An All-Natural Chest Rub You Can Make At Home in Minutes
Remember when mom would give you Vicks® VapoRub™ at night, or before letting you outside to play on winter days? If you’ve ever looked at the ingredient list, you may remember seeing some essential oil names on it! This recipe will get you mixing your very own chest rub in no time 🙂.
When I’m getting ready to go into work and I feel some sniffles creeping up, or I don’t want to spend a night tossing and turning with nasal congestion, I grab this concoction and it takes care of business for me! The essential oils you will want to use in this recipe are Myrrh and Eucalyptus. The fun part comes when you choose what to mix them with. When you’re using essential oils for therapeutic purposes, one of the big factors to consider is evaporation. Think of it like time release. Some substances, such as Shea Butter, bond well to the oils and slow down the release, giving you a longer effective usage rate. You can of course use unscented creams or carrier oils as well, but let’s stick with Shea Butter as a base (prices and links below) because it’s easy to use and inexpensive. I like the small size 4 oz. container so I don’t have to use a TON of oils to mix it.
What You'll Need
- Open a 4 oz container of Shea Butter (don’t lose the top)
- Add 15 drops of Myrrh and 20 drops of Eucalyptus
- Slowly mix/blend the Shea Butter for 30-45 seconds
- Cap it until you’re ready to use it
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This recipe is a small piece of my DIY Essential Oils Immunity Guide that includes a quick reference guide for ways to keep your family healthy year-round naturally. I constantly get questions on how people can use essential oils to boost immunity, avoid cold and flu season and do it safely with the age range of a family.
You will learn great tips on diffusing, making custom blends, what oils can help with what ailments, DIY recipes and lots more. I have put this guide together and made it available for free! I hope you enjoy it.