Cold and Congestion Rub

Congestion Rub

It’s that time again- cold and flu season.
No matter how careful we are, at some point we’re all exposed to some form of it. The throaty cough, the sinus pressure, the chest congestion.Yuck. I’m not a fan.
Luckily, there’s a simple home remedy that you can whip up in minutes to help fight off the symptoms.
Just a few ingredients and you’ll have a homemade version of vapor rub that will have you breathing easier in no time!

• 1/4 cup Coconut Oil
• 1 teaspoon Bee wax (optional)
• 1/4 tsp Peppermint Essential Oil
• 1/4 tsp Lemon Essential Oil
• 1/4 tsp Tea Tree Essential Oil
• 1/2 tsp Eucalyptus Oil

• Begin my melting down the coconut oil and bee wax if using. You can do this by popping the bowl in the microwave and heating on high for about a minute (or until all solid pieces of the oil have melted seamlessly into liquid).
• Next, stir in the essential oils. You can adjust the amounts that I used to suite your preference, but I found that the amounts listed above yielded the vaporizing aroma and effect that I was aiming for. Be sure the stir well so that each essential oil is evenly blended into the mixture.
• Carefully transfer the mixture into a lidded jar and allow to cool completely before use. The liquid will solidify as it cools resulting in a firm, white mixture that will melt with body temperature when massaged into skin.

Directions for use: You use as a relaxing chest rub. Can be applied directly on the nose & lips for a more concentrated smell. Breathe deep, and feel better!