Combat cold and flu season the natural way! Learn how to make your vapor rub without harsh chemicals. Plus, it's safe, too! Get started now with these easy steps from Trevean Living.
Have you ever found yourself battling a nasty cold or flu that won't seem to go away? We have Vicks Vapor Rub on hand for those occasional cold and flu season maladies. Have you read about these over-the-counter vapor rubs' harsh chemical ingredients and artificial fragrances? Yikes! Well, look no further. In this ultimate guide, we'll teach you how to make your very own natural DIY vapor rub that will not only aid in helping you relieve congestion but also give you peace of mind, knowing it's entirely free of harmful chemicals.
Step 1: Gather the ingredients
The first step is to gather all the necessary ingredients. You will need eucalyptus essential oil, peppermint essential oil, coconut oil, and beeswax. All of these ingredients can be found at your local health food store. Use organic and pure essential oils to avoid any additives or synthetics.
Step 2: Melt the beeswax and coconut oil
The second step is to melt beeswax and coconut oil in a double boiler. Combine them in a glass bowl and stir until thoroughly melted. Be sure to use good quality beeswax sourced from a reputable supplier. The beeswax acts as a natural emulsifier and has skin-nourishing properties.
Step 3: Add the essential oils
You can add the essential oils once the beeswax and coconut oil have melted. Add 30 drops of eucalyptus essential oil and 10 drops of peppermint essential oil. Eucalyptus oil clears your airways and helps you breathe easier, while peppermint oil has a cooling effect that soothes nasal congestion.
Step 4: Pour and cool
Now that you've added all your ingredients pour your mixture into a glass jar and let it cool for a few hours. Make sure to use a glass jar since essential oils can erode plastic over time.
Step 5: Use your DIY vapor rub
Once your vapor rub is fully set, it's time to use it. Apply a small amount to your chest, back, or under your nose before bed or as needed throughout the day. You can also store it in the refrigerator for extra cooling.
Making your own natural DIY vapor rub is an excellent way to ensure you use safe and healthy ingredients in the fight against cold and flu symptoms. Remember to use high-quality essential oils, organic beeswax, and coconut oil to get the most out of your vapor rub. Lastly, try experimenting with different essential oils combinations to find the perfect scent for you. Following these steps and tips will lead you to a long-lasting and effective solution to cold and flu symptoms.
Many essential oils are sometimes considered unsafe for infants and young children. Always consult a qualified healthcare professional when using herbs or essential oils on yourself, particularly with young children. As always, this is not personal medical advice; we recommend you consult your doctor.