Home made tiger balm

Tiger balm is a special and natural balm that you can make at home based on the recipe in the book "Do it yourself Eco Mom". But what makes it so special and why should you try it?

This balm can come in handy in several ways:

  • You can enjoy its scent as therapy: The essential oils used in the preparation of tiger balm, such as menthol and eucalyptus, can be refreshing and invigorating. You can use it for inhalation or massage for refreshment.

  • To relieve breathing problems: If you have breathing difficulties caused by a cold or allergies, inhaling tiger balm can help relieve the symptoms. A few drops of this balm over steaming hot water or used in an inhaler can bring relief.

  • In cold weather for a general pleasant skin feeling: Cold weather can take a toll on our skin and cause it to dry out. Tiger balm contains natural humectants that can help hydrate and protect the skin.

  • Before and after sports: You can also use it to treat muscles and joints strained during sports. Massage the balm into the affected areas to relieve tension and pain.

Why should you make it at home? Because this way you have complete control over the ingredients and you can be sure that you are only using natural materials. In addition, you can take care of yourself and your family in an environmentally friendly and sustainable way with the help of the recipes in the Ökoanyu Csináld mágd book.


15 g St. John's wort oil
8 gr extra virgin olive oil
6 g of beeswax
15 drops of peppermint essential oil
15 drops of camphor essential oil
8 drops of clove essential oil
8 drops of cinnamon essential oil
8 drops of cajeput essential oil

Melt the olive oil and St. John's wort oil with the beeswax over steam, then let the mixture cool to room temperature. Then add the essential oils and put it in a well-sealed jar.