Are you ready for the upcoming cold and flu season? How about the Enterovirus D68 or EV-D68, a rare respiratory virus that typically causes asthma-like symptoms that is beginning to travel across the country. Here in Seattle, we’ve begun to see some cases.
It can be a scary situation if you are not prepared. This weekend my daughter and my four year old made up an easy Homemade Vapor Chest Rub made specifically to help fight off viral infections – 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 fights against respiratory disease and infections such as tuberculosis, influenza and pneumonia because of it’s highly antiviral and antiseptic properties. You’ll find these singles in the blend:
Ravintsara: This oil is a powerful antiviral, antiseptic, anti-infectious, anti fungal and expectorant. It can be helpful in situations where you are dealing with influenza, sinusitis, and bronchitis.
Lemon: Wonderful addition as it helps promote immunity and also can loosen congestion.
Wintergreen: Has strong anti-inflammatory and antispasmodic properties. It is also an analgesic, reduces pain, and helps increase respiratory capacity.
Peppermint: It is high in menthol and menthone, helps suppress coughs and clears lungs and nasal congestion.
Eucalyptus Radiata: May have a profound antiviral effect upon the respiratory system.
“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 fighting viral infections and respiratory/sinus infections.
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.
I just added a new bonus promo too – So if you have been wondering if the time is right…. I would say YES – this is for a limited time only while supplies last.
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.