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Homemade Vapor Rub

Homemade Vapor Rub Recipe

Making natural homemade vapor rub to replace the famous VapoRub® is simple and fun. Make this DIY vapor rub and you'll never buy it again!

Prep Time 15 minutes
Whipping Time 5 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Servings 4 ounces
Author Nina Nelson



  1. Using your mixer, whip the coconut oil and shea butter for about 30 seconds. Use your spatula to bring it all back into the middle of the bowl.

  2. Add the essential oils and whip it again for another minute, then use the spatula to bring it back into the middle of the bowl one more time.

  3. Whip for another minute, then scoop it into a jar with a secure lid. Be sure to label what you've made!


Store in a cool, dark place. My whipped butter recipes typically last for a few months - longer if you scoop it out with a clean utensil/hands.