How To Make Your Own Chemical Free Vapor Rub

Well it’s that time of year again, the weather is getting colder and soon it will be cold season with sniffles, chest congestion and sore throats. Not to worry! I have 2 recipes for you to make your own vapor rub without all the harmful chemicals.

These homemade natural vapor rubs are not only calming and soothing but they also contain antiviral and anti-bacterial properties. The first vapor rub is for adults and kids over 10 years old. The second vapor rub is for kids aged 6–9 years.

Vapor Rub Recipe

For adults and kids over 10 years old

Ingredients

  • 1/2cup coconut oil
  • 2 tablespoons beeswax pellets
  • 30 drops eucalyptus essential oil
  • 20 drops peppermint essential oil
  • 15 drops lavender essential oil
  • wooden chopstick
  • saucepan
  • glass bowl
  • glass jar with lid

Directions

  • Place a glass bowl on top of a saucepan partially filled with water over medium heat. Add the coconut oil and beeswax.
  • Carefully remove the saucepan from the heat. Allow the mixture to sit in the saucepan for 5 minutes. This will allow the mixture to cool so the oils aren’t damaged.
  • After 5 minutes, add the eucalyptus, peppermint, and lavender oils to the coconut oil mixture. Combine with a wooden chopstick.
  • Pour the mixture into a glass jar. This recipe will make one 5 oz. jar of vapor rub. As the mixture cools the liquid will solidify, making it a creamy, spreadable rub.

Microwave Directions

  • Melt the coconut oil and beeswax in the microwave for 30 seconds at a time until the oil is liquid. Stir with a chopstick.
  • Let cool slightly then stir in the essential oils until blended with the coconut oil mixture.
  • Transfer to a glass jar and allow to cool completely before use.

Use for chest congestion and sinus relief by massaging over the chest and neck.

Kid Friendly Vapor Rub

For kids 6–9 years old

Pine essential oil is decongestant, antibacterial and antiviral. Lavender is antiseptic and antibacterial and gently opens up air ways. Lemon helps slow respiratory problems related to colds and coughs. It’s antibacterial and anti-inflammatory.

Ingredients

  • 1/4 cup coconut oil
  • 1/2 tablespoon beeswax
  • 3 drops lavender essential oil
  • 2 drops frankincense essential oil
  • 5 drops spruce essential oil
  • 4 drops lemon essential oil
  • wooden chopstick
  • saucepan
  • glass bowl
  • glass jar with lid

Microwave Directions

  • Melt the coconut oil and beeswax in the microwave for 30 seconds at a time until the oil is liquid. Stir with a chopstick.
  • Let cool slightly then stir in the essential oils until blended with the coconut oil mixture.
  • Transfer to a glass jar and allow to cool completely before use.

If you want the children’s rub firmer remelt it and add more beeswax.

Rub on your kids chest, back, under their nose and even feet. Rub on the feet and then cover with socks is one of the safest and most effective areas to use vapor rub.

Pair this recipe with my Elderberry Syrup recipe and you’ll have a cold and flu busting formula!

Here is a set of 6 essential oils for a very affordable price. With these essential oils you can create a variety of homemade natural health products for you and your family.

I love these vapor rub recipes because they are natural, easy to make and a great alternative to the harmful chemicals such as petroleum found in commercial products that can harm you or your family. Give these a try this season!

Wise Woman, Herbalist & Reiki practitioner. Subscribe to my blog at https://herbalmusings.net & receive a free guide to making salves & oils.

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