10.09.2013

Homemade Chest Rub

With this beautiful fall weather comes lots of time outdoors!



Football games,




His first cowbell experience: LOUD!

Outside play,



Trips to the pumpkin patch, fall festivals & more! But also with the cooler weather comes sickness. Sinus issues, allergies, colds and flu. To combat these issues I made my own chest rub & it was so easy that I thought I would share!

My friends & I have been ordering all sorts of glass containers from this awesome website. The prices are excellent! Plus we all order together & split the shipping costs. I can't recommend it enough!

So one of our orders came this week & I've been pumped to make all sorts of cleaners and potions ;-)

Since Anderson has had the sniffles for weeks now due to seasonal allergies I knew I wanted to make a chest rub.


It was super-duper easy & you can definitely do this one too!

Supplies:

Glass container with lid
Coconut oil
10-15 drops R.C. essential oil
5-10 drops Peppermint essential oil
5-10 drops Lemon essential oil
3-5 drops Eucalyptus Blue essential oil

Directions:

Warm coconut oil so that it liquifies (coconut oil has a super-low melting point so this is pretty easy. I just heated some water on the stove & stuck the glass jar that my oil is in in the pot & it melted pretty quickly)

Once it's liquid pour it into your small glass container

Let it cool for about 10 minutes (remember, it has a low melting point so it won't solidify right away)

Now add your essential oils! Stir it a bit & wait for it to solidify or stick it in the fridge for about 30 minutes.

Rub on chest!

I told you, EASY! Also, you could add extra lavender (R.C. has lavender in it) to help with sleeping. You can tweak this, add to & take away to work with whatever supplies you have on hand or whichever oils you prefer! 

Another "potion" I mixed up was an "Everything Skin Salve". Seriously, you can use this for diaper rash, facial blemishes, dry skin, ANYTHING! I've been rubbing it on just because I love the scent!



Supplies:

Glass container with lid
Coconut oil
10-15 drops Lavender essential oil
8-10 drops Frankincense essential oil

Directions:

Melt coconut oil
Pour melted oil into container
Allow it to cool for about 10 minutes
Add essential oils, give a quick stir
Wait for it to solidify
ENJOY!

Frankincense is one of my all-time favorite oils to smell plus it's WONDERFUL for SO many different things. Also, the wise men brought it to Jesus so it must be pretty special ;-)

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