Homemade Vicks Rub with Essential Oils Using only 3 Ingredients

Homemade Vicks Rub with Essential Oils

Homemade Vicks Rub with Essential Oils using only 3 Ingredients. All natural, chemical free, and works amazingly well.  Ease your child’s congestion with this homemade vapor rub.  

As a mom of 4 boys,  I have used plenty of decongestant chest rub.  I really started to worry about all of those chemicals in Vicks® and the other over the counter vapor rubs.   I made this Homemade Vicks Rub with Essential Oils using only 3 Ingredients! I am able to ease my mind and know that I am using all natural essential oils.  

There is nothing worse then a stuffed up sick child.  My boys never could understand that they could not breathe out of their nose when they had a bad cold.  It used to completely freak out my middle son and he would not be able to fall asleep the entire night.  

After one really long night of agonizingly trying to soothe my son.  I decided to whip up a batch of this Homemade Vicks Rub with Essential Oils.  The next night I applied some on his chest and the smell immediately started to soothe him. 

Eucalyptus essential oil treats a number of respiratory problems including cold, cough, running nose, sore throat, and nasal congestion.  Peppermint essential oil can reduce fevers, clears respiratory tract and has the ability to open your airways and act as a decongestant.  

This is such a quick and easy recipe. I love using coconut oil as my base, and this recipe is super simple!

Ingredients Used:

Coconut Oil

Eucalyptus Essential Oil

Peppermint Essential Oil


Scoop 1 cup of coconut oil into a mixing bowl.

Add 20 drops of Eucalyptus OIl and 10 drops of Peppermint Oil into the bowl.

Mix well.

Scoop the mixture into a container with an airtight lid for easy storage.

Store in a cool, dry, space without direct heat or sunlight.

Apply to chest and feet to as desired.



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