Peppermint Pine Headache Salve

Massage a dab of Peppermint Pine Headache Salve on your temples when you start to feel a headache. Breathe deeply and feel your headache melt away.



  1. Infuse the mint leaves and pine needles into the sunflower or olive oil. Once it has sufficiently infused, strain the oil. You can store this infused oil for up to 9-12 months before making the salve.
  2. When you're ready to make the salve, combine ½ cup of the infused oil with the tamanu and beeswax in a canning jar or other heatproof container. Set the container down into a small saucepan containing 1-2" of water, then place the pan over a medium-low burner until the beeswax has melted.
  3. Remove from heat and stir in the peppermint oil. Carefully pour the hot mixture into tins or jars.
  4. Depending on your preference, you may want a softer or firmer salve. If so, just remelt the product and add a pinch more beeswax for a firmer consistency or a little more oil for a softer salve.
  5. If you pain persists, is chronic or gets worse, check with your health care provider for further advice.
  6. Shelf life of the salve is around 6-9 months, if stored in a cool location, out of direct sunlight.

Recipe by Reformation Acres at