Sore Nose Soothing Balm RecipeThis balm soothes a cold or flu-caused sore nose and prevents further irritation. First, infuse oil. Then, mix the infused oil with shea butter and beeswax to make nose balm.
Equipment– Small tins to put the finished balm in
MaterialsHerb Infused Oil (optional, but recommended)– 1 cup olive oil (or coconut oil)– 1 TBSP comfrey leaf– 1 TBSP dried plantain leaf (the herb, not the banana!)– 1 tsp calendula flowers (optional)– 1 tsp yarrow flowers (optional)
Instructions– Place the oil in a double boiler. If using coconut oil, melt the oil first.– Add the herbs.-3-4 hours or until oil turns green from herbs. Too much heat or time burns herbs.Keeping herbs in oil for 2 to 3 weeks in a warm room. Indirect sun works.
– Let cool.– Store in an airtight container and use as needed.
To Make the Nose Balm--1 tablespoon infused oil, shea butter, and beeswax pastilles.– Melt over medium heat.– Stir and pour into tins or jars. Adaptable to doubling or tripling.
-- Apply a small amount around the nose with a clean spoon or fingernail. Do not reuse a dirty spoon or finger to avoid contamination. As needed until redness and pain disappear.