When you are sick and your chest is tight and congested, all you want is relief. Even more so if your little one is suffering with a cold and stuffiness. Buying a remedy from the store is what most people do, but as a natural health advocate, I always look for natural alternatives that work just as well. This homemade natural vapor rub is made with only a few ingredients, it’s all natural and works even better than the one you get at the store.
I find it very rewarding to be able to create healthy alternatives to commercially available medicine: it’s not only great for my family’s health, but it also saves me money and gives me the assurance I’m treating my loved ones well. So, as you can imagine, I was excited when I found this video on how to make your own natural vapor rub using essential oils.
How To Make Natural Vapor Rub
Here’s what you’ll need to get started :
- 2 TB Beeswax pellets
- 1/2 cup Coconut oil
- 20 drops eucalyptus essential oil
- 20 drops peppermint essential oil
- 10 drops rosemary essential oil
- 10 drops cinnamon OR clove essential oil
- Double boiler pot
- Storage container
Radha Beauty Therapeutic Grade Rosemary Essential Oil – Big 4 ozClove Essential Oil from Majestic Pure, Therapeutic Grade Clove Oil is Extracted from Leaves, Pure and Natural, 4 fl. oz.doTERRA Peppermint Essential Oil – 15ml
Place half a cup of coconut oil and 2 tablespoons of beeswax pellets in the top of the double boiler. Melt all of it together and pour the liquid into a bowl and let cool just a little. Once it has cooled down begin whipping the mixture for about four or five minutes. Then add in your essential oils and whip again for another minute. Transfer into your container and let it sit for a few hours and it’s ready to use.
The end result will be a nice, smooth cream that works wonders and last up to a year if you keep it in a dark, cool place.
For all the details on how to make this DIY vapor rub using essential oils, watch the video.
Need some containers for your homemade natural vapor rub? Here are my favorites