Sneezing, coughing, runny nose, scratchy throat…. it comes with the change of the weather and it hit this house last week, did you get it too?? No fun!

What do you do to kick out sickness? Some rely on old-time remedies like elderberry syrup, fire cider, raw garlic, onion socks or modern remedies like knocking back piles of Vitamin C and diffusing eucalyptus, probiotics… or a good hard hit of Dristan and NeoCitran?

One of my favorites is this herbal chest & foot rub with reliable Essential Oils, so this healthy alternative to the commercial vapor rub we all know (and love or HATE) is not only more effective, but it won’t burn your face off! 

My kids have come to love a good back and chest rub with this stuff and it brings medicinal relief that I can feel good about- with zero guilt. It’s safe for young children and babies (under 6 months please dilute 1:1 with any organic oil) and of course effective for adults.

Detailed directions:
For all ages: Before bed, wash feet to open up the pores of the skin and dry well, rub Breathe Easy Butter into soles of feet and between toes. Put on clean socks and enjoy healing sleep. Massage into chest and upper back area and ear tubes (behind/under ear, down sides of neck).
Adults and older children (10+) can also apply generously to chest, throat and a dab on temples and under nose as needed.

Breathe-Easy Butter’s primary constituent is an uncommon essential oil we often don’t hear about: Ravintsara oil (cinnamomum camphora). It’s helpful for clearing out the respiratory passages, making it easier to breathe with less nasal and lung congestion.

It’s safer than eucalyptus for young children, nonirritant, antibacterial, anti-infectious, antispasmodic, antiviral, expectorant, immune stimulant, antitussive, bronchodilatory, mucolytic, anti-inflammatory and safe nerve tonic traditionally used to improve lung function. Phew… It’s so gentle and smells incredible, like a very mild eucalyptus. Eucalyptus and camphor oil (in the commercial vapor rub) are too strong to use on children, toxic in large amounts and have that offensive medicinal smell that’s burned in our entire generation’s noses..

Breathe-Easy Butter relies on a blend of essential oils that work in tandem to boost the immune system. The oils such as Lavender, Tea Tree, Oregano, Sage, Lemon and a few others (nothing strong or toxic! message us with any allergies to ask if you can use it). It’s made in a base of pure olive oil and beeswax, with some frankincense-infused organic coconut oil along with the healing powers of evergreen-infused oil. Frankincense is an ancient remedy to cleanse, repair and heal cells and membranes… and smells other-worldly.

You can buy it HERE on the website or locally at Bowman’s Pharmasave (on Regent St), The Oromocto Galleria (Oromocto) and Whimsy (Fredericton). Go pick up a jar and start slathering! Then send us a love note on the product page 😉

Happy Winter!
-Kelli