Headache Relief Pots

These pots are great for traveling or keeping in your purse for those sudden headaches.

Headache Relief Pots

What you need

2 oz (55 g) Beeswax
3 oz (85 g) Shea Butter
4 oz (115 g) Olive Oil
10-15 drops of lavender essential oil
Lip Balm containers or small jars


If you can not get hold of Shea butter, then substitute the 3 oz of Shea butter with 1 extra oz of beeswax and 2 oz of either a massage oil base like Apricot oil, or use Olive Oil.

Start by melting the beeswax and Shea Butter down in a double boiler method.

Once the beeswax is melted add all the oils together including the lavender oil.

Now add the mixture to small lip balm pots or miniature jam jars.

This recipe makes 9 0z (250 g) of solid headache relief balm.

How to use: Apply to your temples and take deep breaths.


  1. Be careful with the lavender oil, especially if your headaches are related to sinusitus or any sinus-related ailment. Lavender is a FLORAL scent which could aggrevate the sinusses.

  2. I love the idea of a “headache pot”. I am prone to headaches and always seem to be out and about when one hits. The idea I can get relief on the spot without having to find water and meds. Thanks.

  3. Where can i get this stuff from? i want to make it 4 my gran but have a scooby doo where to get it! : / thanks… i think…

  4. to the person who asked where to get Shea butter and beeswax from in Austraila. you should be able to get them from your local health food shops and herbalists.

  5. Think I’ll include these with my stocking stuffers for the family this year! Thanks for a great project.

  6. can you change the lavender oil to almond oil? can anyone help!? thanks

  7. i love this


  9. I would think this balm could also be used on cuticles or on a couple of select places to help you get to sleep at night. I have terrible migraines & take several meds for them & I have an herb mask with Lavender that I use sometimes if they’re not to bad. It really helps, so I’m gonna make this one for sure!

  10. this is a great idea the brand name stuff also has peppermint and I love it now I can make it for my family, thanks so much !!!

  11. This is sooooo cool. i get headaches at skool all the time so this will be very useful! Thank u!

  12. il try making this for my mum, but where on EARTH do you get shea butter?? is it really available in body shop…(in moscow)

  13. Excellent tutorial. Thank you very much!!


  14. this looks awesome can’t wait to try!!!!!!!

  15. omg! i always have headaches haven’t tried this but it looks awesome!

  16. Hey everyone. I have some info on the pots… I bought some in Boes. They were kindof expensive ($12) but they came in a pack of 6. I have yet to try out this umm… Recipe? But I am sure t will be great!

  17. The best place to put this on are your pressure points:) (medically speaking)lavender is a relaxing herb, especially to lower high blood pressure

  18. Zoey, I have found tiny plastic pots with lids in craft shops and cheap shops for about $2 a packet

  19. my mother in law uses the very small rubber maid containters. those work great!

  20. You can buy containers as well as all the supplies that you may need on http://www.glorybee.com they are great they are local to me and i just bought everything that i needed from them

  21. Wouldn’t you be able to do this in a chapstick tube or lipstick tube?’Cause you can do that with most homemade lipgloss.

  22. Cool idea, but where do u get the beeswax and shea butter from?
    (In Australia)

  23. I have headaches on the journeys & while watching movies. &now this is the solution. It is REALLY VERY USEFUL….. 🙂

  24. to Zoey:
    You might be able to find those pots in a crafts store, like Michael’s, or you could just go to a drug store, and buy a lip balm or body lotion in a tin can. If you use it up and wash it after it’s empty, you could use that.

  25. Great idea! And very very useful!! I will try it!

  26. wow, i really needed this stuff

  27. llmcd@tds.net says

    These aromatherapy items work very well. You can locate any and all kinds of containers from suppliers of candle making and body and bath vendors.


  28. i just love it. i already tried thyem out. oh yes

  29. Apply directly to the forehead!

  30. this is really intresting! i think i’ll try it some day!

  31. Can i just ask, does anyone know where you can buy lip balm pots and for how much? I want to try lots of projects like these, but have no-where to store them. Please help. xx Zoe (age 11) Thanks guys! 🙂

  32. Just massage your temples, you don’t need to make this balm! The rubbing takes away the headache because it relaxes the tight muscles and gives you something else to think about!

  33. I had a roll on oil before that I liked, but I think I would like this more!

    PeterPam, it’s like solid perfume, and certain scents heal certain things, like Lavender & Peppermint scents can help with headaches and healing. Eucalyptus is good too!! =3

  34. Great recipe. I like to use eucalyptus. This is good if you don’t like the scent of lavender. You can also rub this on the back of your neck too along with on your temples.

  35. YOU RUBB IT ON YOUR HEAD!duhhhh!

  36. CNSteward92 says

    I love the Idea.. I should actually make one for all my teachers and my mom

  37. Fantastic.. it really works.

  38. shea butter is available in Uk no problems ( can even buy in the Body shops)

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