For the past few days, I’ve been making decorations for an upcoming church event. One of the decorations I’ve been working on is balloon flowers, which means I’ve been tying a LOT of balloons! My poor hands are so sore, and I have been wracking my brain for a simple way to ease the pain. Then the solution came to me–a homemade pain relieving cream that I wrote about a few years back.

Pain Relieving Cream


My original inspiration for making a homemade pain relieving cream was my son Kell. He was having a lot of growing pains at the time, which was aggravating both his muscles and his spine. He was taking Aleve as recommended by our family doctor, but I thought it would be nice to have a two-pronged approach since he was in such constant discomfort. I gave him this simple cream, and he said it really helped dull the aches and pains he was experiencing.

I’m planning on making a batch today to put on my sore hands, and I thought that some of you might benefit from having the recipe as well! So here’s how to make your own natural pain relieving cream at home.

Homemade Pain Relieving Cream

Pain Relieving Cream


Pain Relieving Cream


Start by melting the coconut oil and beeswax together. You can do this in the microwave, but I prefer to use a double boiler. Stir well.

Pain Relieving Cream

Next, allow the mixture to cool for a few minutes. Then add the camphor crystals or oil, the menthol crystals or oil, and the eucalyptus essential oil. Stir again.

Pain Relieving Cream

Pour the mixture into a container with an airtight lid, and allow it to cool completely.

Pain Relieving CreamUsing Your Homemade Pain Relieving Cream

Scoop some of the cream out of the container and apply it to the site of any aches and pains. The warmth of your skin will heat up the cream, making it nice and spreadable. And give yourself a relaxing mini massage, while you’re at it! 🙂

Pain Relieving CreamBonus Tip – A Super Simple Alternative

The finished cream in the recipe above has a texture that is more similar to a salve than a lotion. But it you would prefer a smoother, more lotion-y texture, here’s a super simple alternative!

Start with a small jar of vitamin E cream that you should be able to find at your local grocery, dollar, or drug store. Add the camphor, menthol, and eucalyptus in the amounts in the recipe above to the cream, and stir well. It doesn’t get any easier than that!

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