DIY Vapor Rub

DIY Vapor Rub

The idea behind 'Vaporub' is that the vapors will relieve nasal congestion and ease coughs. Sounds good, right? But if you read the label, it comes with a warning that says, "Contact Poison Control Centre immediately if accidentally ingested'. Poison control? The label also recommends rubbing it into at least 3 spots on your body, 3-4 times daily. That's right, rubbing in the potential poison concern, frequently and all over the place!  Now, call me crazy, but I'd rather make my own all-natural, nasal-decongesting, chest-soothing, cough-relieving Vapor Balm. 

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Calendula Infusion

Calendula Infusion

One of my favourite gifts to make is Healing Salves and the key ingredient is Calendula infused oil.  Calendula officinalis is an amazing medicinal plant with antiviral, anti-inflammatory and anti-microbial properties.  It is an incredible wound-healer and very soothing for dry or inflamed skin.  A must in an eczema cream and gentle enough for the most sensitive skin, even babies.

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