I was somewhat surprised to discover (or NOT discover) there is very
little information out there about making your own natural pain reliever
lotion. I did manage to find a few things here are there and realized
that all of them contained the same basic ingredients. So armed with
that information I set out to make my own formulation.
What I came up with is basically what amounts to a “massage oil”.
Homemade Pain Relieving Cream
1/2 cup Coconut Oil
2 teaspoons Beeswax pellets
2 teaspoons Camphor crystals or 5 drops Camphor oil
2 teaspoons Menthol crystals or 5 drops Peppermint oil
5 drops Eucalyptus oil
(I purchased the crystals and the oils online at Amazon.com.
I looked for them in our local health food store…but they didn’t have
any of them. Course it’s a small town…so whatcha gonna do!?)
Melt the coconut oil and beeswax together. You can do this in the
microwave, in a double boiler, or what I did was set a small saucepan on
the stove for a minute or two and then turned the burner off and added
the coconut oil and beeswax. Stir until melted.
Allow the mixture to cool for a few minutes, then add the camphor crystals or oil, the menthol crystals or oil, and the eucalyptus oil.
Put in a container and allow to cool completely. When it is
completely cooled it will be a solid rather than liquid…but the minute
it hits your warm skin…it will liquify again. That’s what coconut oil
does, which makes it perfect for massaging onto sore muscles and joints.
This amount of camphor, menthol and eucalyptus seems to be working for
Kell…but you can increase the amount of each until you achieve the
desired level of effectiveness for you without causing irritation.
And finally, if you don’t want to mess with making your own “base” cream….here is a A Super Simple Version of Homemade Pain Relieving Cream.
Just purchase a jar of Vitamin E Cream at just about any grocery,
dollar or drug store and add the oils to that, and mix. Voila! Done.