Monday, April 29, 2013

DIY Coconut Vapor Rub

I was hit hard a few weeks ago with the cold flu bug that went around, here in Florida.  It was the kind of nasty bug where I just laid in bed for an entire day.  I had congestion, a fever, a cough, the chills, a sore throat, the whole whole kit and caboodle.  My home became a hide out for me for about a week.  It was pretty strange being sick because I haven’t been sick for so long.  I stuck to the normal natural remedies.  Cool air humidifier, lots of soft tissues, lots of fluids, eucalyptus essential oil, hot tea and homemade coconut vapor rub.


Today I am sharing my homemade version of the store bought Vicks Vaporub.  I favor my homemade recipe because it doesn’t contain any petroleum or active turpentine.  It has a amazing smell and clears up my sinuses quickly.



DIY Coconut Vapor Rub
Ingredients:
2 Heaping Spoonful Organic Coconut Oil
5 Drops Eucalyptus Essential Oil
2 Drops of Menthol Essential Oil
2 Drops Lemon Essential Oil
3 Drops Peppermint Essential Oil
Directions:
1. Mix them together in a small pot and rub into your chest and upper back as desired.
2. Store in a cool dry place, and use as needed.
Stay well and healthy everyone!
Thanks for stopping by my blog.  Happy Monday!
Smiles, Paula

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10 comments:

  1. What a brilliant idea! Thank you for sharing this- we DEFINITELY need this, at our house!

    -Heather R., The Real Leopardstripes

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  2. This looks amazing Paula! I love easy homemade remedies like this one. So glad to hear that you are feeling better! Have a lovely week! Angie xo

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  3. Thank you! Is there a shelf life for the vapor rub?

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    1. I find that a good rule of thumb is that skincare item homemade with all natural ingredients and no chemicals or preservative will last about six months. Thanks for stopping by my blog. Smiles, Paula

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  4. Thanks for this recipe--I think I have everything but the menthol EO.

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  5. This is so great to know! Thanks for sharing!
    Jenna @ Rain on a Tin Roof

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  6. I wish I'd had this two weeks ago! Love it!

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  8. i am having a really hard time finding menthol essential oil. Do you have any suggestions? My local natural health food store has the now brand and they do not offer a menthol oil but i have read that it is in peppermint oil. should i just make this without the menthol?

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    1. Your local health food store should be able to order the menthol oil for you. Thanks for stopping by my blog. Smiles, Paula

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