This soothing balm helps calm a sore nose from a cold or flu and protects against more irritation. First, you’ll make an infused oil. Then, you’ll combine a small amount of the infused oil with shea butter and beeswax to make the nose balm.
To Make the Herb Infused Oil (optional, but recommended)
Place the oil in a double boiler. If using coconut oil, melt the oil first.
Add the herbs.
Simmer on low heat for 3-4 hours or until the oil has taken on a green color from the herbs. Be careful not to have the heat too high or leave too long or the herbs will burn. If the rooms is warm enough, you can also simply place the herbs into the oil in an airtight glass jar and leave for 2-3 weeks. This works best in indirect sunlight and won’t be possible at all times.
Store in an airtight container and use as needed.
To Make the Nose Balm
In a double boiler, combine 1 tablespoon of the infused oil, the shea butter, and the beeswax pastilles.
Melt over medium heat.
Stir well and pour into individual tins or a small glass jar. Can double or triple recipe if desired.
To use: scrape off a small amount with a clean spoon or fingernail and apply to the skin around the nose. To avoid contamination, do not re-use the same spoon or finger until it has been washed. Use as needed until redness and soreness is gone.