Are you ready for winter? I always like to be prepared for anything – all the stuff that comes with season changes, I am on it!
This weekend my daughter and my four year old made up an easy Homemade Vapor Chest Rub made specifically to help fight off the sniffles, breathing trouble, coughing and feeling blah – with an amazing blend of Young Living Raven Essential Oil and Eucalyptus Radiata.
Why this blend? There are some amazing properties in these two oils, here is just a bit on these two giants taken from the EODR 6th Edition.
This blend helps support a healthy respiratory system. You’ll find these singles in the blend:
Ravintsara: has a spicy, camphorous, warm scent, similar to eucalyptus but softer.
Lemon: has a strong, purifying, citrus scent that is revitalizing and uplifting. Lemon consists of 68 percent dlimonene, a powerful antioxidant.
Wintergreen: contains the same active ingredient (methyl salicylate) as birch and is beneficial in massage for soothing head tension and muscles after exercising.
Peppermint: has a strong, clean, fresh, minty aroma.
Eucalyptus Radiata: is cooling, refreshing, and energizing.
“In 2012, Tunisian researchers investigated the activity of eight eucalyptus species against several pathogenic organisms. The researchers concluded that eucalyptus oils that are rich in the compound 1,8-cineole ‘may serve as potential candidates against enterovirus infections.’” SOURCE
This single oil, as seen from the testing above, has the potential to be very effective in supporting normal healthy immune systems.
I decide to combine these two oils for this chest rub that would already be in an easy to use diluted form so we could easily apply when needed. I wanted additional Eucalyptus, so added the additional 10 drops.
DIY All-Natural Vapor Chest Rub Recipe
1/2 CUP Coconut Oil (we use this)
40 drops of Young Living’s Raven Essential Oil
10 drops of Young Living’s Eucalyptus Radiata Essential Oil
Melt the coconut oil and add in the essential oil. Mix and then pour into a glass jar that can be sealed. Makes 1/2 cup.
This was super easy to make and was fun for my four year old to help out with. Now he is much more prone to take an active approach to help apply it to his chest – you know how finicky those toddlers can be sometimes! You could also add some Rosemary or Thyme, other oils that help relieve congestion too. Make sure everyone washes their hands with soap after applying to avoid any accidental touching of eyes, or other sensitive areas.
I had gotten a 5 ML bottle of Raven as one of the FREE promo oils for September with a 190 PV order with Young Living as a member. The timing couldn’t be better with viral season coming into full swing and the threat of this power virus coming at us.
To learn more about the benefits of Young Living essential oils, click here.
*These statements have not been evaluated by the FDA. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease. I am just a mom sharing my experience in order to help others, not a doctor.