Homemade Vicks Rub

We’ve officially hit winter in October here in manchester and me and adam have been crazy ill. I’m talking the mother of all colds.

I was merrily off to buy some Vicks when I started thinking about how it always leaves my skin red and rashy and is full of nasties, so I decided I’d have a go at making my own. The recipe and method is the same as the body butter in the personal health section on this blog (can’t work out how to link it), but changing the essential oils to create a menthol aroma.

Follow the instructions for my body butter and replace those essential oils with:

– eucalyptus
– tee tree
– lavender
– peppermint

And any other menthol solutions you can think of!

Make sure you only add 3-5 drops of each oil and decrease no. drops if you add more oils to the mix!

This solution has lasted over 2 weeks in an airtight jar and not lost its aroma but my body butter has been around since august and still going strong so I think the mixture will easily keep through the winter cold season.

Also to help decongest ion add boiling water to a cup and add a few drops of the above essential oils and breath in the steam. Get well soon :)!