Whenever there is a problem there is a business for anyone who has the solution. That is how business men should think always! It is raining season and people will start having catarrh and cough now. As a matter of fact; I have seen two people already having catarrh and lots having cold. Mind you the rain is just starting. Students are still in session and they will always caught cold one way or the order. That is why smart woman are learning this now. At least, if not for making money; it will be for the family‘s sake.
Though there are lots of Balm out their but knowing to make your own Balm will greatly save you some money and earn you some extra cash. Aside from that it also put you off the risk of some harmful Balms out there.
What are Balms? Balms are ointments that are used for the treatment of many muscle and bone discomfort/dislocation. They come in diverse colors and textures, though the most popular one is still Robb. It is very good for athletes and any person that is usually attacked by muscle spasm. It is also a good antidote for catarrh and cold, because of the hot sensation it creates when used on the skin. It can also be used for the treatment of back ache, rheumatism, arthritis and other ailments.
This makes the market for balm very high during the rainy season like this. It is also in high demand during the harmattan season because during the harmattan, dusts make a whole lot of people suffer from catarrh and they go to the chemist asking for balm. Also during the rainy season, cold makes people keep balm for the comfort of their families. You can go into the production of balm and start smiling to the bank all year round.
TOOLS NEEDED FOR MAKING BALM
- Weighing Scale
CHEMICALS NEEDED FOR MAKING BALM
- Petroleum Jelly 1kg
- Paraffin Wax 100 grams
- Menthol 50 grams
- Peppermint oil 50 grams
- Methy salicylate 100 grams
- Turpentine oil 100 grams
- Camphor rectified 150 grams
STEPS INVOLVED IN MAKING BALM
Step 1: Turn on the heater and set the boiler on it
Step 2: Add the petroleum jelly into the boiler and heat for about 5 mins
Step 3: Add the paraffin wax and stir the two together until they are uniformly mixed
Step 4: Add the turpentine oil and the peppermint oil and continue stirring
Step 5: Next add the methyl salicylate, Eucalyptus and tincture of capsicum continue with the stirring
Step 6: Finally add the camphor and the menthol, heat and stir for another 2 minutes
Step 7: Turn off the heater and continue stirring
Step 8: Package ready for sale