Homemade vapor rub for colds and coughs

Homemade vapor rub for colds and coughs

Many of us grew up using store-bought vapor rub to fight common cold symptoms. The effects were immediate, and it helped us have a better night’s sleep. If you are looking to fight colds, sniffles, congestion, and coughs, a homemade vapor rub is a great option.

This recipe is non-drowsy and safe for children six years old and older who do not have a history of respiratory issues.

Homemade Vapor Rub

  • 3 tablespoons of Coconut Oil
  • 2 tablespoons of Shea Butter
  • 1 tablespoon of Beeswax
  • 10 drops of Eucalyptus Essential Oil
  • 10 drops of Peppermint Essential Oil
  • 5 drops of Lavender Essential Oil


  1. Melt the Coconut Oil, Shea Butter, and Beeswax in a Double Boiler until the mixture is a liquid
  2. Remove from heat and let cool for five minutes.
  3. Add in Essential Oils and stir until well blended
  4. Pour into containers or jars.
  5. Let cool for at least 2 hours or more.


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