DIY Essential Oil Bear-Balm Using OK For Kids Sniffles & Sneezes

September 06, 2016

Chicken soup, mountains of dirty tissues, endless television and a thermometer that's through the roof- all classic signs that cold season is upon us. While chicken soup may be good for the soul, feeling under the weather can be unBEARable! Our OK For Kids Sniffles & Sneezes is the respiratory system’s best friend with oils of Silver Fir, Cedarwood, Pine, Spruce, Sweet Orange, and Lavender to help bring relief.

DIY Bear Balm

Snuff out those grizzly-size sniffles with our DIY Bear Balm recipe. Rub a small amount on your child’s chest for congestion relief and less tissue waste. Plus, this recipe doubles as a great healthy, homemade product for adults too!

What you need

(2) 4 oz Metal tins

1/4 cup of Coconut Carrier oil

1/4 cup of Grapeseed Carrier oil

4 tablespoons of Beeswax

35 drops of OK For Kids Sniffles & Sneezes

Double boiler


Melt the beeswax in a double boiler on low heat. Once melted, remove from heat and stir in Coconut oil, Grapeseed oil and Sniffles & Sneezes. Pour the mixture into the metal tins and let cool. This recipe should yield approximately two, four ounce tins. For a softer balm, add more carrier oil, and for a firmer balm add more beeswax.


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  • Edens Garden says...

    Hi Megan! Yes, you can use this in a deodorant container. The chest, feet and pulse points are ideal location for topical application.

    On May 07, 2017

  • Megan says...

    Hi! Would this balm work ok in a deodorant container? And I’m guessing that it should be rubbed on the chest and feet? Would anywhere else be good to put it??

    On May 06, 2017

  • Edens Garden says...

    Hi Katie! In ultrasonic diffusers we typically recommend using anywhere between 5 and 25 drops of essential oil, however the manufacturer of the diffuser would have a better idea of what to use.

    On November 09, 2016

  • Katie says...

    I would like to diffuse both Healthy Hero and Sniffles & Sneezes. What would you recommend the water to EO ratio be? Thanks.

    On November 09, 2016

  • Edens Garden says...

    Hi Amanda! The carrier oils in this recipe can be interchangeable. Using a 1/2 a cup of Coconut oil should work nicely.

    On October 04, 2016

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