DIY Chest Rub to Relieve Common Cold Symptoms

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This chest rub is perfect for clearing up respiratory issues with the ingredients peppermint and eucalyptus oil.

In The Essential Step-by-Step Guide to Acupressure with Aromatherapy: Relief for 64 Common Health Conditions, Karin Parramore provides detailed instructions on using acupressure treatment to stimulate the body’s ability to heal naturally. With step-by-step instructions and detailed photos, readers can easily manage daily symptoms naturally and begin living their best life in no time. The following excerpt is from Chapter 4, “Acupressure and Aromatherapy for Conditions.”

  1. Gently melt 1/4 cup (60 mL) of coconut oil and 1 tablespoon (15 mL) of shaved beeswax (beeswax pellets may be used) over low heat.
  2. Pour mixture into an empty jar to cool.
  3. After it has cooled but before it sets up, stir in 4 drops of thyme linalool, 8 drops of peppermint, 8 drops of eucalyptus, 4 drops of Hyssopus var. decumbens essential oils.
  4. Stir well to combine.
  5. After patch testing on the foot or elbow, apply to the chest as a rub, massaging in well, as needed. Be sure to introduce this slowly in small amounts.

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Courtesy of The Essential Step-by-Step Guide to Acupressure with Aromatherapy by Karin Parramore, LAC, CH, © 2016 Reprinted with permission. Available where books are sold. Image credit: Kacey Baxter.

Karin Parramore, LA C, CH, has been interested in herbal medicine her entire life. She has been a practicing aromatherapist since 2002 and obtained her degree in Chinese Medicine a few years later. She has her own clinic and teaches at her alma mater, the National College of Natural Medicine and East West College of the Healing Arts.

Karin’s book, The Essential Step-by-Step Guide to Acupressure with Aromatherapy Treatments, teaches you everything you need to know about acupressure and how aromatherapy can complement acupressure and enhance your health. Karin resides in Portland, Oregon.

  • Updated on Jan 10, 2022
  • Originally Published on Jul 11, 2018
Tagged with: Acupressure, aromatherapy, EO, eucalyptus
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