Vapor Rub - (colds, congestion)

Prep Time

1 min to gather ingredients

Cooking Time

5 min


1 mason jar



  1. In a saucepan, over low heat, add the coconut oil and cocoa butter. Melt.
  2. Once melted, add the beeswax. Melt.
  3. Remove the pan from the heat. Allow the mixture to sit in the saucepan for 5 minutes. This will allow the mixture to cool so the oils aren't damaged.
  4. After 5 minutes, add the eucalyptus, peppermint, lavender, rosemary, and tea tree oils to the coconut oil mixture. Combine with a spoon.
  5. Pour the mixture into a glass jar. I use a mason jar. This recipe will make one 4 oz. jar of vapor rub. As the mixture cools the liquid will solidify, making it a creamy, spreadable rub.


A combination of simple, natural ingredients coming together to provide a relief for chest and head congestion. The warm touch and scent of this homemade rub is not only calming, but also contains antiviral and anti-bacterial properties. A vapor rub that’s natural and effective.

Homemade vapor rub will keep at room temperature for 12 months.