by Lesley Kim

There’s nothing worse than a cold that lasts for several days..  So when I got a little cold, I decided to make my own DIY Natural Version of Vicks VaporRub.   If you know me, you know I prefer to use natural products to minimize the chemicals I put in my body.  My “natural” Vicks VaporRub is easy to make, and free of harsh chemicals and preservatives.

DIY Natural Version of Vicks VaporRubIn a microwave safe dish, melt 1 part beeswax to 7 part coconut oil in the microwave for 15 seconds interval until the two are melted. (Be careful as the mixture will be very hot!) Carefully stir the oils and let cool.

DIY Natural Version of Vicks VaporRubAdd 5 drops of Vitamin E oil, 15 drops of Eucalyptus Oil, 15 drops of Peppermint Oil, and 7 drops of Spearmint Oil.  (The essential oils you need may vary due to the potency of your oils).

DIY Natural Version of Vicks VaporRubCarefully mix the mixture with a metallic spoon.  Then gently pour the mix on a clean, sterilized container with a cap.

DIY Natural Version of Vicks VaporRubLet your natural Vicks VaporRub cool and  label your container.

DIY Natural Version of Vicks VaporRubNow you have your own DIY Natural Version of Vicks VaporRub that you can feel at ease putting on your body to soothe the discomfort of a cold.