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DIY Homemade Vapour Rub: Breathe Easy with this Simple Recipe

Hey there! If you've ever reached for that trusty jar of vapour rub when feeling congested, you know how soothing it can be. But did you know you can make your own all-natural version at home? It's easy, affordable, and free from any questionable ingredients. Plus, it works just as well (if not better) than the store-bought stuff. Ready to get started? Let's dive into this simple recipe for homemade vapor rub!


vapour rub ingredients

Why Make Your Own Vapour Rub?


Before we jump into the recipe, let's talk about why you might want to make your own home made vapour rub. Store-bought versions often contain petroleum and artificial fragrances. Making your own means you know exactly what's in it, and you can customize the scent and strength to your liking. Plus, it's a fun little project that you can whip up in no time!


What You'll Need:


  • 1/2 cup Coconut Oil: This serves as the base of your vapor rub. Coconut oil is moisturizing and melts easily.

  • 2 tablespoons Beeswax Pellets: This helps solidify the rub. You can adjust the amount depending on how firm you want the final product to be.

  • 20 drops Eucalyptus Essential Oil: Known for its decongestant properties. (Buy it here )

  • 20 drops Peppermint Essential Oil: Provides a cooling sensation and helps clear sinuses. (Buy it here )

  • 10 drops Lavender Essential Oil: Adds a calming effect and smells wonderful. (Buy it here )

  • 10 drops Rosemary Essential Oil: Helps to open up your airways.

  • A small jar or container: For storing your homemade vapor rub.


vapour rub and essential oils

How to Make Homemade Vapour Rub:


1. Melt the Base: In a double boiler, melt the coconut oil and beeswax pellets together. If you don't have a double boiler, you can use a heatproof bowl over a pot of simmering water. Stir occasionally until everything is completely melted.


2. Add the Essential Oils: Once the oil and beeswax are melted, remove from heat and let it cool slightly. Add the eucalyptus, peppermint, lavender, and rosemary essential oils. Stir well to combine.


3. Pour into Container: Carefully pour the mixture into your jar or container. Let it sit at room temperature to cool and solidify. This usually takes a few hours.


4. Label and Store: Label your jar so you remember what it is (especially if you make other DIY products) and store it in a cool, dark place. It should last for several months.


How to Use Your Homemade Vapour Rub:


To use your homemade vapour rub, simply scoop out a small amount and rub it on your chest, back, or under your nose. The essential oils will help open up your airways and ease congestion. You can also add a dab to the bottoms of your feet for extra relief.


Tips and Tricks:


  • Adjust the Consistency: If you prefer a softer rub, use less beeswax. For a firmer rub, add a bit more.

  • Customize the Scent: Feel free to experiment with different essential oils to find a blend you love. Just make sure to use oils that are safe for topical application.

  • Patch Test: Always do a patch test on a small area of skin to ensure you don't have any sensitivities to the essential oils.


And there you have it! A simple, all-natural homemade vapour rub that you can make in no time. Not only will it help you breathe easier, but you'll also feel good knowing exactly what's in it. So next time you're feeling a bit stuffy, give this DIY vapor rub a try. Happy breathing!


Let me know how it works for you or if you have any other favorite essential oil blends. Stay healthy and breathe easy!

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