DIY Vapor Rub

When your family has the sniffles, make a soothing, petroleum-free vapor rub at home: 


  • 1/2 cup coconut oil,
  • 2 TBSP beeswax 
  • 20 drops of eucalyptus oil (only 4 drops for use on babies and young children)
  • 20 drops peppermint oil (omit this oil if for children/babies)
  • 10 drops rosemary oil (omit for use on babies and small children)
  • 10 drops cinnamon (optional – omit for use on babies or small children)

Vapor Rub Instructions

  1. Melt beeswax with oil of choice in a double boiler until just melted.
  2. Add the essential oils 
  3. Stir until well mixed and pour into some type of container with a lid to store. Small tins work well, as do little jars.
  4. Use as needed to help reduce coughing and congestion.