Friday, January 31, 2014

Homemade Vapor Rub

“Better-Than-Vicks” For Little Ones Under Two

*Please note that only lavender and chamomile are generally considered safe for babies under two months, eucalyptus (the smithii variety) can be introduced at two months and tea tree can be introduced after 6 months. Essential oils are very potent so use sparingly, alternating with this method for very young babies.


  1. Melt beeswax/tallow and shea/cocoa/mango butter in a double boiler.
  2. Once melted turn off the heat and add coconut oil and essential oils.
  3. Pour into a clean glass jar with a tight fitting lid. Makes about 3/4 cup.
Can be stored at room temperature for up to 1 year.

She recommends to put it on the chest and then also under the four smallest toes. 

We just made a batch yesterday.  It was super simple to whip up and it seems to be working well.  I don't know about your household, but here in ours the winter just seems to bring about the goop (AKA congestion and cough!)


~ Noelle said...

appreciate the info - this is great to know

Hettie Brewner said...

You're welcome, it works really well!!!