Heading into Fall I always start to think about building up our immunity…and also natural home remedies for when we do get sick. One of my favorite things to use when my kids are congested or have bad coughs is this DIY Vapo-Rub. It’s so simple:
1 tsp. carrier oil (fractionated coconut oil)
3-5 drops essential oil (Breathe)
I double or triple this recipe and keep it on hand for when we get colds or coughs. I rub this on my children’s chests, backs, and the bottoms of their feet…especially at night. When I rub it on their feet, I put socks or footie pajamas on them as well. With younger kids, you want to make sure they won’t get the oil on their hands and then rub their eyes, stick their hands in their mouths, etc. I’ve noticed a significant decrease in coughing when using this blend.
Breathe can also be diffused into the air or inhaled directly from the bottle. This blend is also great for asthma.
Breathe is a respiratory blend of essential oils known to soothe and open the tissues in the respiratory system. Some of the essential oils in Breathe are:
- Peppermint-antiseptic, antispasmodic, and anti-inflammatory. Used to ease breathing.
- Eucalyptus radiata-antibacterial, anti-inflammatory, antiviral. Eucalyptus is also an expectorant (helps dissolve mucus). It is a key ingredient in many cough and throat medicines and is used to ease breathing.
- Melaleuca (tea tree)-antibacterial, antifungal, antiviral. Helps with bronchitis, coughs, and inflammation.
- Lemon-antiseptic. Used to soothe coughs and sore throats.
I purchase all of my essential oils from doTERRA. All of their oils are CPTG (Certified Pure Therapeutic Grade) and are 100% pure…meaning they do not contain fillers or artificial ingredients like some other essential oils you might find at the drug store.
Would you like to win a bottle of Breathe? I’m giving one away! To enter: Simply leave a comment on this post telling me your experience with using essential oils. Have you used them before? Never even thought about it? Curious? An expert? (If so, tell me your favorite ways to use essential oils!)
This giveaway will close on Sunday, September 4th.