As a child I loved Vick’s Vapor Rub. I know – weird, right! I found I can make a similar rub using natural products and of course essential oils!

Prep time: minimal

Coconut OilIngredients:

  • 2 Tablespoons Coconut Oil (I prefer Nature’s Promise, seen at right)
  • 7 drops Peppermint Essential Oil
  • 7 drops Eucalyptus Essential Oil

The Coconut Oil should be more liquid than solid. Once manageable, add in the essential oils and mix. You can either make the mixture in a bowl and pour into a container or mix the oils directly into the Coconut Oil.

To Use:

Simply rub the salve on your chest to relieve your congestion. I normally do this twice a day – before bed and in the morning.


This should not be used on young children. This recipe should be used for adolescents and adults.

© Therapeutic Thymes, 2016