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Trust in the Lord with all your heart do not depend on your own understanding. Seek his will in all you do, and he will show you which path to take.
Proverbs 3:5-6

Tuesday, September 3, 2013

Cold & Cough Chest Salve

I've made this stuff for years and it really works!  

We use Cold/Cough Chest Salve on the bottoms of our feet, upper lip, neck and chest when we feel like we might be coming down with something and most times we can knock it out overnight before it becomes anything!  YAY!  

It will help to clear sinuses...you can rub right over the bridge of your nose.

Runny, yucky, icky nose...bottoms of feet and upper lip.

Sore throat...just rub down side of the neck

It really does knock out a cough...rub liberally on chest area and upper lip!!

Sometimes we don't catch it quick enough and we do get sick...but this sure relieves the symptoms and helps us sleep better.  

I decided to use Rebecca's salve recipe from Camp Wander this time.  I love the coconut oil and olive oil in this instead of the dreaded vegetable oil that I used to use...Oh my!!  (What was I thinking?)

This batch is a little bit softer than I normally like...so I will probably add more beeswax next time.
(I did already increase to 5 T).  It will still work, though! :)
1 cup extra virgin olive oil
1 cup virgin coconut oil
5 T. beeswax
40 drops peppermint essential oil
40 drops eucalyptus essential oil
40 drops lemon essential oil
40 drops melaleuca essential oil
10 drops Shield essential oil blend (clove, cinnamon, lemon, eucalyptus, rosemary)

I use a double boiler and add the oils and beeswax.  Set it on a medium-low heat to melt the beeswax.  Once melted I take it off the burner, move the double boiler to sit in an empty pan and add the essential oils.  Stir and then pour.

This makes approximately 4 - 4 oz. jars of salve.

Uses for Peppermint include:
asthma, bacterial infections, fever, flu, MRSA, sinusitis, throat infections, bronchitis.

analgesic (for pain), antibacterial, antiseptic, antispasmodic, antiviral

Uses include: asthma, bronchitis, congestion, coughs, expectorant, fever, flu, pneumonia, respiratory viruses, sinusitis, hay fever

analgesic, antibacterial, anticatarrhal (inflammation of mucous membranes) anti-infectious, anti-inflammatory, antiviral, expectorant

Uses include: colds, dry throat, fever, flu, throat infection, tonsillitis, asthma, MRSA

antiseptic, antifungal, antiviral, antioxidant

Uses include: allergies, bacterial infections, bronchitis, colds, coughs, ear infection, earache, flu, MRSA, sore throat, staph infection, tonsillitis, viral infections

analgesic, antibacterial, antifungal, anti-infectious, anti-inflammatory, antioxidant, antiparasitic, antiseptic, antiviral, decongestant, expectorant, immune stimulant

Uses include: bacterial infections, breathing, stimulates the immune system, infection, pneumonia, viral infections, fever, fungal infections, bronchitis, flu, sinusitis, cholera

analgesic, antibacterial, anticatarrhal, antifungal, anti-infectious, antioxidant, expectorant, antimicrobial, antiparasitic, antiseptic, anti-spasmodic, antiviral, immune stimulant
 source:  Modern Essentials, 4th Edition

All of these essential oils can be purchased at Spark Naturals!
Use code "sonshine" for a 10% discount.

Make some up...you'll be glad you did!!  I'd love for you to come back and comment once you've made it!  Let me know what you think and let others know, too!

And, if you don't have all the ingredients, you can purchase Cold/Cough Chest Salve via paypal through Sonshine Botanicals rather than making it yourself.

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  1. Please make do Pinterest! These are awesome. Love your blog!

    1. Thank you very much! I will pin this post to pinterest. I think that's what you're asking??

  2. What can I use in place of the shield blend as I can't find it here in the UK?

    1. Hi Jen, the salve works just as well without it. If you have cinnamon or clove you can use those instead--5 drops each. If not, then I would increase the peppermint and eucalyptus each by 5 drops.


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