If you follow along you all know that I love essential oils. I make my own sugar scrubs, hand sanitizers, and my favorite Essential Oils Vapor Rub. Perfect for those pesky coughs. Not only do they smell wonderful, but it makes me happy when I diffuse them in our home. It’s not a cure, but it helps us feel better.
Essential Oils Vapor Rub for a Cough
After a morning of coughing yesterday I decided to use my Young Living Essential Oils along with our everyday body cream, and coconut oil. I put together a little vapor rub to help us all sleep a little better and help control this horrible cough going around.
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Why Do I Use Essential Oils?
Essential oils that I used to make my homemade vapor rub. I solely only use Young Living essential oils because of their Seed to Seal Process.
- Peppermint essential oil is known to be antibacterial and anti-inflammatory. It also feels soothing and cooling on the chest because of it’s menthol content.
- Lavender essential oil helps with relaxation, so for us, it helped us sleep a bit better.
- Lemon essential oil is great for sanitizing.
- Eucalyptus essential oil is known as an antimicrobial. (Only use this for adults and not children)
How To Make Homemade Vapor Rub
- 1/4 cup of coconut oil
- 1/4 of shea butter (I used Cetaphil because my oldest is allergic to most everything else)
- 20 drops of peppermint essential oil
- 15 drops of lavender essential oil
- 10 drops of lemon essential oil
- 25 drops of eucalyptus essential oil
- Clean spoon and fork
- Clean glass mason jar or container that has a lid (make sure it’s not plastic)
Making your cough rub
I added my coconut oil and Cetaphil cream (not lotion) to a small clean bowl. I then added all of my oils one by one, then I used a fork to press everything down together. Because the coconut oil is solid at a cooler temperature I wanted to make sure it was nice and smooth.
I then used a spoon to mix it all together and scooped my vapor rub into a sealed container to make sure that it kept cool and dark. I also made sure that every time I applied it to the girls using my hands they were super clean. This will help it last much longer, about a month or two.
How To Use Vapor Rub For Cough?
Okay, so now that I have this amazing vapor rub what do I do with it? Well, I added the rub in two different locations. For me, I rub on my chest and for my girl’s I rub a bit on the bottom of their feet.
** Update as of 2016: Recently I starting using coconut oil with a drop of Thieves and RC Young Living Essential Oils. This by far is my new favorite combination! Not only does is make me feel better, but it smells like cinnamon! I just add the coconut oil on one hand and add my drops of essential oils on top. Then I rub on my chest. **
My favorite products when creating my vapor rub recipe:
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**Disclaimer: I only recommend using high-quality therapeutic-grade Young Living Essential Oils. These are not everyday oils that you can find at the store. This is also what has worked for me and my family, this is in no way to take away from what is suggested from your doctor. I am not a doctor and I am not promising any healing or medicinal advice. I just love therapeutic oils and love sharing how we use them at home. These statements have not been evaluated by the food and drug administration. Contains Affiliate links.