Winter time frigid temperatures and wind bring sniffly noses, congestion, sore throat, and chapped lips and skin. Natural remedies made without synthetic scents or petroleum ingredients are such an important part of a healthy lifestyle. These recipes are super easy to make and so appreciated by everyone who uses them.

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All Natural Vapor Rub

An all natural alternative to petroleum based vapor rubs! Works a charm to relieve stuffy noses, congestion, and headaches.

• 1 oz melted beeswax
• 1 cup extra virgin olive oil, warmed
• 1 teaspoon eucalyptus essential oil
• 1 teaspoon camphor essential oil
• 1 teaspoon peppermint essential oil
• 20 drops rosemary essential oil
• 20 drops lavender essential oil

Melt the beeswax in a saucepan and stir in the olive oil. Take off the heat and stir in the essential oils. Pour into a Pyrex measuring cup, then into jars. The vapor rub can be applied under the nose, on the chest, behind the ears to relieve congestion and promote free breathing. Rub on at the base of the skull and on the temples to relieve headaches. Make sure to keep the vapor rub away from the eyes. For easy clean up, wipe out the saucepan immediately after pouring into the measuring cup with paper towels, then clean with dish soap.

Lemon Ginger Cough and Sore Throat Relief

Loaded with Vitamin C, antivirals, warming relief, and it’s tasty to boot!

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