I came across this recipe for homemade vapour rub from CrunchyBetty's website.
As a Mum to a little one, I didn't feel comfortable even using the baby brand vapour rub on her little chest when she got the coughs or sniffles.
This recipe seemed straight forward enough and true enough I soon had a natural vapour rub that seemed identical in texture and smell.
Homemade Vapour Rub
- 2 tsp beeswax (grated)
- 1/4 cup EVOO
- 35 drops peppermint essential oil
- 15 drops eucalyptus essential oil
- 15 drops rosemary essential oil
Melt the beeswax and olive oil together until smooth (I used a glass bowl in the microwave, stopping and stirring a couple of times until it was completely melted). Stir well with a whisk. Continue whisking while adding the essential oils drop by drop. Transfer to a small lidded container. Store in a cool, dry place for up to a year (or more).
Both baby and hubs loved it, not to mention it left the skin on the bottom of my feet nice and soft!