Homemade Vapor Rub

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Homemade Vapor Rub
Homemade Vapor Rub
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Applying vapor rub on your chest helps your breathing immensely when congested. You can buy this topical ointment at the store, but it is surprisingly easy to make homemade vapor rub. Vapor rub is a gel that is applied to the chest. The cooling mentholated scent is breathed in and the sinuses become clearer. With only two easy-to-find ingredients, there is no reason you can't make vapor rub yourself. It is also natural, so you know exactly what you're putting on your family's skin.

Estimated CostUnder $10

Time to CompleteUnder an hour


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This is so easy! This recipe only needs two ingredients, coconut oil and a peppermint essential oil. I like eucalyptus essential oil so I would use this instead of peppermint. I have always loved Vick's Vapor Rub so I am happy to find a recipe to make my own! Thank you for sharing this recipe!

I have had such a bad cold lately; I can't wait to try this natural homemade ointment to see if it helps!


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