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.
Why avoid store bought vapor rub? Two reasons. The most popular store bought brand contains: Strong essential oils that have caused respiratory distress in some children (source) Turpentine (a lung irritant) and petrolatum, which is often contaminated with PAHS, a highly toxic compound which is linked to cancer, development and reproductive toxicity, and immunotoxicity. (source) The new greaseless formula is even worse – parabens, diazolidinyl urea (a formaldehyde releasing chemical that is toxic upon . . . inhalation) and PEG-100 Stearate (which is often contaminated with dioxane).
Ingredients: Coconut oil, beeswax, peppermint, eucalyptus, tea tree, lemon, lavender essential oils