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Natural Chest Rub for Congestion and Cough

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This Natural Chest Rub for Congestion and Cough is a great natural alternative to Vicks Vapor rub. It is easy to make and needs just a few ingredients.

Making natural remedies at home is one of the most empowering feelings as a homemaker. Often times, we are stuck headed out the door to the store to grab anything that will bring some sort of relief and we don’t have the time or quite frankly the energy to read what goes into every product.

Having a few ingredients at all times in your home when making your own cleaning, home remedies or beauty products is downright genius. Not only can you make cleaning products but you can find natural effective ways to help aid your family in sickness and feel good about what you are using. To learn more natural home remedies for colds check out my post on Natural Remedies For Colds.

What You Will Need To Make This Natural Chest Rub for Congestion and Cough

Recipe for Adults

1/2 cup raw organic coconut oil

2 tbsp beeswax pellets

10 drops eucalyptus essential oil

10 drops peppermint essential oil

5 drops lavender essential oil

5 drops lemon essential oil

Recipe for children aged 5 yr to 12 yrs old

1/2 cup raw organic coconut oil

2 tbsp beeswax pellets

2-3 drops lavender essential oil

2-3 drops lemon essential oil

5 drops eucalyptus essential oil

5 drops peppermint essential oil

Directions For Making Natural Chest Rub

In a double boiler or bowl with a sauce pan underneath (like what I am using).

Begin heating together the beeswax pellets and the coconut oil.

Allow them to melt all the way and give them a good stir to combine. Remove from the heat.

Allow it to cool 1-2 minutes.

Then add the essential oils. Stir well to combine.

Pour the contents into a mason jar, cosmetic jar or an air tight container with a lid.

pouring natural chest rub into a mason jar

Once the solution is cooled completely it is ready to be used. Store in a cool dry place as the coconut oil will melt if over 76℉

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natural chest rub for congestion and cough inside a mason jar

Essential Oils

This recipe calls for both peppermint and eucalyptus oil both are known to promote clear breathing along with a feeling of open airways. Peppermint oil is often also used to aid in a headaches and applied topically to the temples and behind the ear for care. Lemon essential oil is another great one in this blend as lemon oil promotes clear nasal passages and allows for steady breathing. Lastly the use of lavender essential oil is a great one to help relax and soothe promoting a sense of calmness. Lavender oil has also been used to help with headaches as well.

Lemon Essential Oil: Lemon Essential oil is known for it’s cleaning capabilities but lemon oil is also a great oil to use boost the immune system and help with respiratory function.

Peppermint Essential Oil Peppermint is a cooling oil that can aid in clear air breathing and also help reduce the tension of headaches when applied topically.

Eucalyptus Essential Oil- Inhaling eucalyptus can open up the air ways and help promote clear air breathing.

Lavender Essential Oil– Lavender oil is a great one for promoting a relaxing feeling in the body and aid in more restful sleep.

Supplies You Might Need

Raw Coconut Oil

Beeswax Pellets

Lavender Essential Oil

Lemon Essential Oil

Eucalyptus Essential Oil

Peppermint Essential Oil

If you try this remedy and love it, I would love it if you would come back and give it 5 stars!

natural chest rub in a mason jar

Natural Chest Rub For Congestion and Cough

Yield: 5 oz

a natural vapor rub used for congestion and cough

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup coconut oil
  • 2 tbsp beeswax pellets
  • 10 drops eucalyptus essential oil
  • 10 drops peppermint essential oil
  • 5 drops lavender essential oil
  • 5 drops lemon essential oil

Instructions

    1. Using a double boiler or bowl with a sauce pan underneath (like what I am using).
    2. Begin heating together the beeswax pellets and the coconut oil.
    3. Allow them to melt all the way and give them a good stir to combine.
    4. Remove from the heat. Then add the essential oils. Stir well to combine.
    5. Pour the contents into a mason jar, cosmetic jar or an air tight container with a lid.
    6. Once the solution is cooled completely it is ready to be used.
    7. Store in a cool dry place as the coconut oil will melt if over 76℉

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