Homemade Healing Balm with Essential Oils

Have you ever gotten a bone bruise before? I have. And they’re TERRIBLE. I was being a total ding dong and smooshed my hand while I was helping my husband move some of his heavy music equipment. Suffice to say there was a lot of wincing and complaining those first few days.

But then I had a great idea! I had just gotten my Young Living KidScents Owie Blend in the mail and was dying to try it out. Owie is a blend of Balsam Fir, Helichrysum, Melaleuca (Tea Tree), Elemi, Cistus, Hinoki, and Clove. It’s pre-diluted with fractionated coconut oil and specially formulated for children 2+ to help soothe minor cuts, scrapes, & skin irritation. Basically, it’s perfect for a gentle healing balm! I also added Rosemary to this recipe to promote blood circulation and Patchouli for swelling and inflammation. Tea Tree is another great oil to add for helping facilitate wound healing with its natural antibacterial properties. The Owie blend contains Tea Tree essential oil, but you can add more if you’d like. (I did)

The rest is history. If you’d like to make your own healing balm for sore muscles, minor cuts/scrapes, bruises, arthritis, swelling, etc… then read on!

Homemade Healing Balm: smells like dirty old mustard, feels like heaven


+ 1/4 cup coconut oil

+ 2 TBSP beeswax

+ 2 tsp epsom salt (optional)

+ 20 drops KidScents Owie essential oil

+ 10 drops Rosemary essential oil

+ 10 drops Patchouli essential oil

+ 5 drops Tea Tree essential oil


In a double boiler, melt the coconut oil and beeswax.

Remove from heat and let cool for 15 minutes.

Stir in the essential oils and the epsom salt. (The salt won’t dissolve, so if that bothers you then you can omit it)

Mix together & pour into a small glass jar

Let it harden, then rub into those sore bones

Which essential oils do you have in your medicine cabinet? Leave a comment below!

xx Katelyn