Homemade Vapor Rub

It’s been a while because I have been so busy at work and with my kids and trying to get my business started (more to come on that soon). This will be a quick post, just a simple, run-of-the-mill homemade vapor rub for when congestion strikes, as it inevitably will in our house.

Store-bought rub is usually based on petrolatum…not a big fan of that. You can use beeswax or any wax of your choice for this recipe.

  • 3/4 cup of any liquid oil (olive, almond, jojoba if you’re fancy, coconut oil is good too, I would not use castor oil because it’s kind of thick for my taste but maybe you like that)
  • 1-2 tablespoons of shea butter (any butter you like is good)
  • 3 tablespoons of wax pellets
  • 40-50 drops of eucalyptus essential oil (less if it’s for a baby, more if you like it extra tingly)
  • 15 drops lavender essential oil

Melt the wax, butter, and oil over a double boiler just until the wax is melted.  Stir well. Pour into your container. Allow to cool and harden.


Stay healthy!

3 thoughts on “Homemade Vapor Rub

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  2. Thanks a lot for posting this! My three month old daughter has her first cold and I haven’t used vapour rip out of fear of the petroleum.. I’m looking forward to making this, the only ingredient I’m missing is the wax pellets.

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