Gardening

How to Make Homemade Vicks Vaporub to Relieve Coughs and Congestion

Do you want a natural home remedy to relieve congestion and cough ? Well, keep reading because I’m going to tell you how you can alleviate such annoying symptoms of flu and colds such as congestion and cough. You will see that it is easy to make and that, once prepared, you have it ready and available to use at any time you need it.

The flu is an infection of the nose, throat, and lungs caused by a virus. When we go through the flu it is very common to suffer symptoms such as fever, cough, muscle pain throughout the body, chills, nausea, sore throat and nasal congestion.

We can get the flu by contact with people who already have it, by air, by sneezing and coughing. That is why it is very important to eat well to improve our immune system taking advantage of the fruits and vegetables that we have in season .

To relieve and improve flu symptoms such as cough or nasal congestion we can use this balm or homemade Vicks Vaporub. It is effective and we will be using commercial products that sometimes contain a cocktail of dangerous or toxic ingredients, such as parabens , which can pass into the blood and accumulate in our body. That is why we always recommend choosing Bio or Ecological Cosmetic products , which are also environmentally friendly.

Ingredients to make the homemade balm or vicks vaporub

– 100 ml of cocoa, coconut , olive or almond butter (or oil) .

– 20 drops of eucalyptus essential oil

– 20 drops of peppermint essential oil

– 10 drops of rosemary essential oil

– 200 g of cocoa butter

Making homemade Vicks Vaporub

You will see that this balm is very quick and easy to prepare:

We put the cocoa butter in a bain-marie, over a very low heat.

When it is liquid, we remove it and add the oil you have chosen (cocoa, coconut, olive or almonds) and while you continue stirring, you add the essential oils.

Once it is well mixed, we put it in a glass jar (if it can be opaque better) in which we will keep it.

How to use the balm or homemade Vaporub

Take a small amount (about the size of a bean) and apply it to the chest and throat, gently massaging the area.

As always, it is best to opt for small amounts or that we are going to use relatively frequently and make this preparation more times instead of making a lot of it at once.

This congestion and cough balm lasts for over a year.

Can everyone use this balm?

As the use of essential oils is not recommended during pregnancy and in children, the use of this balm is discouraged both in children under 6 years of age and in women who are pregnant.

If you have any type of condition or disease or are taking medication, as a precaution I recommend consulting with your doctor before using this cough and congestion balm.

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