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Did you know the store bought Vapor rub isn`t that great for you? It`s made with Petrolatum, Eucalyptus oil, Mineral oil, Coconut Oil, Rosemary leaf oil, Peppermint oil,Lavender oil.. Petrolatum is not good for you I`m going to make a blog post later on explaining why I say that.
If you`re looking for something you can do yourself here it is.
Homemade Vapor Rub.
5 TB Coconut oil
2 TB Cocoa Butter
1 1/2 TB Beeswax
30 drops eucalyptus essential oil (for children use Eucaylptus Radiata or Eucaplytus Citriodora)
12 drops each of essential oils: peppermint, lavender, and rosemary
5 drops tea tree essential oil
1. In a saucepan, over low heat, add the coconut oil and cocoa butter. Melt.
2. Once melted, add the beeswax. Melt.
3. Remove the pan from the heat.
4. Allow the mixture to sit in the saucepan for 5 minutes. This will allow the mixture to cool so the oils aren`t damaged.
5.After 5 minutes, add the eucalyptus, peppermint, lavender, rosemary, and tea tree oils to the coconut oil mixture. Combine with a spoon.
Pour the mixture into jars..
This recipe will make one 4 oz. jar of vapor rub. As the mixture cools in the jar the liquid will solidify,
making it a creamy, spreadable rub.
This recipe will keep for a year.
It`s that easy to make your own. :) Hope you enjoy.
Note don`t use on babies younger then 3 months.