Calm a Stuffy Nose with a Resin Chest Rub for Kids

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This video is about how to use essential oils for a stuffy nose. This recipe is especially good for when kids feel sick—if they have the sniffles or a slight cough and you want to support them to feel better.

I’m making this blend in a 1 oz (30 ml) glass bottle, using jojoba wax as a base. Jojoba is often called an oil, but it’s actually a liquid wax. It makes a great base for essential oil blends, because it’s very gentle and nourishing for skin, and it doesn’t have much aroma—it lets the scent of the essential oils shine through.

Here’s the recipe:

1 oz (30 ml) jojoba (Simmondsia chinensis) (1:18)
2 drops Elemi essential oil (Canarium luzonicum) (2:09)
1 drop Frankincense essential oil (Boswellia carterii) (2:48)
1 drop Myrrh essential oil (Commiphora myrrha) (3:15)
2 drops Cedarwood essential oil (Juniperus virginiana) (3:37)

Close the bottle, shake it gently, and then you can use the blend for kids who are at least five or six years old. Massage it into their upper chests and upper back to help break up congestion so they can breathe more easily.

This blend includes three essential oils distilled from resins: Elemi, Frankincense, and Myrrh. Essential oils distilled from resins are very supportive of the respiratory system, and are also gentle for skin. It also includes Cedarwood, one of my very favorite essential oils to use for kids! Cedarwood encourages clear breathing, and has a soft, soothing aroma that kids love.

There are several kinds of Cedarwood essential oil. I’m using Juniperus virginiana, but Cedrus atlantica would be a great choice, as well.

Enjoy your blend!

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