How to make your own pain balm at home
Majority of us prefer to use pain balms like Zandu Balm, Amrutanjan as a temporary relief for headache or minor sprains. Do you know you can also make your own pain balm at home for yourself. It may not be as polished and fancy as the ones you buy on market, but it definitely does the job. Read below to learn how to make a pain balm at home for yourself.
Let's start with ingredients and the portions.
- Beeswax - 1 Part
- Powdered White Pepper - 1 Part
- Coconut Oil - 8 Parts
- Camphor - 2 Parts
- Peppermint Crystals - 2 Parts
Pain Balm Recipe
- Make peppermint crystals and camphor in fine powder. Be Careful , both these evaporate very easily. So make sure to store them in a bowl and cover them with a lid.
- Boil the coconut oil a bit and dissolve beeswax in this hot coconut oil.
- The mixture completely liquifies.
- Now keep the mixture aside and let it cool down a bit.
- Then add all the powders ( White Pepper, Camphor, Peppermint Crystals) one by one and grind into a fine paste.
- Your pain balm is now ready.
- Store them in a small bottle or some pain balm tins.
Note, the resultant product is only for external application.Do a skin patch test on your hand once before applying on your forehead. Try to use organic certified ingredients to the extent possible.
Color of the product may not be as white as the balms sold in the market.
We used the following ingredients for our preparation. (Note: Amazon Affiliate Links)
Origin of the formulation:
This formulation is originally published in the book called "Vaidya Yoga Ratnavali" published by Indian Medical Practitioners' Co-Operative Pharmacy & Store Ltd. in the year 1935 and is compiled by Pandit Sri Mulugu Ramalingayya