Monday, November 25, 2013

DIY Peppermint Eucalyptus Vapor Rub

DIY Peppermint Eucalyptus Vapor Rub

Unlike Mentholatum, this recipe contains beeswax, not petroleum.  If you are like me, you often have runny noses dripping around your house, not to mention fall's allergies are just around the corner! This recipe is so nourishing for the skin while also being a powerful decongestant.  Essential oils are potent and deliver great results without the side effects and toxic ingredients.

I prefer to use coconut oil as the base of this salve due to the extremely healing powers of coconut oil.  It's great for over blown sore noses!  If you don't have coconut oil and need to make this ASAP, feel free to use grapeseed, olive, sweet almond or jojoba oil.  

PEPPERMINT- Breaks up congestion. relieves headaches, antibacterial, antiviral
EUCALYPTUS- Breaks up congestion. anti fungal, antibacterial
TEA TREE- Strongly anti fungal, anti microbial and great for fighting infections
LAVENDER- Eases pain. anti fungal, helps with sinusitis

This is an easy recipe to do-so get your stove top hot and let's get started!


1/2 cup Coconut Oil (olive oil, jojobagrapeseed oil etc. will also work)
2 TBSP Beeswax
30 drops Eucalyptus essential oil
20 drops Peppermint essential oil
15 drops Tea Tree essential oil (optional)
10 drops Lavender essential oil (optional)
Once beeswax is melted remove double boiler from heat and add essential oils.  While the mixture is still liquid pour in a 4 ounce jar.  You will have about an ounce left over.  A lip balm tube, tin or jar is great for the excess so you can take it on the go!  The mixture will not take long to harden but if you want to speed up the process you can put your jar in the fridge.  

Don't forget to use this salve on your temples for headaches and even on sore muscles for pain relief!

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