Simple Homemade All Natural Chest Rub

Well, the time of the year of Upper Respiratory Infections becoming common…I thought I’d share some of these all-natural cold and flu soothers that are low cost and extremely effective!

All Natural Chest Rub


1/4 cup Coconut Oil 10-15 drops Peppermint essential oil 10-15 drops Eucalyptus essential oil 5-10 drops Lemon essential oil

To melt the coconut oil: put in a glass bowl or jar and then into the microwave for 5 to 10 seconds. Add the peppermint, eucalyptus, and lemon oils (add more if you want) and shake well. Allow it re-solidify (at room temp or faster in the fridge) for easier use.

Rub on chest just like you would Vicks Vapor rub. The peppermint provides a cool, tingling, sensation, while the eucalyptus and lemon help open up airways and loosen coughs.


  1. Hey Michelle! You know all about the cooling peppermint sensation , don’t you? Ha ha! I bet this recipe would work really well. I just saw it on Pinterest. I may need to try it!

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