There are so many times that we are attacked with cold and the blocked nose is something that we just cannot bear. Then we reach out our hands to grab a bottle of over the counter vapor rubs. They might offer relief but at the same time you cannot trust your nose to the harmful chemicals that they have. But there is no need to worry because you can actually prepare herbal vapor rub right in your homes and it is a hassle free procedure.
Described Below Are Three Methods Of Making Herbal Vapor Rub At Home:
2 tablespoons of beeswax, 1/2 cup of coconut oil, 20 drops of eucalyptus oil, 10 drops of peppermint oil, 10 drops of rosemary oil and 5 drops of cinnamon oil ( the essential oils help to give relief from the congestion. Also their anti microbial activity helps fight infections.
Grate beeswax and put it in a container. To it add the coconut oil. Melt the mixture on a double boiler .Once the mix has melted take away from the double boiler. Now add all the essential oils and pour it in a jar. Let it cool down. Your homemade vapor rub is ready to use.
One tablespoon of beeswax, one tablespoon of Shea butter,1/2 cup of olive oil.20 drops of eucalyptus oil , 20 drops of rosemary oil and 10 drops of lemon oil.
Grate the beeswax and to it add the Shea butter and the olive oil. Mix well and melt the mixture by holding the container on a double boiler. Once the mixture has melted remove it from the double boiler. Add the eucalyptus oil, rosemary oil and the lemon oil. Mix well so that the oils blend well. Pour the mixture into a bottle and let it cool. Your vapor rub is ready to use. The above two methods give you a solid rub. The last method gives you a liquid rub and is actually a quick and easy method.
Half cup of olive oil, 10 drops of eucalyptus oil, 10 drops of peppermint oil, 10 drops of rosemary oil.
In a bowl pour all the oils and mix well. Pour this mixture in a bottle. Close the lid of the bottle and shake the bottle vigorously so that the ingredients mix well. Your liquid vapor rub is ready to use.
If you want to make the vapor rub for your kids by any of the above three methods then make sure that you use only half the amount of the essential oils and dilute them with coconut oil before adding them to the vapor rub. Some essential oils are not very safe for children and therefore it is advisable to check with your pediatrician before using the homemade vapor rub for children. Also pregnant women should seek doctor’s advice before using the vapor rub. So now no need of over the counter vapor rubs. Make one yourself in the convenience of your homes.
Caution: Please use Home Remedies after Proper Research and Guidance. You accept that you are following any advice at your own risk and will properly research or consult healthcare professional.