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Vapor rub

Homemade Vapor Chest Rub

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  • Author: Dr. Josh Axe
  • Total Time: 5 minutes
  • Yield: 30 uses 1x


This homemade chest rub recipe really works and is completely natural! You can feel confident in what you are putting on your body. You only need five simple ingredients.


  • ¼ cup olive oil
  • ½ cup coconut oil
  • ¼ cup grated beeswax
  • 20 drops cedarwood essential oil
  • 20 drops eucalyptus essential oil
  • glass jar


  1. Pour the olive oil, coconut oil and beeswax into a jar.
  2. Place a saucepan with 2 inches of water over low heat.
  3. Place jar in saucepan and allow oils and beeswax to melt. Stir with wooden spoon to combine.
  4. Once combined, allow to cool and add in essential oils. Stir to combine.
  5. Pour mixture into metal tins or storage containers and allow to set.


For children over the age of 3, you can substitute peppermint oil for cedarwood oil.

  • Prep Time: 5 min
  • Category: Body care
  • Method: Mixing