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Ready for an awesome homemade chest rub for children? Good! I’m excited to share this recipe with you! In fact, I’ve made a goal to not only share these recipes online, but to bridge out into the REAL world (whoa, I know) and get people learning how to make their own stuff in my own home. Why? Because it’s empowering. It’s contagious. And it’s fun.

While there are a lot of things I enjoy about blogging for a living (read more about that here)… it’s far too easy to get sucked into isolation. And that’s not really healthy, is it?

So I asked some friends to join me in this DIY homemade chest rub experience. Of course life likes to keep things interesting. One friend lost her keys and couldn’t make it to my house. Another friend lost her way and missed the fun. And far too many just couldn’t make it for various reasons. So it was a fun party of TWO. My uber talented and beautiful friend Rachel showed up with her uber cute kids. We ate some yummy food, chatted, and then got to making vapor rub.

Good friends. Good eats.

Berry Lemonade (lemon juice, a few drops of lemon essential oil, strawberries, blueberries, filtered water, and a touch of raw sugar) and Peppermint Chocolate Cookies (I used this recipe, but substituted a ripe avocado for the sour cream, left out the chocolate chips, and added 2 – 3 drops of Peppermint Essential Oil) made for a delicious real food treat:

Homemade vapor rub recipe for children. So easy to make, and super effective.

We were able to grab a quick pic with the babes while the other kids ran around.

Homemade vapor rub recipe for children. So easy to make, and super effective.

It’s always more fun making things with friends. I’m sure you’ll be seeing more smiling DIYers here in the coming months.

The Ingredients

You already know how much I love coconut oil and shea butter as a transport for oily goodness. But this group of oils really help keep keep the respiratory system healthy.

Eucalyptus Radiata
Melaleuca Alternifolia
Peppermint
Lemon
Thieves Blend
RC
Peace & Calming

You can get my favorite essential oils (and the only ones I recommend) at wholesale prices here.

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