It’s that time again- cold and flu season.
No matter how careful we are, at some point, we’re all exposed to some form of it. The throaty cough, the sinus pressure, the chest congestion. Yuck. I’m not a fan.
Luckily, there are a few simple home remedies that you can whip up in minutes to help fight off the symptoms- like this easy, DIY cold and congestion rub.
Just a few ingredients and you’ll have a homemade version of vapor rub that will have you breathing easier in no time!
Here’s a close-up of the essential oils used in this recipe. I LOVE Nature’s Oil brand of essential oils. They’re therapeutic grade and high quality which makes every product I use is excellent.
Begin by melting down the coconut oil. You can do this by popping the bowl in the microwave and heating it on high for about a minute (or until all solid pieces of the oil have melted seamlessly into liquid).
Next, stir in the essential oils. You can adjust the amounts that I used to suit your preference, but I found that the amounts listed above yielded the vaporizing aroma and effect that I was aiming for. Be sure the stir well so that each essential oil is evenly blended into the mixture.
Carefully transfer the mixture into a lidded jar and allow to cool completely before use. The liquid will solidify as it cools resulting in a firm, white mixture that will melt with body temperature when massaged into the skin.
Don’t suffer through the cold season- fight it!!