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Coconut Oil Chest Rub - 2 Recipes! Skip the Vicks and make your own coconut oil chest rub instead! This will save you money and you won't expose your family to petroleum or toxic ingredients! 1/2 cup of rub coconut oil beeswax essential oils dried herbs

Coconut Oil Chest Rub

Why buy vapor rub from the store when you can make a non-toxic coconut oil chest rub in the comfort of your home!

Skip the Vicks and make your own coconut oil chest rub instead! This will save you money and you won't expose your family to petroleum or toxic ingredients!

I’m not a big fan of some over the counter products and pain relievers. They tend to have hidden ingredients or substances like petroleum or parabens which are both known carcinogens!  Herbs and oils are very powerful and can give the same relief as OTC products, but without toxic chemicals or negative side effects.

Ready to try out some natural chest rubs? Below are two recipes for making coconut oil chest rub: one for adults and one that is safe for children.

Why Two Recipes?

Essential oils can be 10,000 to 100,000 times more potent than the herb itself. When I use them on my children I always dilute and there are some oils I refuse to use on my children at all. Namely Eucalyptus, which is linked to causing respiratory issues in children. You can read the full list of essential oils to avoid on children here.

I do add soothing and calming essential oils to my chest rub for children. Lavender, Frankincense and German chamomile are three of my favorites!

My recipes for Adult Chest Rub is very effective and does contain eucalyptus, so please don’t use this recipe on children 10 and under.

Skip the Vicks and make your own coconut oil chest rub instead! This will save you money and you won't expose your family to petroleum or toxic ingredients!

Coconut Oil Chest Rub for Adults

Ingredients:

  • 1/2 Cup Coconut Oil
  • 5 Drops Eucalyptus Essential Oil
  • 5 Drops Peppermint Essential Oil
  • 2-3 Drops Rosemary Essential Oil
  • 2-3 Drops Lavender Essential Oil
  • 2 Tablespoons beeswax pastilles

Instructions:

  • Melt beeswax in a double boiler over low heat.
  • Once melted mix in coconut oil and allow the rub to cool enough that it’s not hot to the touch but not solid.
  • Add essential oils and mix well.
  • Pour into jar or container.

 

Coconut Oil Chest Rub for Adults
 
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Ingredients
  • Ingredients
  • ½ Cup Coconut Oil
  • 5 Drops Eucalyptus Essential Oil
  • 5 Drops Peppermint Essential Oi
  • 2-3 Drops Rosemary Essential Oil
  • 2-3 Drops Lavender Essential Oil
  • 2 Tablespoons Beeswax Pastilles
Instructions
  1. Melt beeswax in a double boiler over low heat.
  2. Once melted mix in coconut oil and allow the rub to cool enough that it's not hot to the touch but not solid.
  3. Add essential oils and mix well.
  4. Pour into jar or container.

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Coconut Oil Chest Rub for Children

Ingredients:

Instructions:

  • Melt coconut oil over low heat in a small saucepan.
  • Mix the dried peppermint and eucalyptus leaves with the warm coconut oil.
  • Turn off the heat and let the leaves infuse with the warm coconut oil for 3-4 hours.
  • Now it’s time to strain the herbs. If the coconut oil has solidified simply re-heat it over low heat and strain the leaves.
  • Add essential oils and mix well.
  • Pour into jar or container.

 

Coconut Oil Chest Rub for Children
 
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Ingredients
  • ½ Cup Coconut Oil
  • ¼ Ounce Dried Peppermint Leaves
  • ¼ Ounce Dried Eucalyptus Leaves
  • 5 Drops of Lavender, Frankincense or German Chamomile
Instructions
  1. Melt coconut oil over low heat in a small saucepan.
  2. Mix the dried peppermint and eucalyptus leaves with the warm coconut oil.
  3. Turn off the heat and let the leaves infuse with the warm coconut oil for 3-4 hours.
  4. Now it's time to strain the herbs. If the coconut oil has solidified simply re-heat it over low heat and strain the leaves.
  5. Add essential oils and mix well.
  6. Pour into jar or container.

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About the author: Hi! I’m Tiffany – aka Coconut Mama. I’m a real food mama of three coconut babies. I’m passionate about traditional and healing foods. As a true believer in the health benefits of coconut, I use coconut products in all my recipes. You can download my free Coconut Flour Recipes E-book here. Thanks for stopping by!
7 comments… add one
  • Alex December 24, 2016, 2:45 am

    In the cold season, this would be perfect. I will surely make this! Thanks for sharing.

    Reply
  • David @ Milk Frother Judge December 20, 2015, 1:08 pm

    how effective is this? And how long it can be kept stored?

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  • tara weglarz November 21, 2015, 8:20 pm

    So no beeswax for the kids version? how long will this keep?

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  • KEREN November 13, 2015, 10:43 am

    I have all the ingredients except the beeswax. Is it necessary for the rub?

    Reply
    • The Coconut Mama November 13, 2015, 8:36 pm

      No, you can leave it out. It just won’t be as thick as what you see in the picture.

      Reply
      • KEREN November 20, 2015, 12:14 pm

        Thanks

        Reply
  • Helen November 12, 2015, 8:07 pm

    What’s the weight in grams or ounces for the beeswax? I buy mine in bulk from a honey farm and chip away at it. Thanks:)

    Reply

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