Tis the season for sniffles, coughs and congestion. We take all precautions and measures to stay healthy but you never know when another child might sneeze in your child’s face or share a snotty toy. Germs just kind of spread whether you want them to or not! This all natural chest rub for children will help clear your child’s cough and congestion, even just a little stuffiness right on up. I would recommend making this natural chest decongestant this year before heading to the store and grabbing an over the counter jar. By making your own, you know exactly what you are rubbing on your child.
All Natural Chest Decongestant Rub Recipe
Supplies/Ingredients Needed for your Chest Rub:
- Organic Coconut Oil
- Shea Butter
- Eucalyptus Essential Oil
- Lavender Essential Oil
- Pine Essential Oil
- an 8 oz-10 oz Jar
- 1 C Measuring Cup and 1 TBSP Spoon
Directions for how to make your All Natural Chest Decongestant Rub for Children:
First let me say real quick that I am not a medically qualified professional and this content is not intended to be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment. Always seek the advice of your physician or other qualified health provider with any questions you may have regarding a medical condition.
Let me also say that essential oils are powerful and should be diluted as in this recipe and not applied directly to the skin of a child. Also for further safety, do not apply to or near the face of infants or children under ten (10) years of age.
Start by gathering your supplies and head to the kitchen counter. Take a 1 cup scoop of your coconut oil and place in a bowl or right into your jar. You will be whipping the ingredients together so if you need a bowl to do this, go ahead and grab one. *I whip this by hand since it’s a small amount but feel free to use a an electric mixer. Add in your 1 TBSP of Shea butter and start whipping. I just grab a fork and whip with that. If you are whipping by hand, you will need to whip it about 6-8 minutes. You want the consistency to be like that of frosting.
Once you have got a good consistency of the coconut oil and shea butter, add 4-5 drops of each essential oil.
(*I highly recommend using high quality essential oils. We use Young Living Essential Oils- here is my affiliate distributor link– because they are the highest quality essential oils available. Lots of essential oils aren’t pure and therefore might cause reactions to skin or just simply might not work! So please use a trusted brand with only the highest quality essential oils.)
Gently fold in your Eucalyptus, Lavender and Pine oils. Once everything is mixed together, transfer to your jar if you were using a separate bowl. It’s now ready to use! A little goes a long way so you will get many uses out of your jar.
Besides rubbing on the chest, this rub can be used on neck, shoulders and bottoms of feet. Have you ever tried an all natural chest decongestant rub before? I just love making my own natural remedies and this one works really well for our kiddos!