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Homemade Nose Balm Recipe for Sore, Raw Skin

This homemade sore nose balm is full of beneficial natural ingredients that not only soothe a raw nose from too much blowing but also help heal it faster.

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Homemade Nose Balm Recipe

Fall is here! The weather is starting to cool down here in Colorado and the leaves are beginning to change. This weekend I started to get all our cold weather clothes out to get ready for the season.

Sadly, this means cold and flu season is upon us.  That means lots of nose blowing and the raw, irritated skin that goes along with it. I have always used store bought goop, like vaseline or neosporin to soothe my sore nose.

I’ve since ditched the commercial products for natural homemade ones and needed to find a solution for a chapped nose. Coconut oil is the first thing I grab when it comes to cuts and scrapes and it will work for red noses too but I wanted something a bit more hard hitting to keep on hand.

After looking into all the wonderful natural ingredients that promote healthy skin and healing, I landed on a couple of favorites that make this sore nose balm recipe a winner. Essential Oils, shea butter, coconut butter, aloe vera all combine to create a powerful blend that heals a sad nose and helps knock out nasty germs.

Sooth a sore and irritated nose with this homemade nose balm. Too much blowing can cause the skin around the nose to become red and raw but this all natural salve will heal and sooth your nose fast! | We Three Shanes

Sore Nose Balm Ingredients

All the ingredients are pretty easy to come by. You can pick them up at your local natural store or get them delivered to your home from Amazon.  Again, I chose these ingredients because of their properties, which I’ll list below, but also because I had them on hand.

When it comes to salves there are a ton of ingredients you can use so feel free to substitute any ingredient you want with another one. I’ll even give you some more skin healthy swaps you can try. 

  • Coconut Oil will reduce inflammation, help heal skin, and keep it hydrated.
  • Shea Butter also reduces skin inflammation and provides relief to dry, flaky skin.
  • Jojoba Oil calms the skin and help subdue chapped, irritated skin.
  • Bees Wax will thicken the nose balm but also helps heal wounds. It will provide a protecting layer on your skin from more nose blowing.
  • Aloe Vera Gel will treat damaged skin, helping it heal faster.
  • Lavender Essential Oil has anti-inflammatory properties which reduce redness and help hydrate the skin. It’s know for it’s calming scent so rubbing this nose balm on before bed not only nourishes the skin but helps you relax and fall asleep faster.
  • Eucalyptus Essential Oil is known for it’s pain relieving properties.
  • Peppermint Essential Oil has soothing and cooling properties and will help clear the sinuses so you can breath better.
  • Frankincense Essential Oil soothes inflamed skin and reduces redness and swelling.

You can buy the essential oils separately but you’ll save money if you buy them in a set. This Majestic Pure Set has all four essential oils you need to make the nose balm and comes with a couple other great ones. In fact, we have mentioned all of the essential oils included in the set and use them in other DIY natural recipes here on the blog.


Other Ingredients You Can Use in Your Nose Salve

  • Cocoa Butter protects the skin from irritation and damage.
  • Almond Oil keeps skin cells healthy and helps retain moisture to heal dry skin.
  • Tea Tree Essential Oils anti-inflammatory properties help soothe and relieve sore skin.
  • Rose Essential Oil reduces redness, rehydrates, soothes and reduces inflammation.
  • Sandalwood Oil heals dry, chapped skin.
  • Myrrh Oil soothes and heals raw skin quickly.
  • Camomile Oil reduces inflammation and increases moisture in skin.
  • Calendula Oil has antiseptic properties which can speed the healing process. It can also reduce pain and swelling and keeps skin moisturized.
  • Witch Hazel reduces skin irritation, protects against damaged skin, and wards off infections.

How to Make Homemade Nose Balm

3 TBSP Coconut Oil

2 TBSP Shea Butter

1 TBSP Aloe Vera Gel

1 TBSP Jojoba Oil

1 1/2 TBSP Bees Wax

This homemade sore nose balm is full of beneficial natural ingredients that not only soothe a raw nose from too much blowing but also help heal it faster. | We Three Shanes
  1. The above ingredients go in a double broiler on the stove top until they are all in liquid form. If you don’t have a double broiler just improvise. I used a smaller pan sitting inside a bigger pan. You can also use a pyrex bowl over a pan.

