6 Vapour Chest Rubs that are all natural!
It’s winter and time when the lurgies and germs abound.
Vapour or chest rubs are often used to help relieve symptoms of coughs, colds and flu. However, did you know that the leading vapour rubs on the market contains several toxic ingredients?
Petroleum can be problematic for a number of reasons. It’s one ingredient I steer clear of in skincare.
Camphor is a highly toxic poison and can cause serious problems if consumed. Turpentine oil, while a natural product, can burn the skin and cause respiratory problems.
There are some really great options out there though, so it’s easy to make the switch to something more natural. Here are some of the best!
♥ Chesty Rub by 123 Nourish Me
This Chesty Rub from Alisa and Danni at 123 Nourish Me is fresh and minty. It’s suitable for children over 6 months old and contains high quality organic ingredients and flower essences. Get it here.
♥ Baby Breathe Balm by Bubbles Organic
Bubbles Organics is an awesome Gold Coast based small business, owned by sisters, one of whom is an aromatherapist. Get it here.
♥ Chesty Calm Breathing Balm by My Gypsy Child
Cairns mum Sacha is seeing her organic baby range, My Gypsy Child going from strength to strength. Get it here.♥ Lhami Eucalyptus Balm
New South Wales natural new age mum, Natalie makes this Eucalyptus Balm as part of her natural skincare range, Lhami. Get it here.
This pharmacist formulated range is great for anyone with sensitive skin who reacts to skin care with lots of ingredients. Also in a Baby Vapour Rub version. Get them here.
♥ The Physic Garden Eucalyptus Rub
The Physic Garden make a huge range of balms and rubs and their Eucalyptus one is a best seller. Get it here.
I had to add one more because this one is just so good. It’s very safe and gentle for babies with just herbs and a teeny bit of lavender oil. They also make a De-stuff Rub for everyone else. Find them here.
So, there you have some fabulous alternatives to toxic vapour rub!! I also love supporting Aussie family businesses who are making a difference and have a real passion for health and wellbeing.
If you are handy and have some oils on hand at home, you could also try making your own chest rub.
What do you use at home for chest rub? Is it time to make the swap to something a bit more natural?
*Please always double-check any product or ingredient containing essential oils that you use on babies and toddlers. Here is the current safety information regarding peppermint oil and eucalyptus oil around children from a source I trust, Robert Tisserand.
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