Vapor Rub – Homemade

Finished Product

About This Season

Tis the Season of colds and flu. What to do? Make your own lovely salve to help with your symptoms.

All of the essential oils in this salve aid the body in finding wellness. Think of it as support.

I urge you to only use pure therapeutic grade oils. Join the list below to find out how!


I’m one of those sensitive types, so I’m always experimenting with making my own projects. A real DIY kinda girl. This salve is soothing, easy to make and quite enjoyable to use.



Melt in Pan

Melt in Pan – low heat

Pour into Glass Container

Pour Into Glass Container

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3 TB coconut oil
5 TB almond oil
1 TB beeswax (where to buy)
25 drops eucalyptus essential oil
10 drops each of essential oils: peppermint, lavender, and rosemary
5 drops tea tree essential oil


In a saucepan, over low heat, add the coconut oil and almond oil. Melt.
Once melted, add the beeswax. Melt some more.

Remove the pan from the heat. Allow the mixture to sit in the saucepan for 5-8 minutes. This will allow the mixture to cool so the oils aren’t damaged.

After 5-8 minutes, add the eucalyptus, peppermint, lavender, rosemary, and tea tree oils to the coconut oil mixture. Combine with a spoon.

Pour the mixture into a glass jar. I use a mason jar. This recipe will make approximately one 4 oz. jar of vapor rub. As the mixture cools the liquid will solidify, making it a creamy, spreadable rub.

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Substitute or add a few drops of black pepper essential oil
Decrease tea tree oil and increase lavender

If you’re not a DIY kinda person, consider buying my NEKID Salve and adding your own essential oils.


$6/tin coconut oil, almond oil, beeswax

Or coconut oil, sunflower oil and beeswax $7/tin


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

The information in this article is intended for your educational use only. It is not a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment. Always seek the advice of your physician or other qualified health providers with any questions you may have regarding a medical condition and before undertaking any diet, supplement, fitness, or other health regime.

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