Just as cold and flu season ends, allergy season begins. Great. Thanks, world. Yet another reason to move to a tropical island. In the meantime, though, I suppose I shall have to make do with half of the seasons involving the sniffles at some time or another. I’m lucky enough not to suffer from any seasonal allergies, but I feel like I’ve had enough colds this past winter to more than compensate for it.


Of the multitude of things that irritate me about having the sniffles, the awful, sore nose from the constant blowing is a major pain. It doesn’t matter how luxurious your tissues are, it always happens. Your poor nose never gets any time to heal, and is constantly scaly and painful, leaving you debating between blowing your nose again or letting it drip like a leaky faucet. Ugh.


The last time I had a cold, this salve was brilliant. I applied it around the sore part of my nose every night, and every morning it was a lot better. So, so much better. A total nose-saver, in fact. So, if you’re nose-blowing prone, you need to have this salve on hand. It’s amazing. (It’s great for other boo-boos, too).


Calendula & Shea Nose Salve

20g beeswax
20g shea butter
30g calendula infused olive oil
5 drops grapefruit essential oil (leave out if you are very sensitive to sunburn)
3 drops cardamom essential oil

Melt the beeswax, shea butter, and olive oil together. Remove from the heat, stir in the essential oils, and pour into a tin to set up.

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