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DIY Headache Balm Recipe

The Herbeevore
This all natural mint headache balm is a great natural remedy for headaches. A few simple ingredients like fresh mint, pine needles, shea butter, and olive oil come together to make a fresh and fragrant essential oil balm for aromatherapy headache relief.
5 from 3 votes
Cook Time 10 mins
Total Time 10 mins
Course DIY, Home & Beauty
Servings 2 jars


  • A Double Boiler
  • mason jars


  • 3 tablespoons pine needles
  • 3 tablespoons mint leaves
  • 3/4 cup olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons beeswax
  • 1 tablespoon shea butter
  • 20 drops peppermint essential oil
  • 10 drops pine essential oil


  • Infuse the oil. There are 2 simple methods for doing this: a slow method and a quick method. For the slow method, place the pine needles, mint leaves, and olive oil in an air tight jar. Seal and store in a cool, dark place (like a kitchen cupboard) for 4 to 6 weeks.  Strain, and the oil is ready to use.  For the quick method place the pine needles, mint leaves, and olive oil in a small sauce plan. Heat on low heat for 1 to 2 hours, stirring occasionally. Strain, and the oil is ready to use.
  • Once the oil has infused, bring a pot of water to a boil, and place a double boiler over the pot. In the double boiler, heat the olive oil, beeswax, and shea butter until melted.  Stir until it is well combined.
  • Remove from the heat, and add the essential oils to the mixture.  Divide evenly into small jars (I used 2 of these 4 ounce jam jars which were perfect) and allow to cool on a counter for 30 minutes before using.
  • To use, scoop a pea-sized amount of balm on to your fingers, and gently massage balm into your temples and along the top of your hairline. I also add a dab to my neck right under my ears.


Note: this balm is used only for natural aromatherapy headache relief - for chronic or persistent pain please seek help from a medical provider.
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