Most commercial pain relief salves contain toxic, unnecessary petroleum ingredients, like Propylene Glycol, Diazolidinyl Urea, methylparaben, Propylparaben, and petrolatum (Vaseline).
To ensure purity and effectiveness, make your own. It’s very easy.
1/2 cup coconut oil
2 teaspoons organic beeswax pellets (or chunks)
2 teaspoons camphor crystals or 5 drops camphor essential oil
2 teaspoons menthol crystals or 5 drops peppermint essential oil
5 drops eucalyptus essential oil
1 teaspoon DMSO (optional)
Place a pint jar in an appropriated sized pot with water. Add 1/2 cup coconut oil and 1-2 teaspoons beeswax to the jar. Turn on heat to medium briefly, enough to melt the two oils together.
Remove the jar from the pot and allow to cool. While the oils are slightly warm, add the menthol and, or camphor crystals. Stir until dissolved.
Stir well and allow the oils to start to firm up. You can place the jar in an ice bath to speed up the process.
Add 5 drops eucalyptus oil
Add 5 drops of camphor oil (if you didn’t add the camphor crystals)
Stir well for about a minute, or until the mixture firms.
Once it firms up, pour or scoop the salve into a jar. Attach a lid and label it.
Apply the salve externally to joints, inflamed or painful areas of the skin. Store at room temperature.
Health Benefits of Camphor, Eucalyptus Oil, and Menthol:
Camphor, eucalyptus and menthol are three essential oils that are used in complementary and alternative medicine to treat a variety of ailments and conditions. Camphor oil is extracted from the leaves, roots or stems of the Cinnamomum camphora tree, while eucalyptus oil comes from the leaves of the Eucalyptus globulus plant. Menthol is extracted from the leaves of various mint plants, such as peppermint. Consult a healthcare practitioner before using them.
Camphor Health Benefits:
The most popular use of camphor oil is the reduction of chronic cough. When certain compounds in the plant come into contact with water, they form a protective layer that lines the respiratory tract, thereby guarding it from irritation and potentially harmful substances. Camphor oil has also been used to improve blood circulation in the capillaries, which can raise low blood pressure.
Camphor oil has an extremely high potential for toxicity. Because of this, the oil should not be ingested, but rather inhaled as a vapor. The internal ingestion of camphor may cause seizures, especially in those with Parkinson’s disease or epilepsy.
Eucalyptus Health Benefits:
In traditional medicine, eucalyptus was used to help control blood sugar levels in diabetics. Its essential oil was believed to increase insulin production, thus reducing blood sugar levels. Currently, eucalyptus is used to treat coughs and reduce the symptoms of the common cold. Inhaling eucalyptus oil may also help loosen mucus, so it is often used to reduce the congestion associated with bronchitis and influenza. In addition, eucalyptus contains a compound called cineole, which can kill the bacteria that cause bad breath.
Menthol Health Benefits:
Peppermint oil contains a high concentration of menthol, which gives it its characteristic aroma. The menthol in peppermint oil is used to reduce nausea and cold symptoms and help prevent indigestion. Peppermint oil has also been used to treat headaches and digestive conditions, such as irritable bowel syndrome. Peppermint oil may also help reduce nerve and muscle pain.
Soothe Aches And Pains With This Easy-To-Make Cream:
MSM and DMSO: