All Natural DIY Soothing Chest Rub
Updated: Oct 10, 2021
Cold and Flu season is upon us and I like to make sure I am well stocked on a few essentials at the start of the season. One of those essentials being my homemade soothing chest rub. The eucalyptus and peppermint essential oils in this rub make it great for both nasal and chest congestion and I have added in Lavender essential oil for its soothing qualities. I whip up a batch of this chest rub at the beginning of every cold and flu season so I don't have to worry about making it when someone gets sick. This chest rub recipe makes a 1oz tin but you can easily double or triple the recipe if you would like to(though a little goes a long way). The chest rub will be good for up to 6 months if stored in an airtight container in a cool dry location. I have also made a free printable label for this rub since if you are anything like me, you won't remember what is in the tin when you need to:) Click bellow to access a free printable label for this chest rub.
For this recipe you will need:
1 Tablespoon Beeswax
1 Tablespoon Coconut Oil
1 1/2 Teaspoons Grapeseed Oil or your carrier oil of choice
15-20 drops Eucalyptus Essential Oil
10 drops Peppermint Essential Oil
5 drops Lavender Essential Oil
Airtight Container for Storage
Melting Pot or Double Boiler
Add your Beeswax, Coconut Oil & Grapeseed Oil to your melting pot and heat over low heat until completely melted.
Once melted remove from heat and add in your Eucalyptus, Peppermint & Lavender Essential Oils & stir thoroughly to combine.
Now you will pour this mixture into a 1 oz storage tin.
Let cool completely.
Now your Soothing Chest Balm is ready to use. Store in a cool dry location for up to 6 months. To use apply balm to your temples(avoiding eye area), under your nose and on your chest as needed. The amount of essential oil used in this balm is based on use by an adult. If you intend to use the rub on children I would suggest decreasing the essential oil amount used accordingly. Here is a link to a dilution guide for children from Young Living that you may find helpful.
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