I’m sure many of you grew up with Vicks VapoRub. Every time my siblings and I had a stuffy nose before my mom would put us to bed she would rub Vicks under our noses and on our chests to help break up the congestion so we could sleep better.
Sadly over the counter vapor rubs are made with petroleum, parabens and turpentine, not something you want to put on your body! In Mexico, many grandmas’s and mamas give their children a finger full of it, thinking that is will bring healing. Consumption of vapor rubs can be fatal because of the toxic ingredients.
Replacing over the counter remedies with natural ones may seem daunting at first. It’s important to take baby steps. Making your own vapor rub is a great place to start. There are many great homemade vapor rubs out there that use essential oils, like Amanda’s DYI Chest Rub. I am slowly building my essential oil collection so for now I make my rubs and salves out of dried or fresh herbs, with the addition of only a couple optional essential oils.
To learn to make this safe and effective remedy that will break up congestion, clear sinuses, help you relax and get a better night’s sleep join me at Modern Alternative Health.