Seeing as how the sinus bath bomb recipe was a hit, I wanted to share something similar for those who just don't have the time to put together a bomb: Vapo-rub. While this recipe is simple, it is very effective and contains ZERO petroleum products.
While you, most definately, could turn this recipe into a salve, I chose not too for a few reasons. Beeswax is just one more ingredient that you have to buy and, honestly, I hate the sticky feeling left on me from the salves. Its just a personal preference.
You will need a dropper bottle for storage. The one pictured here is from specialty bottle. You can usually find them in drug stores by the medical section as well. You do not want clear glass. Clear glass allows light into it which can make the oils go rancid much quicker. O.k. Enough of the talk. Here is the recipe.
20 drops peppermint essential oil
50 drops eucalyptus essential oil
4 drops tea tree essential oil
6 drops rosemary essential oil
4 tsp. Almond oil
Funnel these ingredients into your dropper bottle, replace the cap, and shake gently. That's it! To apply, just place a small amount onto a cotton ball and rub on your chest and neck. My kids love this stuff cause it smells so much better than the store bought. I hope you have success with your own as well.
****I am not a doctor/expert nor do I pretend to be one. I am sharing personal information only as to what has worked for us. Essential oil benefits listed for informational purposes only and are not intended to treat, diagnose or cure any of your ailments. If you have any concerns about the ingredients listed, please seek a physicians advice.****