How to Make Homemade Vapor Cream [+ doTERRA Breathe Review and Giveaway]

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I’ve really been enjoying using essential oils now for the past few months. I find myself thinking of different uses for them all the time.  The perfect opportunity came up this past month to put them to the test…….sickness. Everyone in my house came down with a cold (but me), so I whipped up some homemade vapor rub with a bottle of doTERRA’s Breathe Essential Oil Blend that I received to review. It came out awesome, so I want to share with you how I did it!

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How to Make Homemade Vapor Cream

It’s so incredibly easy that you’ll never get the store bought stuff again! Here’s how it’s done:

1. Find a small container to use – I used an empty Earth’s Best Glass Baby Food Jar that I had received from being an Earth’s Best Blogger. It’s a 4 oz. jar – the perfect size for my homemade vapor cream!

2. Fill your container with your carrier oil of choice – I used coconut oil.

3. Add your essential oils – If using on children over 6, you’ll want a 1% dilution (about 5 drops per ounce of coconut oil), or a 2% dilution if using on adults only (about 10 drops per ounce). I added 20 drops of doTERRA’s Breathe Essential Oil Blend. (5 drops X 4 oz.). doTERRA’s Breathe contains a mixture of laurel leaf, peppermint, eucalyptus, tea tree, lemon and ravensara. Alternatively, you can use any combination of individual essential oils like peppermint and eucalyptus.

4. Mix it and use it – Thoroughly blend your essential oils into your coconut oil. Store in your jar with a lid and use as needed by rubbing it on chests and feet to help breathing, coughs, and congestion during colds.

doTERRA Breathe

This essential oil blend contains laurel leaf, peppermint, eucalyptus, tea tree, lemon and ravensara – all considered to be helpful to open airways and give relief to many respiratory problems – common colds, congestion, allergies, bronchitis, etc. All doTERRA essential oils are 100% pure CPTG Certified Pure Therapeutic Grade® essential oils and are extracted using low heat steam distillation (in most cases). Breathe is safe to take topically (like in my homemade vapor cream), and aromatically (you can smell it straight from the bottle, add a few drops to a handkerchief, or use in a diffuser).

Because Breathe contains peppermint, do not use on children under 6. 

We used Breathe in my homemade vapor cream this past month when everyone was sick with colds. It smells amazingly minty and really helped to open up congested noses before bed when rubbed on the chest. Next time anyone’s sick, I’d like to get a diffuser and try it in that, as well.

Do you use essential oils when you’re sick? You should definitely try my homemade vapor cream! Worked really great!


Buy it

You can purchase doTERRA’s Breathe Essential Oil Blend, like the one I reviewed, on the My Natural Family website for $24.49.


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One lucky According to Jenny reader is going to win a bottle of doTERRA Breathe provided by My Natural Family! You can find more giveaways for Breathe here!

Enter below using the rafflecopter form. The first entry is mandatory and then the rest of the entries are optional, but will greatly increase your chances of winning! You can view my official giveaway rules here. Good Luck!

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Winner: Leann L.

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The product I reviewed and the giveaway prize was provided by My Natural Family and will be shipped to the winner by My Natural Family.  All opinions expressed are my honest opinions based on my personal experiences.  If you own a blog and would like to run a giveaway like this, check out their blogger programThe information in this post is for educational purposes only. It is not a substitute for professional medical advice. Please consult your health practitioner to discuss your questions concerning the use of essential oils.

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  1. Colleen Maurina says:

    I am just starting to learn about essential oils and doTERRA and all the benefits of them. Would love to give this a try!

  2. Sarah Hull says:

    I have a few doTERRA oils and love them! I haven’t tried any of the blends yet though. Thanks for the vapor recipe too! Super helpful to know the ratio of oils to carrier oil.

  3. I haven’t tried doTERRA oils but I have been using lavender oil for years with a lot of success.

  4. Susan McIntyre says:

    I love essential oils, they can do so much more than people know.
    It helps a lot with my allergies, asthma ans nasal polyps, and infection!!

  5. I just got a bottle of doTerra Balance and love it. I’d love to try Breathe!

  6. I’m just starting to delve into using more essential oils myself. I am a huge fan of the doTERRA past tense. It’s my favorite smell, ever.

  7. Crystal Rose says:

    I love my homemade vapor rub, having a premade blend would help a lot though.

  8. Aimee P. says:

    I used breathe the last time my two kids were sick with head colds and it cleared them up quickly. It was to the point that my 20 month old was asking for it to be put on his chest.

  9. Emily Mahr says:

    I love essential oils – I’d really like to try this one to help relieve my allergies.

  10. A homemade vapor rub! I love it! Vick’s always had a very chemical smell to me which always made me hesitant to use it on my kids. I love that I could use different oils as well. Great idea!

  11. Trini Trance says:

    When you say to use coconut oil in the vapor rub recipe, do you mean fractionated coconut oil or cooking oil (solid form)? Please tell me the brand you use. Thank You!

  12. When you say 5 drops per ounce coconut oil for children, is that 5 drops each if 2 different oils are used (e.g. peppermint and Eucalyptus)….or do you mean 5 drops total? Thank You!


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