Homemade Natural Vapor rub

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Got a cough, stuffy nose and chest congestion? Get instant relief with this easy to make homemade vapor rub that is using only natural ingredients!

Homemade vapor rub

Homemade Vapor Rub in a jar decorated with rosemary sprigs

I made this homemade vapor rub because I was sick, guys, sick as a dog! In the middle of the summer! As if the current situation wasn’t bad enough! Summer is supposed to be the season of fun in the sun, perfect for making lovely memories as a family and lots of barbecuing and picnics. Well, summer is not that fun when you’re dragging yourself around with a nasty a cold, I tell ya’!

This simple vapor rub for cough and congestion takes minutes to make, it’s completely natural using hand picked, organic ingredients and it works a lot better than the store bought version, at least for me. Plus my homemade vapor rub smells exactly the way I want it, because I got to make my own blend of favorite essential oils for chest congestion!

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The best part that I really like about this natural vapor rub is the instant relief I get on my chest congestion and stuffy nose. I deeply hate it when I get these two, with all my heart! I suffer from anxiety and every time I get chest congestion or/and stuffed nose I can’t breathe properly which triggers my anxiety! Plus I feel dizzy and sleepy all the time because my brain doesn’t get the right amount of oxygen. Not fun at all!

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This organic vapor rub is quick and easy to make and very effective, a great recipe that you can alter to better suit your own needs and preferences. And here’s a little bonus: these make really nice gifts!

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I used my favorite essential oils and blends from Young Living. Here they are so you can have a better insight of what goes into this wonderful recipe and make your own rub!

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  • RC essential oil is a powerful blend of Spruce, Cyprus, and three types of Eucalyptus oils.
  • Aroma Ease has a cool, minty aroma and contains powerful essential oils that contribute to a calming aroma (Peppermint, Spearmint, Ginger, Cardamom and Fennel).
  • Thieves is a powerful combination of Clove, Lemon, Cinnamon, Eucalyptus Radiata, and Rosemary essential oils for a blend with a rich, spicy aroma.
  • Peppermint invigorates the mind and senses, while inspiring a sense of peace. It creates a cool, tingling sensation on the skin when applied topically.
  • Lemon is a key component in many popular essential oil-infused products for its refreshing scent.

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DIY Vapor Rub

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For this homemade vapor rub I used coconut oil, beeswax pastilles (optional, if you want to store the rub at room temperature instead of a fridge) and a blend of my favorite essential oils: RC, Peppermint, Aroma Ease, Lemon and Thieves.

How do you make a homemade chest rub?

  1. Place a glass bowl over a pot of simmering water and melt the coconut oil and beeswax together.
  2. Turn off heat and stir in the essential oils.
  3. Let cool a bit and pour into an airtight jar.
  4. Store in a dark, cool place.
  5. Rub on chest when needed for instant relief.

Wanna learn more about essential oils? Read here why I’m so in love with Young Living essential oils and I use them in many household products I make.

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Homemade Natural Vapor rub

Got a cough, stuffy nose and chest congestion? Get instant relief with this easy to make homemade vapor rub that is using only natural ingredients!
Prep Time2 minutes
Active Time5 minutes
Cooling time2 hours
Total Time2 hours 7 minutes
Category: DIY
Region: International
Keyword: diy vapor rub, homemade chest rub, homemade vapor rub, natiral chest rub, natural vapor rub
Yields: 2 jars
Author: Petro

Materials

  • 1 cup coconut oil
  • 2 tbsp beeswax pastilles
  • 40 drops RC
  • 30 drops Peppermint
  • 30 drops Aroma Ease
  • 10 drops Lemon
  • 5 drops Thieves

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Instructions

  • Place a glass bowl over a pot of simmering water and melt the coconut oil and beeswax together.
  • Turn off the heat and stir in the essential oils.
  • Let cool a bit and pour into an airtight jar.
  • Store in a dark, cool place.
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