Make Your own Vicks-like Vapor Rub – with no toxic ingredients!!!
In a double broiler (or if you’re like me, use a mason jar sitting on top of a steamer basket sitting on top of a pot of boiling water), melt 2 Tablespoons of beeswax into 1/2 cup of oil. (I use grapeseed, but you can use any topical oil.)
Once the wax is melted (about 5 minutes), remove from heat and stir in 10 drops of rosemary essential oil, 20 drops of peppermint essential oil, and 20 drops of eucalyptus essential oil.
Using oven mitts, as the jar or pan will be hot, pour mixture into a small container with a tight fitting lid. Allow to cool overnight. It will stay good for up to one year in a dark, dry place.
Voila! Vicks-like Vapor Rub without camphor, petroleum, or whatever other synthetic or chemical thing they put in there.
NOTE: This recipe is for adults. Essential oils should NOT be used on infants or children.