posted on Jan, 11 2013 @ 11:13 AM
reply to post by Lil Drummerboy
If you want a more natural vapor rub, you can simmer your herbs in olive oil for a few minutes, strain, cool
Meanwhile in a small pan combine beeswax, vitamin E, aloe, lanolin or whatever you would like in any combo.
Just make sure you use some beeswax to solidify the mixture later. I always use a dedicated wooden spoon for my mixtures.
Add your herbed olive oil, and whatever essential oils you would like, stir well, pour into sterilized jars and you have what you need. I have used
primarily rosemary for eczema , tea tree and calendula for general first aid, and rose petals and lavender for a pretty smelling garden hand salve.
For a vapor rub, you will want to use eucalyptus, rosemary, peppermint and possibly lavender. Tea Tree oil will also kill anything and would be a good
An easier right now version can be made by mixing the eucalyptus oil into some petroleum jelly.
Apply as you would the commercial stuff.