This Camphor Chest Rub Recipe is like a homemade version of the vick’s brand rub. Adults, apply around neck and chest or on feet to help with congestion.
Melt the coconut oil and beeswax in a pan or double boiler. Do not overheat. Remove from heat and add the essential oils. Pour into container with lid. The salve will harden in less than an hour.
Use for chest congestion. May also be used as a soar muscle rub applied to local areas. These essential oils are not appropriate for young children, pregnant ladies, or those with certain medical conditions. Skin patch test and discontinue use if irritation occurs. In addition, choose white camphor over red and brown camphor which have more toxic constituents.
By: Kathy Sadowski, Master of Science Degree in Aromatherapy, Registered Aromatherapist, LMT, RYT