A stuffy nose can make life hell. The nasal congestion makes breathing difficult and you want reach for that decongestion oil that is liquid vicks for quick relief. The condition is worst at nights and you actually spend sleepless nights. Store bought liquid vicks is hazardous to health as they contain crude oil and turpentine which are toxic and can prove to be fatal for children. The greaseless formula contains formaldehyde releasing substances and cancer causing substances both of which are health hazards. So instead of risking your health it is better to prepare decongestion oil at home. Mentioned below are two recipes for the preparation of this oil at home.
Recipe Using Coconut Oil, Capuacu Butter, Camphor, Menthol And Peppermint Essential Oils:
1 tablespoon of coconut oil, 1 tablespoon of capuacu butter, 15 drops of camphor essential oil, 30 drops of menthol essential oil and 5 drops of peppermint oil. The essential oils basically help in giving relief from the nasal congestion. The peppermint oil has a soothing effect on the chest
In a bowl take the coconut oil and the capuacu butter and mix well by breaking the mixture well with fingers. Now add the essential oils and mix well to form the decongestion oil. Pour the mixture in a bottle and store it. Use it as and when required.
Recipe Using Beeswax, Shea Butter, Coconut Oil, Rosemary, Lemon And Eucalyptus Essential Oils:
4 teaspoons of beeswax,3 tablespoons of shea butter,6 tablespoons of coconut oil,20 drops of lemon, rosemary and eucalyptus essential oil respectively. The essentials oils are responsible for giving relief from the nasal congestion and they also have anti microbial properties which is useful for warding off the infection.
In a bowl add the beeswax, shea butter and the coconut oil and mix well with the help of your fingers. Add the essential oils and mix once again. Now pour the decongestion oil in a bottle and use as and when required.
Next time when you are attacked by cold and nasal congestion remember to use homemade decongestion liquid which gives relief from nasal congestion and is not harmful like the market brands.