Trying new recipes!

Posted by Monica on

I began researching traditional Dit Da Jow recipes.  Dit Da Jow is a popular Chinese liniment sold to heal external damage such as bruises or sore muscles.  Mainly used by people who practice martial arts.  Dit Da Jow translates into "Fall Hit Wine", people use these remedies after competitions, work outs, or anytime they have some soreness.
There are so many different recipes, and many of them require Chinese herbs or herbal compounds that I do not have access to at the moment. I will continue to research, but for now, I decided to try making some Tiger Balm...

It is so pungent and very potent! It rubbed on nicely, and warmed my skin within a minute.  I decided to call this my Wild Tigress Balm.  Here is the recipe if you are interested:

1/4 cup coconut oil
1/4 cup olive oil
1/2 ounce beeswax
40 drops camphor eo
40 drops peppermint eo
30 drops eucalyptus eo
30 drops cinnamon eo
20 drops clove eo

Melt the beeswax inside a double boiler, once melted, add the coconut and olive oils. Remove from heat once mixed, then add each essential oil before the mixture solidifies. Divide into your dry glass containers / jars.  This makes a little over 4 ounces.  For external use only, avoid eye contact.

Happy rubbing!

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