Hi everyone! In this post, I will be showing you how to make a Homemade Vicks Vapor Rub For Your Little One.

Vicks Vapor Rub is a popular brand of topical rub for relieving congestion and chest tightness. It is used for the temporary relief of colds, coughs, and sore throat. The product is sold in various forms such as a liquid vaporizer, as an ointment, or as a nasal inhalant.

Vicks Vapor Rub was created by pharmacist Lunsford Richardson in 1894 in Memphis, Tennessee.

It is most commonly recommended to be applied to the chest and throat area to relieve congestion caused by colds or allergies. The product has also been used topically on the feet to relieve foot pain associated with diabetes mellitus.

The active ingredients are menthol (2%–10%), camphor (1%–5%), eucalyptus. However, it is not suitable for kids.

Vicks Vapor Rub contains camphor and menthol which can be harmful if consumed in large quantities. Vicks Vapor Rub is also not suitable for kids because it can cause a number of side effects including seizures, hallucinations, drowsiness and even coma.

Homemade Vicks Vapor Rub

So, in this blog post I will show you how to make tour own homemade Vicks vapor rub that you can use for your kids. It is easy to make and can be customized for a particular person.

The most common ingredients are like balms where we need beeswax and oils.

There are many benefits of making your own homemade Vicks vapor rub.

homemade vicks vapor rub

You know exactly what is in it, it’s cheaper than buying one from the store, they can be customized with your favourite oils and essential oils.

The Benefit Of Each Ingredients

1. Virgin coconut oils

Virgin coconut oil is a natural product that does not contain any chemicals, so it is safe for use on skin.

Virgin coconut oil offers many benefits for skin. It has anti-inflammatory properties that help heal wounds and cuts. It also has antimicrobial properties that can fight acne-causing bacteria. Virgin coconut oil also contains antioxidant properties which help protect the skin from free radicals and toxins in the environment.

The popularity of virgin coconut oil has increased because of its many benefits for skin, such as moisturizing, regenerating, and protecting the skin against free radicals and toxins in the environment. It is also anti fungal and suitable to fight infection.

The best part is virgin coconut oil is clear oil, so it will produce white color balm and almost looks like a Vicks vapor rub.

2. Beeswax

The benefits of using beeswax are that it will give your skin a healthy glow, it will make your skin feel soft, and it will help to moisturize your dry skin.

Beeswax is a great option for those who want to stay away from harsh chemicals in their skincare products. It also form a protection layer on the skin.

3. Sniffle stopper

Sniffle Stopper is great for helping your child breathe easier when they’re congested or coming down with a cold. Just diffuse a few drops or dilute it then apply it to their chest and under their nose.

Specifically formulated for children ages 2-10. This synergy contains pure essential oils of Fir Needle, Rosalina, Spruce, Cypress, Spearmint, and Cedarwood Virginian.

If you don’t have Sniffle Stopper, you can use combination of spearmint and fir needle and use at 0.5g each similar like the recipe which I use 1g of the sniffle stopper.

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Homemade vicks vapor rub

I’m going to show you how you can make Homemade Vicks Vapor Rub for your kids in a few minutes. Get the ingredients and tools ready and see how easy it is to make these Homemade balm like Vicks Vapor rub at home.

The Ingredients

Let’s see what the ingredients are. You can simply click the link to buy from Amazon for international buyers or Shopee for Malaysian buyers:




How To Make

Virgin Coconut Oil 20.5 g

Beeswax 3.5 g 

Sniffle Stopper Plant Therapy 1 g

1. The first step is by using a scale measure all the ingredients in gram.

2. The second step is pour beeswax and virgin coconut oil in one beaker.

3. Heat the beaker using double boiler method on a pan or electrical heater.

3. After melt, add the sniffle stopper and mix well.

4. Pour the mixture into aluminum container and wait it harden.

5. Your homemade Vicks vapor rub for kids is done!

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Have a great day!


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