Homemade Zero Waste “VapoRub”

When you are sick and want to feel better, the last thing you should be doing is making yourself feel worse- by absorbing petroleum-based chemical products through your body’s largest organ, your skin.

Here I make my own version of what a younger version of myself previously slathered all over my body- VapoRub. I’ve used a variation of this recipe from Wellness Mama.

A Few Things to Keep in Mind

This rub will not magically cure you, only alleviate your symptoms. If only a magical rub existed that cured the cold, the world would be a better place.

Another thing- the rub as I have made it will not smell as strong (nostril hair-burning levels) as Vick’s rub. If you desire for a stronger scent, use more essential oils.

Realize that while this is a swap out for Vick’s VapoRub, it is different. Don’t expect the exact same product. That’s what happens when you don’t use petroleum and synthetic menthol and all of that other icky stuff. And to me, that’s totally okay and worth it!

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