DIY Natural Vapor Rub

The first time someone ever told me about the vapor rub “trick” I have always kept it around. You know the one where you put it on the bottom of your children’s feet and then cover it with socks and they will not cough the entire night?! The only problem is that some of the popular brands have some ingredients that I don’t feel comfortable using on my children and the all natural organic brands are wayyyy expensive. So when I came across this DIY recipe I was excited! I already had most of the ingredients in my home. It can be a little bit of an investment to purchase the oils but it is so worth it in the long run because the oils have SO many uses and you will be able to make more than one batch!

3 Tablespoons of Coconut Oil
3 drops eucalyptus essential oil
3 drops rosemary essential oil
3 drops lavender essential oil

1. First set up a double boiler by placing a heat safe glass bowl over a small pot with about 1-2 inches of water in it. Make sure the bottom of the glass bowl is just above the top of the water. Bring the water to a strong boil.

2. Put the 8 Tablespoons of coconut oil in the glass bowl to gently melt. Once melted pull off the heat and add 10 drops of each of the essential oils.

3.  Stir in the essential oils well for even distribution. Then pour into a jar. Put them in the refrigerator to cool down for a little more than an hour. Be sure to leave the lids open while cooling so the steam won’t be trapped inside.

Note: For adults you can make a stronger batch by using 8 Tablespoons of coconut oil and 10 drops of each essential oil. 

Recipe from My Crazy Blessed Life.


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