Homemade Vapor Rub

This Homemade Vapor Rub is the first thing I reach for when anyone in the family has a cold, especially a stuffy nose. It's safe for the whole family including children 2-10 years old.
Keyword homemade vapor rub
Prep Time 15 minutes
Author Krystal


Essential oils for child friendly Vapor Rub (choose one or the other)

Essential oils for adult Vapor Rub


  • Place a heat safe bowl on top of a saucepan partially filled with water over medium heat
  • Add shea butter, coconut oil and beeswax to the heat safe bowl
  • Once the solid ingredients are melted, mix to combine and remove from the heat
  • Mix in liquid sweet almond oil and essential oils
  • Transfer the mixture to a small glass or metal container with a tight fitting lid