11.24.2013

natural cough remedy



it's that time of year again when coughs linger on keep us awake at night.  i came across this recipe on pinterest, had all of the ingredients and decided to give it a try.  friends, it works.  every time.  when my boys have a cough, i put this on their feet at night, covered with socks, and they are always able to sleep through the night cough free! it is good for daytime use too. 

HOMEMADE "VAPORUB"
  • 5 tbsp. extra-virgin coconut oil (a natural anti-viral)
  • 1 tbsp. sweet almond oil (you could use safflower, olive, etc. if you want)
  • 2 tbsp. beeswax
  • 10 drops tea tree essential oil (also a natural anti-viral
  • 20 drops rosemary essential oil (aids breathing)
in a small pan, melt the coconut oil and sweet almond oil.  add the beeswax, chopped up (or in granules) and stir until melted.  add the essential oils and stir to combine.  pour into a 4 oz. glass jar and allow to cool.  store at room temperature to make it easier to spread on little feet.