How to make an all natural muscle balm.
We start by making our own base which is a simple balm made from oils, butters and beeswax. You can use any oils you like (suggestions below and in the video). The most basic balm recipe is a cup of oils to an oz of beeswax.
We use our own infused herbal oils, organic shea butter, organic cocoa butter, organic herbs, essential oils and beeswax from small, private beekeepers that do not use insecticides or engage in any harmful practices toward the bees. Unlike the world’s leading maker of muscle balm, we do it the best way there is: COMPLETELY NATURAL (and, it’s not that hard!!!)
This recipe: makes about 16 oz of medium strength muscle balm.
To make stronger, add more menthol and essential oils. You can also use two mints (wintergreen and peppermint or any other kind of mint). You can use cassia essential oil. You can also use cayenne pepper (capsacin) and/or ground powdered ginger. If you use fresh ginger you will need to strain it and will also need a preservative.
Avoid recipes with tumeric. It stains everything (including you) and there’s not much of an upside to using it.
To make a less potent muscle balm use less camphor and clovebud and leave everything else out except for the lavender. You can also add eucalyptus and/or rosemary.
For any strength you can add Vitamin E and/or aloe vera gel (not the juice…if you add the juice you will need a preservative.)
Medium Strength All Natural Muscle Balm
Butters/oils: 1.5 cups combination of any butters/oils you like. Good oils to mix with beeswax for your base (one or a mix, when I first started I used just sunflower and it was a nice, light base):
olive oil, sunflower oil, apricot oil, sweet almond oil, coconut oil, shea butter, cocoa butter, grapeseed oil,
Beeswax: 1.5 oz
If you don’t want to make your own base with the butters/oils/beeswax, you can substitute petroleum jelly (but petroleum isn’t “natural”)
What to add to your own base or to the petroleum jelly:
7 grams menthol chips or menthol essential oil
2 grams clovebud essential oil
3 grams camphor essential oil
4 grams cajeput essential oil (optional)
3 grams wintergreeen or peppermint essential oil (optional)
4 grams lavender essential oil (optional)
1/4 cup of shea butter and 1/4 cup of cocoa butter.
Oils: I used arnica infused oil, comfrey infused oil (both infusions a mix of sunflower oil, extra virgin olive oil and apricot oil.). If you want a less natural solution, you can use petroleum jelly for the base. My most popular products were the peppermint foot creme paired with foot scrub, muscle balm and baby castor jelly! Check them out!