Cold and flu season has reared its ugly head and I was hit (seemingly out of nowhere) about two weeks ago. My cure-all was two full days of sleep and a two-step homemade VapoRub! This salve is all-natural, with no chemicals or preservatives…just warm vibes and essential oil vapors.
These raw ingredients might not look like much now, but throw them in a double boiler and out pours pure sinus gold!
Homemade Eucalyptus and Spearmint Vapor Rub (adapted from Wellness Mama)
- 2 tablespoons coconut oil
- 1-2 tablespoons shea butter
- 1 tablespoon bees wax
- 8-10 drops of eucalyptus oil
- 8-10 drops spearmint oil
- 5 drops chamomile oil
- 5 drops lavender oil
Combine the coconut oil, shea butter and bees wax in a double boiler and heat until melted, stirring often. Remove from heat, stir in the essential oils, pour into a resealable container and allow to cool to room temperature.
Once solidified, massage a small amount into chest, temples and under nostrils. Use as needed to reduce coughing and clear sinuses throughout the day and especially before bed!
The amount of essential oils listed is really just a starting point, if you prefer a stronger fragrance feel free to add a few more drops of eucalyptus or peppermint!