Most chest rubs on the market are made with petroleum jelly. Lots of studies have been done on petroleum products (such as paraffin candles) and they have determined that petroleum products can cause cancer, birth defects, headaches, nausea, and irritate allergies.
We have a long and complex digestive system so it can take a while for oral consumption to reach our blood stream. Not so with topical products (lotion, salve, soap, deodorant, makeup, hair color, nail polish, etc.). These products make their way to our blood stream almost immediately.
Our non-petroleum chest rub is filled with eucalyptus which is well known to improve respiratory conditions. Of all the essential oils, eucalyptus has been believed to be one of the most effective against a range of respiratory conditions, including chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), asthma, bronchitis, sinusitis, the common cold, cough or the flu.
Eucalyptus essential oil improves many respiratory conditions because it helps to stimulate your immune system, provide antioxidant protection and improve your respiratory circulation. Eucalyptus makes it feel easier to breathe when you’re feeling stuffed up and your nose is running because it activates your nose’s cold receptors, and it even works as a natural sore throat remedy. Plus, eucalyptus can help with sleeping when you are feeling congested and unable to breath.
Menthol oil is derived from mint plants, particularly the peppermint and spearmint varieties. It’s common as a topical analgesic and cooling agent to help relieve body pains like sore muscles, headaches, and arthritis. It’s also used in oral care products like toothpaste and mouthwash to freshen breath and soothe toothaches.
Menthol oil can also be used to help alleviate respiratory issues such as congestion and coughs. The menthol scent helps to open up airways, making it easier to breathe.
Rosemary essential oil is often touted as a miracle oil as it promises a wide array of benefits from treating respiratory infections to soothing an itchy scalp. It’s an antioxidant that helps fight free radicals roaming around the body.
The minty undertones of rosemary essential oil help open up clogged airways. Inhaling this soothing essential oil helps to relieve those suffering from sore throats, the flu, congestion, and allergies. Meanwhile, rosemary essential oil is considered an antiseptic, making it effective in fighting infections that cause illness. In addition, it may help protect against cancer and heart disease.
Extra Virgin Olive Oil is loaded with vitamins that our body needs. One of the main reasons is that its concentrated in compounds that help reduce inflammation and protect against cellular damage.
Olive oil contains more than 200 plant compounds, including carotenoids, sterols, and polyphenols like hydroxytyrosol (HT) and hydroxytyrosol acetate (HT-ac), which act as powerful antioxidants in the body.
Ingredients: Olive oil, beeswax, menthol crystals, eucalyptus & rosemary essential oils.
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