Basically, you want water in the bigger, bottom pan and the ingredients in the smaller pan or bowl hanging over the water. Sometimes the bees wax can take a while to melt. Just stir it around a bit to help the process go by quicker. 

  1. Once those 4 ingredients are melted, remove from heat and let a minute. 

  1. Then add 10 drops of each essential oil into the mixture and stir well.

  1. Now, you can poor this mix into a container or you can whip it first. I decided to whip mine with a hand blender to give it a fluffier texture but it’s not necessary. Next time I won’t bother with this step. It just adds one more thing to clean.

How to Store Nose Balm

I store my homemade nose balm in a 4 oz ball jars. One holds the full amount of the healing salve perfectly. However, you can also buy small tins like THIS or THIS online so you can make everyone in the family their own personal supply of sore nose balm. Then each sick person can keep theirs beside them where it’s nice and handy for reapplying.

When not being used, simply store your healing cream in the cupboard. It should last at least one year but up to 3 years.


How to Use Sore Nose Balm for Colds

I like to start using the sore nose balm as soon as I start blowing my nose. The balm will coat the nose, protecting it from the tissue. It won’t completely defend against the constant rubbing but it will help.

When your nose stats to feel dry rub more nose balm on. I especially like to coat raw noses right before bed. Slather your nose balm on and try your best to go to sleep, the lavender and peppermint will help. Those natural ingredients will go to work as you sleep and you will wake up to a much softer, less irritated nose.

All of the ingredients that are used to make this homemade nose balm are great for the skin so even though it’s made for healing a raw nose that comes from too much blowing it can help many other skin conditions. Now that I have this basic healing salve on hand, I use it for minor scrapes and cuts, rashes, eczema and other skin irritations that need some extra love.


Frequent blowing from allergies, a cold, or the flu can painfully irritate your nose.  This homemade sore nose balm is full of beneficial natural ingredients that not only soothe a raw nose from too much blowing but also help heal it faster. | We Three Shanes

This homemade nose balm is really easy to make. In less than 15 minutes you can have your own natural healing salve to use once those nasty colds start showing up this winter season.


Homemade nose balm relieves dry, red, tender skin around the nose after too much blowing. | We Three Shanes |

Homemade Nose Balm

This homemade sore nose balm is full of beneficial natural ingredients that not only soothe a raw nose from too much blowing but also help heal it faster.
Print Recipe
Prep Time:5 mins
Cook Time:5 mins
Total Time:1 hr 10 mins

Ingredients

  • 3 tbsp coconut oil
  • 2 tbsp shea butter
  • 1 tbsp aloe vera gel use homemade or store bought
  • 1 tbsp jojoba oil
  • 1 1/2 tbsp bees wax

Instructions

  • The above ingredients go in a double broiler on the stove top until they are all in liquid form. If you don’t have a double broiler just improvise. I used a smaller pan sitting inside a bigger pan. You can also use a pyrex bowl over a pan. Basically you want water in the bigger, bottom pan and the ingredients in the smaller pan or bowl hanging over the water. Sometimes the bees wax can take a while to melt. Just stir it around a bit to help the process go by quicker.
  • Once those 4 ingredients are melted, remove from heat and let a minute.
  • Then add 10 drops of each essential oil into the mixture and stir well.
  • Now, you can poor this mix into a container or you can whip it first. I decided to whip mine with a hand blender to give it a fluffier texture but it’s not necessary. Next time I won’t bother with this step. It just adds one more thing to clean.

Notes

When not being used, simply store your healing cream in the cupboard. It should last at least one year.
Servings: 4 oz

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4 Comments

    1. Hi Julie! I’ve just added in a recipe card for this nose balm recipe. If you look on the right upper corner of the card it has a photo of a printer. Just click on that and it will give you options on how you want to print the recipe and instructions.

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