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Homemade natural vapor rub recipe! Always having a sick child as she grew up we went through tons of this...gonna try this homemade recipe and see if it is just as good or better.....
8 ounces of olive oil, about 2 ounces of beeswax. I warmed the oil over a double boiler. I took it off the heat as soon as it was melted. Add 30 drops each essential oil (lavendar, eucalyptus, white camphor) I would use coconut oil as a base oil too with the olive oil.
DIY: Vicks Vapor Rub Substitute Pour 2 ounces of almond or olive oil into a small bowl or cup. Add 20 drops (10 drops for young children) of essential oil – choose eucalyptus, hyssop, thyme, peppermint, basil, or rosemary. This recipe comes from An Encyclopedia of Natural Healing for Children and Infants, by Mary Bove, N.D. page 286. I
I use the menthol crystals from Mountain Rose Herbs and let them dissolve in a small baby food jar filled with olive oil or avocado oil. Then when it's dissolved, I add it to coconut oil in another baby food jar and put this in the fridge. It hardens and is my own homemade vicks. I also sometimes add a few drops of lavander oil, lemon oil and orange oil for baby vicks.