DIY Chest Rub
Cold and flu season is coming hard and fast this year. It is time for us to stock up our natural medicine cabinet with herbal allies and homemade treatments to get us through the various illnesses of the season.
One of my go-to treatments when my family gets chest congestion, cough, or cold symptoms is my home made chest rub. This natural chest rub is an easy recipe, made with Certified Pure Therapeutic Grade Essential Oils, the highest quality oils you can find. This safe and effective remedy helps soothe cough and congestion, clears the sinuses, ease spasms, coughing, catarrh, is calming to the senses and helps promote a good night sleep.
½ C Coconut Oil
½ C Rosemary Infused Olive Oil (how to make an oil infusion) or Castor Oil
1oz Bees Wax
15 drops Lavender Essential Oil
20 drops Rosemary Essential Oil *
15 drops Eucalyptus or Ravensara Essential Oil**
20 drops Melaleuca essential Oil
10 drops Peppermint Essential Oil ***
Melt the oils and bees wax in a double boiler set up until the bees wax is completely melted. Remove from heat. Add the essential oils and put in a container for later use.
You may choose to exclude Rosemary and Peppermint if you are using this while pregnant. That is fine. This blend will still help calm and soothe an irritated respiratory system without them.
To use simply rub onto the chest or back to relieve cough and congestion. For children under 6 months or people with respiratory issues, rub onto the bottom of the feet and put socks on. The essential oils will permeate the large cells membraines in your feet and provide you with the medicinal benefit without the vapors.
You will not regret having this amazing chest or foot rub in your natural medicine cabinet.
What are your natural remedies for chest congestion?
*Avoid during pregnancy. Not for use with people with Epilepsy. Avoid if dealing with high blood pressure.
** Eucalyptus is great for children over 4 years old. Under 4 years use ravensara oil or exclude.
*** Use with caution during pregnancy
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