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This is the time of year, especially in the South, where the changes back and forth from blazing hot to icy cold bring on all manner of respiratory ills. Try this DIY Vapor Rub to soothe those stuffed up noses. Safe and effective!

Peppermint Eucalyptus Vapor Rub

1/4 cup Coconut Oil
1/4 cup Olive Oil
1 heaping TBSP Beeswax
30 drops Eucalyptus essential oil
20 drops Peppermint essential oil
15 drops Rosemary Essential Oil

Fill a medium sized pot 1/2 way full with water.
Place a glass pyrex bowl with a spout in the water and add your coconut oil, olive oil and beeswax.

Once beeswax is melted remove double boiler from heat and add essential oils.

While the mixture is still liquid pour in a 4 ounce jar.

Allow to cool.


(Graphic and recipe courtesy of Meredith Sears Brantley at The Mix.)

More DIY Gifting

I know you were super-excited by the DIY gifting ideas yesterday, so here’s another!

Lavender Peppermint Scrub is a perfect way to share oils with friends!

Mix well 1 cup white sugar, 1/2 cup organic coconut oil, 4 drops Lavender essential oil, and 2 drops Peppermint essential oil. Spoon into jars and decorate with ribbon and a tag. Make sure to make enough for yourself!

Don’t have any oils? Start your journey at

(Graphic and recipe courtesy of Meredith Sears Brantley at The Mix.)

DIY Gifting

Here’s a great do-it-yourself gift idea when you need a little something for stocking stuffers, coworkers or last-minute hostess gifts. Tie on a ribbon and a little ornament and there you have it!

Basic Spray

4 oz glass bottle
2 oz distilled water
2 oz witch hazel

Pumpkin Spice Room Spray

Basic spray, plus:

8 drops Cinnamon
6 drops Nutmeg
6 drops Clove
3 drops Orange
2 drops Cardamom

Apple Pie Room Spray

Basic spray, plus:

8 drops Clove
8 drops Cinnamon bark
8 drops Ginger
3 drops Nutmeg

Autumn Walk Room Spray

Basic spray, plus:

10 drops Orange
5 drops Patchouli
3 drops Cinnamon
2 drop Ginger

(Recipes courtesy of Meredith Sears Brantley at The Mix.)

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Immunity Booster


massage into neck; apply on feet every night

+ 10 drops Thieves
+ 10 drops Purification
+ 10 drops Lemon
+ fill with coconut oil

Headache Buster


apply to temples and back of neck at first sign of headache

+ 10 drops Frankincense
+ 10 drops Lavender
+ 10 drops Peppermint
+ fill with coconut oil