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DIY Vapor Rub

Make your own D.I.Y Natural vapor rub A Natural Remedy for Cough and Congestion

Hey there, friend! If you’re looking for a natural remedy to soothe coughing and congestion, I’ve got just the thing for you. Today, I’m going to share a simple and effective recipe for a DIY vapor rub. With just a few ingredients, you’ll be able to create your very own homemade remedy that’s free from harsh chemicals. Let’s get started!

Here’s what you’ll need:

  • ½ cup coconut oil (or olive or almond oil)
  • 2 tablespoons beeswax pellets
  • 20 drops eucalyptus essential oil
  • 20 drops peppermint essential oil
  • 10 drops rosemary essential oil


  1. Begin by melting the beeswax with your carrier oil of choice. You can do this using a double boiler or by placing a heat-safe glass bowl on top of a small pot.
  2. Heat the mixture just until the beeswax is melted. Be careful not to overheat.
  3. Turn off the heat and add the essential oils to the mixture. Give it a good stir to ensure everything is well combined.
  4. Once everything is well mixed, carefully pour the mixture into a container with a lid for storage. Small tins or glass jars work well for this purpose.
  5. Allow the vapor rub to cool completely and harden. This may take a few hours, so be patient.
  6. Voila! Your DIY vapor rub is ready to use. Simply apply it as needed to reduce coughing and congestion.

Remember to adjust the amount of essential oils for children, following the mentioned guidelines. Safety first, right?

Now you have your very own homemade vapor rub, free from any unwanted ingredients. It’s a natural and soothing solution for those pesky coughs and congested chests. Give it a try, and let me know how it works for you!

Stay healthy and take care, my friend. Until next time!

January 11, 2024

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