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Vapor Rub Lotion Bar

Updated: Apr 25, 2020

It’s flu season…

I couldn’t remember the last time I got flu – ha, thanks to liquid chlorophyll. But I remember how annoying flu is – especially at night dan ga bisa tidur karena hidung mampet atau karena tenggorokan kering, gatal dan sakit kepala. I used to always keep a jar of vapor rub dari brand terkenal at home, just in case lagi flu atau sakit kepala, langsung deh oles-oles. Tapi seiring dengan memulai minimalist living dan less waste, saya bikin sendiri vapor rub lotion bar – it’s easy with only 3 ingredients to make!!


  • Digital scale

  • Glass beaker

  • Glass stirrer

  • Silicone mold

  • Double boiler


  • 18gr Beeswax

  • 18gr Cocoa Butter

  • 24gr Sunflower oil

  • 3gr Peppermint essential oil

  • 3gr Eucalyptus essential oil

  • A dash of Menthol crystals

How to Make

  1. Timbang semua bahan

  2. Lelehkan cocoa butter dan beeswax dalam glass beaker dengan menggunakan double boiler

  3. Setelah beeswax dan cocoa butter lelh, masukkan sunflower oil dan menthol crystal

  4. Aduk hingga rata

  5. Turunkan glass beaker dari api

  6. Tunggu 1menit, kemudian masukkan peppermint dan eucalyptus essential oil

  7. Aduk

  8. Tuang ke dalam silicone mold

  9. Leave it cool

  10. Unmold your lotion bar. They are ready to use

How to Use

Lotion bar ini solid at room temperature. Gunakan dengan cara dioles langsung ke area yang membutuhkan extra tender loving care dari lotion bar ini – biasanya di area dada dan punggung, atau telapak kaki sebelum tidur. Lotion bar akan melted ketika terkena panas tubuh. Atau, bias juga dengan “melelehkan” lotion bar di telapak tangan, kemudian baru diusap ke area tubuh yang lain.

Homemade Vapor Rub


Penggunaan essential oil harus mengikuti kaidah safety. I refer to essential oil safety guideline by Tisserand

You can always replace beeswax with other wax (candelilla wax or soy wax), but be careful karena those other waxes akan membuat lotion bar jadi lebih lembek

Feel free untuk substitute cocoa butter dengan butter lain. Again, ada kemungkinan lotion bar jadi lebih lembek

Lotion bar ini menggunakan eucalyptus dan peppermint oil yang tidak cocok untuk anak-anak. This recipe is ONLY for ADULTS.

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