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Homemade Vapor Rub with Essential Oils


  • Author: Jen Hansard
  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Total Time: 15 minutes
  • Yield: 6 oz 1x
  • Diet: Vegan

Description

Ditch the nasty chemicals and make your own vapor chest rub to soothe and help ease congestion. Made with top quality essential oils, coconut oil, and shea butter.


Ingredients

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  • 2 tablespoons coconut oil
  • 2 tablespoons shea butter, unscented (optional)
  • 1012 drops Eucalyptus Oil (for ages 3+, use only 3 drops for children)
  • 1012 drops Peppermint Oil (for ages 3+, use only 3 drops for children)
  • 4 drops Rosemary Oil (for use in ages 10+)
  • 4 drops Cinnamon Oil (when making to use for children, use cinnamon leaf instead)

Instructions

  1. In a double boiler, gently melt coconut oil and shea butter. Remove from heat and let cool for a few minutes.
  2. Stir in the essential oils. Pour into a clean container with tight-fitting lid. Allow to solidify and cool completely before using.
  3. Store in a cool, dry place for up to six months. To use rub a small amount between the palms to soften and apply to the chest as needed.

Notes

WHEN USING ON CHILDREN

  • The oils should be used in smaller amounts for greater dilution, and some should be completely omitted in favor of other oils.
  • Eucalyptus and peppermint oils should only be used in ages 3+ and in very small amounts.
  • If making for children, just use Peppermint and Eucalyptus essential oils.
  • Other oils that can be beneficial for a children’s vapor rub are: lavender, tea tree, spruce, and pine.
  • Category: Natural Remedy
  • Method: Cooking
  • Cuisine: American

Keywords: DIY Vapor rub