DIY: Natural Chest Balm For Cold & Flu / Protiprehladno mazilo

Dear natureholics, the winter is here and holidays are just around the corner. It’s also the season of stuffy noses, colds and viruses. Are you also wondering how to help yourself or your child in a natural way? In some cases symptoms can also be relieved with aromatherapy. As a student of aromatherapy, I would like to share with you a formulation for our youngest ones to ease the symptoms of flu and cold. Making our natural chest rub balm is so simple, that you can make it from scratch at the comfort of your own home.

Ingredients for 50 g of chest rub ointment:

Almond oil 41.75 g

Shea butter 3 g

Beeswax 5 g

Essential oil thyme chemotype linalool 0.10 g

Atlas cedar essential oil 0.10 g

Lemon essential oil 0.05 g

packaging

Preparation:

-Disinfect the surface, the water resistant bowl, utensils and packaging. We used 70 % alcohol for disinfection.

-Boil the water in the pan, add glass water resistant bowl in the pan. Add almond oil, shea butter and beeswax in a water bath (in a bowl).

-Heat the mixture in a water bath and stir the ingredients until they become liquid.

-Remove from heat, add selected essential oils and mix everything well.

-Before the balm becomes solid, pour it into disinfected container (packaging). Add a label to the container and write the name of the product and the date of manufacture on it.

Use:

When the balm cools, it becomes more solid and can be applied to the chest twice a day if necessary. We mainly apply the balm to the chest area and the back. Use essential oils carefully, only use the ones with the chemotype linalool and not any others, as they differ in their effect. Linalool is milder and is therefore more suitable for child skin.

Thyme essential oil has antibacterial effects, is anti-inflammatory, antimicrobial and antiviral. It has a sedative effect, which means that it is calming. I decided for atlas cedar essential oil because it is used for respiratory problems such as coughing, running nose and lung problems, it also has antibacterial, anti-inflammatory and antimicrobial properties. It has coniferous fragrance with a simple oriental note. Lemon essential oil is used for respiratory infections, and it has positive affect on our well-being as fresh yellow citrus in a bottle lifts the mood. Lemon note is usually popular among our youngest ones.

Warning! The balm for children is only a supplement and relieves symptoms, but it cannot be used as a medicine and cannot replace medical care. We also recommend inhalation therapy, bath and essential oil evaporator.

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NARAVNO PROTIPREHLADNO MAZILO ZA OTROKE

Dragi naravoljubci, temperature so se že spustile pod ničlo, narava se vedno bolj nagiba k počitku. Spet je tu obdobje zamašenih noskov, prehladov in viroz. 🤒 Se morda sprašujete, kako svojemu otroku pomagati po naravni poti?  V nekaterih primerih lahko simptome lajšamo tudi z aromaterapijo. Kot študentka aromaterapije bi z vami rada podelila recept za naše najmlajše, ki jim bo oblažil prehladna obolenja. Izdelava tega protiprehladnega mazila je tako preprosta, da sva prepričani, da ga lahko izdela prav vsak. Torej, kaj potrebujemo?

Recept za 50 g mazila:

Mandljevo olje 41,75 g

Karitejevo maslo 3 g

Čebelji vosek 5 g

Eterično olje timijan kemotip linalool 0,10 g

Eterično olje atlaške cedre 0,10 g

Eterično olje limone 0,05 g

Postopek priprave:

-Razkužimo površino, stekleno posodo, v kateri bomo kuhali, pripomočke ter embalažo. Za dezinfekcijo sva uporabili 70 % alkohol.

-Zavremo vodo v kozici.

-V stekleni posodi zmešamo mandljevo olje, karitejevo maslo in čebelji vosek.

-Mešanico segrejemo nad vodno kopeljo in mešamo dokler ne postane tekoče.

-Odstavimo iz ognja, dodamo izbrana eterična olja in vse skupaj dobro premešamo.

-Ko je zmes še tekoča, jo vlijemo v razkužene embalaže. Na posodico dodamo nalepko ter nanjo zapišemo ime izdelka ter datum izdelave.

Uporaba:

Ko se mazilo ohladi, postane bolj trdne oblike in ga malčku po potrebi namažemo dvakrat na dan. Mažemo predvsem področje prsnega koša in hrbet. Pri tem moramo paziti, da uporabimo kemotipe navedenih eteričnih olj in ne katerih drugih, saj se po svojem delovanju zelo razlikujejo. Linalool je blažji in je zato bolj primeren za otroško kožo.

Eterična olja delujejo terapevtsko in izdelek odišavijo.

Eterično olje timijana ima antibakterijske učinke, je protivnetno, protimikrobno in protivirusno. Učinkuje sedativno, kar pomeni, da pomirja. Eterično olje atlaške cedre sem izbrala, ker se uporablja pri respiratornih težavah, kot so izkašljevanje, odvajanje sluzi iz grla in pljuč, deluje tudi antibakterijsko, protivnetno ter protimikrobno. Vonj ima po iglavcih s poprasto orientalsko noto. Eterično olje limone se uporablja pri respiratornih okužbah, nasploh pa za dobro počutje, saj sveži rumeni citrus v steklenički dvigne razpoloženje. Limonina nota je običajno priljubljena med našimi najmlajšimi.                                                     

Opozorilo! Če gre za hujši prehlad ali vročino, je potrebno obiskati zdravnika. Mazilo je zgolj dopolnilo ter blaži simptome, ampak se ne more uporabljati kot zdravilo in ne more nadomestiti zdravniške oskrbe.

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