Especially popular over the winter months, it is always a good idea to have a chest rub handy. If you are looking for a natural alternative to traditional vapour rubs, I have found some options for you!
Last week I wrote a whole blog post on my top 10 natural alternatives to 'those' products. It was so well received that this week I decided to write another natural alternatives post all about chest rubs! These are a wonderful addition to the family medicine cabinet and and can feel warm and soothing on the chest.
All of these are free from Petrolatum Jelly, and instead use natural ingredients such Beeswax or Shea Butter.
Little Innoscents Organic Winter Blues Balm
Made with Australian Certified Organic ingredients including Wintergreen, Peppermint, Lemon and Eucalyptus, this Little Innoscents Organic Winter Blues Balm is perfect for kids of all ages! Blended with essential oils including Rosemary, Jojoba and Sunflower, this chest rub both warming and hydrating for the skin with an uplifting and clearing scent. To use, apply a thick layer of this to babies chest. You can even use this rub as an uplifting overnight foot treat. Simply rub into the soles of your feet and cover with thick socks.
PURE Papaya Care Vapour Balm
Formulated with nourishing Coconut Oil and Shea Butter, the Australian made PURE by Phytocare Papaya Vapour Balm contains a blend of native Australian botanicals and essential oils including Eucalyptus, Tea Tree, Lemon Myrtle and Lavender. The soothing scent of the balm may help to relieve blocked stuffy noses due to sickness or allergies, and can be used by the whole family. This gentle formula also contains Paw Paw for softness on delicate skin. Perfect for relieving blocked, stuffy noses due to sickness or allergies. Gently massage a small amount onto the chest as well as pulse points such as wrists before bedtime or as necessary throughout the day.
Badger Aromatic Chest Rub
I'm a huge fan of Badger Balms and this Badger Aromatic Chest Rub. It is highly aromatic and can also be used as a steam inhalant. It is suitable for the whole family and is made with a natural blend of organic ingredients including Beeswax, Extra Virgin Olive Oil and Lavender. To use, rub directly onto your chest. For use as a steam inhalant, put half a teaspoon in a pot of hot water and inhale the steam.
Kiwiherb De-Stuff Rub
This is a Certified Organic rub, containing essential oils traditionally used in herbal medicine to assist in the relief of minor coughs. The Kiwiherb De-Stuff may help clear airways to ease stuffy congestion. It contains essential oils traditionally used in herbal medicine to assist with the relief of mucous congestion. It also includes thyme which is traditionally used in herbal medicine to help relieve cold symptoms.
Not to be used on children under 2 yrs of age. For external use only. Do not apply on broken skin or use on the face. Avoid contact with the eyes. Always read the label, consult your healthcare professional if symptoms persist.