As the cooler months approach, so can coughs and colds. Managing symptoms can be as simple as reaching for the familiar blue bottle of vapour rub.

Try this soothing and petroleum-free version of the classic cough and cold soother.

• 1/2 cup coconut oil
• 2 tablespoons beeswax
• 20 drops of eucalyptus oil
• 20 drops peppermint oil

1. Melt beeswax with coconut oil
2. Add the essential oils
3. Stir until well mixed and pour into a container with a lid to store
4. Use as needed to help reduce coughing and congestion

Caution: Many essential oils are not considered safe for babies or small children. If you plan to use this mixture for babies or children under the age of six, make sure to use essential oils that are safe for their age. If you’re unsure, check with your health professional.

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