Homemade Vicks Rub with Essential Oils Using only 3 Ingredients

WHAT CAN YOU SUBSTITUTE FOR VICKS 
If you are like many, you will reach for a more natural option like my homemade essential oil rub, instead of Vicks. Works like a charm for a more sound sleep.

BENEFITS OF COCONUT OIL IN THE HOMEMADE VICKS RUB
Coconut oil is wonderful for your skin, so using it as a main ingredient in the homemade Vicks rub has its perks. Coconut oil can help reduce inflammation in the body, which is really nice for when you are sick. You will also find that coconut oil offers antibacterial properties, from the fatty acids within the oil.

HOW TO USE HOMEMADE VICKS RUB WITH ESSENTIAL OILS
One point I want to get across is children under 3 need to be checked up with a pediatrician before using this. For children 3 and up, you can apply a small amount to your hands and rub it to warm up. Then gently apply to chest, back, and bottoms of feet, and behind the knees.

I find these points on the body really help to open up your breathing and work all the mucus and junk out of your system.

WHY DO YOU PUT VICKS RUB WITH ESSENTIAL OILS ON FEET 
Pediatricians have said that the rub on the feet can help to dilate the blood vessels within, and the feet is a great point on the body. It can help relax and help soothe a harsh cough you might be experiencing from a cold or virus.

Give this recipe a try today and see how you like it. We have been using it for a few years now, and it works for young and old every time!