With winter and flu season in full swing and the chilly air whizzing around us daily, coughs and congestion might be popping up around your home. It’s no fun when kids are feeling crummy and suffering from cold symptoms. That is why I have a great natural chest rub for you to whip up to have on hand when coughs come a knockin’! This All Natural Breathe Easy DIY Chest Rub For Kids has a combination of wonderful respiratory support essential oils that are perfect for kids and are a tremendous help when coughs/congestion arise. If you are looking for something natural to use on your child, look no further. Here is the perfect DIY chest rub recipe!
Please Note These Important Warnings: While this chest rub is fine for young children, it is not intended for those under 2 years of age. Additionally, this chest rub is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease. Please see your doctor about any health concerns. Seek medical help immediately if you or your child experience any trouble breathing. The statements in this article have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration.
Recipe For Eucalyptus DIY Chest Rub for Kids
DIY Chest Rub Natural Ingredients And Supplies Needed:
- Small Plastic or Glass Jar with Lid
- Organic Coconut Oil (may used melted shea butter or organic olive oil as a substitute)
- Small Mixing Bowl
- Young Living Pine Essential Oil (not recommended for pregnant or breastfeeding women but tea tree essential oil makes a good substitute)
- Peppermint Essential Oil
- Young Living Eucalyptus Essential Oil
That’s it! All wholesome ingredients. No artificial colors and no artificial fragrances. The essential oils of eucalyptus not only smell great but they do wonders for clearing nasal passages, at least for a while.
How To Make All Natural Eucalyptus DIY Chest Rub:
First grab all your supplies and head to the kitchen. Grab your coconut oil and measure out 1/2 a cup. Place that in the bowl. Now, the next part is a little tedious but it must be done…take your fork and whip your coconut oil. You want the final consistency to be fluffy. You can more than certainly grab your electric mixer and whip the coconut oil that way but I find that it doesn’t take that long to do it with a fork. *If you do choose to use your mixer, keep it on a low speed so it doesn’t splash all over.
Once your coconut oil is whipped nicely and has that light fluffy consistency, it’s time to add your essential oils. Drop 15 drops of eucalyptus essential oil and 3 drops of pine and peppermint essential oil right on top of the coconut oil. Fold in the essential oils and place in your jar. The consistency of the coconut oil mixture should stay fluffy if you keep it in a cool place. *If it does get warm and turn into a liquid, no worries! It works the same.
Your Eucalyptus DIY chest rub is ready to use!
Chest Rub Uses And Benefits
This soothing chest rub is intended for external use only on adults and children ages 2 and up.
When you or your child (over 3 years of age) has a cough and or chest congestion, grab your chest rub and simply rub a small amount over the chest area. I also like to put a thick layer on the bottom of feet and then put on socks. This can be done a couple times a day.
Chest rub benefits include helping to temporarily relieve congestion with the soothing aroma of eucalyptus oil. This natural vapor rub can also serve as a cough suppressant temporarily relieving coughing symptoms associated with the common cold. I like to apply it to the feet where all the nerve endings are as well because these essential oils help to reduce pain and inflammation. I find it soothes minor muscle aches and has a calming, relaxing effect on the body.
Another way to use this all natural chest rub to put a spoonful in a pot of hot water. This allows the vapors to escape into the air and help clear nasal congestion without even having to touch the body. People with sensitive skin may find this is one of the best cold remedies for them.
Store this topical ointment for temporary congestion relief out of reach of children.
Printable Chest Rub Recipe
Try this simple DIY chest rub recipe out for these winter months this year. The essential oils do a lot to open up your sinuses and help you breathe easy.