As promised here is a chest rub perfect for soothing a cranky cough. Similar to a Vicks vapor rub just cleaned up and tweaked a bit.
1/2 cup olive or castor oil or coconut oil
2 tablespoons beeswax pellets
20 drops eucalyptus globulus
20 dropss peppermint
10 drops rosemary
10 drops lemon
Melt the olive/castor oil and beeswax in a double boiler or mason jar set in a pot of water. Let cool then stir in the essential oils using a wooden chopstick. Pour into jelly jars or metal tins. Pop in the fridge to firm up faster. Apply as needs soles of feet and chest.
For children, you need to dilute even further. Either set aside a container and only add a few drops to that container OR use this recipe and add a big scoop of coconut oil or castor oil before you apply it to their skin. The eucalyptus and peppermint could trigger a wheezing action in sensitive people so dilute, dilute, dilute.
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