Healthy without chemicals: How to make your own vapor rub
When you have a cold, there are plenty of remedies that are supposed to help. But it's often not clear what kind of chemicals are used in these pharmaceutical products and it can make you wonder how healthy they really are. So here's a solution that's quick and easy to make at home: a very effective vapor rub that will help you get rid of your cold without having to come in contact with a bunch of questionable synthetic chemicals...
- 2 oz olive oil
- 2 tsp bee's wax
- 25 drops eucalyptus oil
- 20 drops rosemary oil
- 10 drops lavender oil
- Heat the olive oil and bee's wax in a small pot and mix thoroughly using a wooden spoon.
- Turn off the heat and start adding the essential oils one drop at a time. Continue to stir while adding the oils to make sure everything is mixed well.
- Warning: the concoction will harden, so when all the ingredients are well-blended, pour the liquid into a small container. Muffin baking forms made of silicone are perfect.
- When the mix has hardened, you can rub it on your chest. The soothing vapors will help to relieve your cold symptoms, especially at night.
Try out this traditional household remedy — it'll do you good!