It’s that time of year. Sniffles, colds, flu, allergies. It’s horrible for your nose. Raw, chapped, and painful, and no sign of it going away soon because your nose is still running.
I had a friend request a balm to help with sniffles and those chapped noses and cheeks. I thought it was brilliant so I’m going to share it with you. This is the quick and easy version. Conveniently in a lip balm tube for easy application and portable! I will be sharing another recipe soon that is my own blend, in case you are wanting more control over the oils in your balm.
This is an amazing balm. You may want to split this recipe in half to make a balm for dry hands and cuticles. If you want to do that, you’ll need a few 1oz PET plastic or glass pots in addition to the other materials.
I used the Sniffle Stopper Synergy because it is KidSafe and ready to go. And it works. I use it all the time for my sniffle-y runny nose. It works better and faster than OTC medicines with no nasty side effects!
Lip balm kit
12-15 Lip Balm Tubes
Pyrex measuring cup
Scale (You can do this without a scale, you just need exactly equal portions, remembering that the beeswax and cocoa butter have air pockets)
1. Bring a small pot of water to boil. Put the pyrex measuring cup into the water. The water should only come up about halfway.
2. Add the beeswax to the measuring cup. Allow to melt.
3. While beeswax is melting, set up lip balm tubes into tray. Put one tube in each corner for stability, then group the rest together for easy pouring.
4. Once beeswax is melted, add the coconut oil and jojoba.
5. Once those are liquid, add the cocoa butter. Pulling off the heat before it is completely melted and stirring to finish melting.
6. Dry off the bottom of the measuring cup and begin to pour the hot oils into the lip balm tubes. Don’t fill all the way to the top to leave room for the oils.
7. Once you’ve filled your tubes, add 2-5 drops of Sniffle Stopper Synergy (less for children ages 2-5, more for bigger kids and adults) to each tube. You can leave some tubes without oils (“naked”). These are great lip balms and you can add a different oil blend later. Just reheat them gently in the microwave and add your oils, up to 5 drops per tube. Some good options would be peppermint (2 drops max per tube, not on kiddos please!), orange, steam-distilled lime, lavender, or frankincense. Great gift idea, too!
8. Let the tubes cool completely and then label them!
9. Use this 2-3 times a day, or more if needed. Rub under, around, and on nose and cheeks.
Enjoy your non-sniffle-y, happy nose!