DIY Tiger Balm

  • Ingredients:
    1oz. beeswax
    1/4 cup almond, coconut or olive oil
    Double boiler
    10 drops camphor essential oil
    9 drops peppermint essential oil
    7 drops eucalyptus essential oil
    5 drops clove essential oil
    5 drop cinnamon essential oil
    Small glass container


    • Combine 1 oz. beeswax and 1/4 cup almond, coconut or olive oil in a double boiler on low heat.

    • Stir the mixture until it melts. The beeswax and oils should combine as the beeswax melts.

    • Pour the mixture into a glass container. Do this before adding the essential oils, because the oils tend to evaporate quickly, so you should close the lid of the container as soon as you add them.

    • Add 10 drops camphor essential oil, nine drops peppermint essential oil, seven drops eucalyptus essential oil, five drops clove essential oil and five drops cinnamon essential oil to the melted beeswax mixture, and quickly stir. Complete this step before the beeswax cools and hardens, because it will be difficult to add the essential oils at that point.

    • Close the lid tightly, and let the Hot Tiger Balm cool down and thicken before applying it to the affected area with your fingers. The consistency of the balm should be cream-like.