But I asked myself whether it is possible to make a similar balm out of herbs and essential oils that grow in Europe and North America. I had this idea because I love to use herbs that grow where I live.
The power animal of this western balm should be the bear, I thought, because the bear has a strong connection to Europe and North America. And the bear is really a powerful animal to allay lots of complaints. ;-)
Therefore the balm ist called: Bear Balm.
I used St-Johns-Worth Oil to give a red colour to the bear balm. You could use another oil, but then the Bear Balm is not red.
The essential oils I used are from herbs that can grow in Europe or North America: Juiper bush, Lavenders, Peppermint, Rosemary, Sage and Thyme.
They are good for the blood supply, have antibiotic effects, allay pains, release spasm und help to breathe.
You can apply the Bear Balm on hurting parts of the body.
It helps against:
Never put Bear Balm to the eys because this would sting.
The essential oil of sage can cause epileptic strokes if someone suffers from epilepsy.
How to do it
Prepare the ingredients.
Put oil and wax into a jar.
Put the jar into a pan with water and heat it.
Wait until the wax is molten.
Take the mixture out of the hot water and wait a while.
But the mixture should still be liquid for the next step.
Pour the essential oils into the mixture.
Stir the minty mixture still the essential oils are completely mixed.
Pour the liquid bear balm into a cream jar.
The 30 ml of bear balm is just the right amount to fill two tiny 10 ml jars up to the edge.
These tiny jars are very useful to take with you.
Wait until the bear balm is cold and gets harder.
Close the cream jar and label it with content and acutal date.