The great thing about this formula is that it contains pure wholesome ingredients and absolutely *zero* weird chemicals with unpronounceable names! 🙂
Ingredients & Supplies:
•¼ cup room temperature coconut oil
•¼ cup room temperature shea butter
•25 drops eucalyptus essential oil
•20 drops camphor essential oil
•20 drops peppermint essential oil
•15 drops lavender essential oil
•5 drops tea tree essential oil
•stand mixer with whipping attachment or hand mixer and bowl
•clean glass jar with lid
Using your mixer, whip the coconut oil and shea butter for about 30 seconds. Use your spatula to bring it all back into the middle of the bowl.
Now add your essential oils to the above mix.
Whip it again for another minute, then use the spatula to bring it back into the middle of the bowl one more time. Whip for another minute, then scoop it into a jar with a secure lid. Be sure to label what you’ve made!
Store in a cool, dark place. My whipped butters typically last for a few months – longer if you scoop it out with a clean utensil/hands.
This rub doesn’t pack the same punch as a commercial vapor rubs. Instead, it seeps in slowly, with a very mild tingling feeling.
Just apply a small amount to the chest during a cold or when you have a cough. You can also apply the rub on your upper and middle back as well. Apply every couple of hours.
If you rub it into your hands, you can also cup your hands over your nose and inhale deeply a few times.
Because the oils are diluted in the carrier oils, I feel confident using this on my children’s chests and backs, the youngest of which is 3.
If you’re using it on small babies, though, only apply a very small amount to the bottoms of their feet and put socks on them. Even though it won’t have the same effect as rubbing it on their chests, the essential oils will still be absorbed into their feet and provide therapeutic benefits. (Please be sure to only use 100% pure essential oils!)
Even though essential oils are natural, they must still be used with caution. Why? Because they are so concentrated and powerful. That’s also why it’s so important to use 100% pure therapeutic grade oils.
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