Vapour Rub Natural make your own recipe

Make your own Vapour Rub with natural oils, chemical and petrolatum free

Vapour rub a natural vapour rub recipe using olus oil and pure essential oilsA great natural vapour rub that is really simple to make and uses 100% natural oils, instead of using commercially available petrolatum based vapour rub products. A natural decongestant formula of Peppermint, Eucalyptus, Rosemary and Cinnamon.

We harness Olus Oil as the petrolatum replacement in our natural vapour rub. Olus Oil, as well as being beautifully skin conditioning is 100% natural and has a comparable effect at stopping skin water loss as petrolatum.

The Ingredients to Create Your Own natural Vapour Rub

100 grams of Olus Oil
20 drops of Eucalyptus Essential Oil
20 drops of Peppermint Essential Oil
10 drops of Rosemary Essential Oil
10 drops of Cinnamon Essential Oil
2ml Vitamin E
1 Jar and Lid

The recipe, how to make your Vapour Rub

  1. Gently melt your Olus Oil, you can do this over a very low heat. If you have access to a double boiler, this makes things easier.
  2. When your Olus Oil has become liquid add your essential oils and stir completely to fully disperse your essential oils
  3. Allow to cool a few degrees and then add your Vitamin E (the vitamin E will ensure your essential oils remain fresh and your balm will happily store for 6 months without going rancid).
  4. Continue to cool your blends, the easiest way is to submerge your mixing bowl in a large bowl of cold water & ice cubes (care should be taken not to splash the water into your mix).
  5. When your Vapour Rub starts to thicken (as it cools) pour into your jar and place the lid on. 
  6. Place into a fridge to cool for 10 minutes.

There is no requirement to store your Vapour Rub in the fridge once it has cooled. Store in a cool dry place as per any conventional cosmetic product.

If you are making this recipe for Infants we advise you 1/2 the level of essential oils in the blend.

Always patch test your blend to ensure skin compatibility.

Where to buy the ingredients for your natural Vapour Rub

All of the ingredients are available from Naturallythinking.

Vapour Rub Recipe IngredientsOlus OIl
Eucalyptus Essential Oil
Peppermint Essential Oil
Rosemary Essential Oil
Cinnamon Essential Oil
100ml Plastic Jar
70mm Closure


Not Got Time to make your own?, you can buy our wonderful Vapour Rub online with the link below

Made with 100% natural ingredients and enhanced with Olus Oil. The rub has a beautiful and refreshing scent with menthol and a combination of pure aromatherapy essential oils. Packaged in an easy and light to carry 50ml aluminium jar, perfect for your pocket or handbag.

Find out more on Naturallythinking Vapour Rub, by downloading our flyer here

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