Home Essentials Friars Balsam

It doesn’t get more old-fashioned than Friar’s Balsam, which has traditionally been used as a natural antiseptic, Friars' Balsam is just the thing to reach for for minor blisters and skin irritations. You can also make up a great hand lotion with Friars Balsam. Dilute Friars Balsam before use on skin to prevent stinging.

Size: 50ml

Uses & Tips

  • Antiseptic - For minor blisters, skin irritations, chapped skin and lips. May help relieve itching of chilblains and dry skin conditions. Apply diluted, 1 part to 2 parts water, to avoid stinging.
  • Inhalation

Recipes (Make Your Own)

Inhalation 

Add 5ml Friars Balsam to 500ml of hot water and inhale for 5 – 10 minutes to relieve sinus congestion, up to 4 times daily.

Cough Support 

Inhale steam of Home Essentials Eucalyptus Oil with added Home Essentials Friars Balsam, Menthol and Pine Oil.

Hand lotion 

Take 1 cup boiling water and 1 teaspoon of corn flour, then mix the corn flour with the boiling water and allow to cool. It should thicken. Then take 10 drops Home Essentials Friar's Balsam, 2 Tb Home Essentials Olive Oil, and 2 Tb Home Essentials Glycerol, and stir in these ingredients. Add some other Home Essentials Essential Oils if you want a stronger smell, although the vanilla like smell of Friar's Balsam is nice. This lotion is quite runny, (don’t expect it to have the same texture as hand cream), but it soaks into the skin well. Shake well before use. Great for chapped hands.

Mixture for cracked nipples 

Mix Home Essentials Friars Balsam with Home Essentials Glycerol. Do not use immediately prior to breastfeeding and ensure area is wiped clean before breastfeeding. This is also good for chapped hands.

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