The main ingredient of this rub is eucalyptus essential oil. This oil is rich in compounds, which have expectorant, anti-harmful organism, antispasmodic and decongestant properties. Besides that, eucalyptus also contains a compound called cineole – a well-known expectorant. This homemade chest rub can protect and eliminate upper respiratory problems and .
What is even more interesting is the fact that although Vicks VapoRub has been used for decades there is still no scientific proof that this product is helpful. Therefore, if you really want to take care of your family and their health, you should and make your own easy-to-make chest rub.
Some of the oldest and most popular chest rubs are formulated with a blend of menthol, camphor and eucalyptus. These rubs are considered generally appropriate for adults and kids over the age of two and can be used up to three times over a 24-hour period. Rubs containing these ingredients are available as a soothing ointment you apply to the neck and chest. As you apply the ointment, the aromatic vapors enter your nose and lungs. Also available are chest rubs with these ingredients that have a pleasant cherry aroma that kids enjoy.
I had never thought to include frankincense and cedarwood in a chest rub. I bet it smells great. Thanks for sharing customized recipes for each age group!
Tea Tree Therapy 83206 Eucalyptus Chest Rub
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