If you have little kids at home, you know that the sickies are a pain and it seems as if they follow your children around everywhere they go. I’ve seen more than enough toddlers walking around with a runny nose but sometimes that congestion, especially when it comes with a cough can interrupt their sleep and also yours. When this problem sneaks up, instead of heading for Vicks Vapor Rub( as it can be harmful) you can simply make your own version that works twice as good.
This homemade vapor rub recipe really works! The essential oils deliver a soothing feeling while giving off an aroma that helps to open up the respiratory system and help improve the ease of breathing. Try it today!
Colds always bring back memories of my mom and a little blue bottle. The aroma that came from that bottle was like nothing I’ve smelled before. The amazing relief it gave me from my congested nose and chest was powerful. My mother would rub the balm under my nose, back and chest.
Homemade Vapor Rub
- In a pan, on low heat, add coconut oil and cocoa butter and wait until it Melts.
- Once melted, add the beeswax. Melt.
- Take the pan off of the stove. Wait 5 minutes so the mixture to sit in the saucepan. This will allow the mixture to cool so the oils aren’t damaged.
- After 5 minutes, add the eucalyptus, peppermint, lavender, rosemary, and tea tree oils to the coconut oil mixture. Combine with a spoon.
- Pour the mixture into a glass jar. I use a mason jar. This recipe will make one 4 oz. jar of vapor rub. As the mixture cools the liquid will solidify, making it a creamy, spreadable rub.
Homemade vapor rub will keep at room temperature for 12 months.
As always, please do your own research when it comes to using essential oils, particularly on young children. Using eucalyptus on young children may slow respiration in some children.