Can I Make My Own Vicks VapoRub?

Known throughout the entire world thanks to its decongestant action, the popular VapoRub ointment can help you alleviate the symptoms caused by colds and flu. By massaging your chest with this product you will unclog a stuffy nose and relieve cough.

The main active ingredients of Vicks Vaporub are: menthol, camphor and eucalyptus oil. The decongestant action of the VapoRub ointment stimulates the nasal receptors, which creates a fresh feeling and facilitates air circulation.
Furthermore, VapoRub can be used to treat dry coughs and immediately relieve symptoms of colds and flu. This product is applied topically by massage or can be inhaled, both of which reduce any discomfort in just five minutes.

Besides being a good decongestant, Vicks Vaporub has many other uses, such as:

  • Relieving Tired Feet
  • Relieving Headaches
  • Alleviating Muscle Cramps
  • Eczema and Skin Irritations won’t be a problem if you apply Vicks Vaporub
  • Treats Toenail Fungus

I know that this topical ointment doesn’t cost a fortune. However, you can prepare your own Vicks Vaporub at home and benefit of its great healing power.

So, here are the necessary ingredients:

  • 120 ml of olive oil
  • 240 ml of coconut oil
  • 170 ml of beeswax (grated)
  • 35 drops of essential (eucalyptus) oil
  • 30 drops of essential mint oil
  • 15 drops of essential rosemary oil
  • 15 drops of essential lavender oil
  • 10 drops of essential camphor oil

Now, let’s prepare this magical ointment:

Simple! Put all the ingredients in a saucepan and heat them in Bain-Marie. Mix well until the wax melts and you get a homogeneous mixture.

Pour the product into a glass container and allow it to cool and solidify at room temperature. This type of VapoRub ointment is not recommended for children under the age of two.

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