Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Homemade vapor rub

■3 Tbs. Coconut Oil – melted
■3-5 drops Tea Tree Essential Oil
■6-10 drops Rosemary Essential Oil

1.Place oil into a small container and add in essential oils. You will want to start out at the lower amount of essential oils and work your way up as you will get to decide what your desired potency is.

2.Then just rub on chest, under nose (carefully) and even feet. Rubbing on the feet and then covering with socks is said to be particularly great for coughs.

source : http://suburbhomestead.wordpress.com/2012/02/20/homemade-vapor-rub/

Edited to add: I made this vapor rub this morning was was quite surprised that it smelled just like vicks. I was glad I went back to the recipe for a second look because I would have switched the two amounts of the essential oils. The coconut oil melts as soon as it touches your skin. I put some on my lips and they stayed moist for some time. I will try it on my nose tonight when I go to bed. I am glad I made this recipe. Its good to find a product that does the job and does not use petroleum products.


McMama said...

I am loving your posts lately Debbie! Especially this one!!! I think I am addicted to Vapor rub. This would be a wonderful substitute!!!! Thanks!


loves2spin said...

Interesting! Have you tried this yet?

debbieo said...

I have not made this yet, I do have all the ingedients and have used all of them seperatety and I think the combination will be great. I plan to try it soon. I need to look for a really small jar. Maybe a baby food jar.