This is the time of year, especially in the South, where the changes back and forth from blazing hot to icy cold bring on all manner of respiratory ills. Try this DIY Vapor Rub to soothe those stuffed up noses. Safe and effective!
Peppermint Eucalyptus Vapor Rub
1/4 cup Coconut Oil
1/4 cup Olive Oil
1 heaping TBSP Beeswax
30 drops Eucalyptus essential oil
20 drops Peppermint essential oil
15 drops Rosemary Essential Oil
Fill a medium sized pot 1/2 way full with water.
Place a glass pyrex bowl with a spout in the water and add your coconut oil, olive oil and beeswax.
Once beeswax is melted remove double boiler from heat and add essential oils.
While the mixture is still liquid pour in a 4 ounce jar.
Allow to cool.
(Graphic and recipe courtesy of Meredith Sears Brantley at The Mix.)