Vick's VapoRub is a pretty common product. It's been a staple in my medicine chest since I was small. (Like back in the 1900's!) Since it's been around forever--it must be good, right? Well, I would advise the reader to do their own research.
You will find some say ingredients in Vick's VapoRub can irritate the airways and increase mucus production. Which could be significant in infants and children under 2 who have small airways to begin with. And when those pipes are already inflamed from a cold or other infection, a little bit of extra inflammation and mucus may narrow them more.
More disturbing, Petrolatum, one of the ingredients in Vick’s, may be linked to cancer. Although there is controversy over whether or not that is true, (research it--I like Dr. Weil's explanation) there really is NO NEED to put essential oils in a petroleum base because coconut oil works great! Extra dose of common sense, anyone?
To protect your family why not make this homemade chest rub made with organic coconut oil and eucalyptus essential oil? :-) Not only do you know what goes in it, you don't pay a huge markup for a safe product. Dollar for dollar, DIY makes tons of cents. And sense. And scents!
Eucalyptus contains several compounds with anti-harmful organism properties. :-) One of the main compounds is called cineole and it can help the body fight upper respiratory problems. It seems silly to me to take essential oils, which are fantastic in their own right, and put them in petroleum jelly! No thanks. That's just as bad as all the chemical processing that's done to our precious food--it's better the way God made it. It's high time we pay attention to what goes ON the body, because that ultimately goes IN the body too.
If using on a small child you may want start with a bigger dilution ratio and stick to FEET for application. We don't want to overwhelm little lungs! Oils are absorbed and get where they need to go via the feet, too. We have a ton of nerve endings down there, and isn't the human body AMAZING!? I marvel at it ALL the time!
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The above recipe is for a balmy salve more like we're used to (and it will smell deliciously similar!) but another option is adding your EO to a glass roll-on bottle with a fractionated (liquid) coconut oil. You can use less in your mix depending on who you make it for. It's always best to do your own research and do what's best for you and your family, but I can only stand behind Young Living's essential oil. ;-)
There are some AWESOME natural remedy choices these days. I am saving a TON of money on things I used to get at CVS and Walgreen's and only see my doctor... well... I miss him! Your chances of hearing about Thieves tea are getting better all the time, but have you heard about THIS one?!!
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