This DIY Chest Rub recipe is one you will want to make to have on hand at all times. Use it before a workout, during the winter months, or before taking a flight. It can also be applied to your little one’s chest just before bedtime to promote a restful night’s sleep.

Each ingredient is in the mixture for a specific reason. The ravintsara in this recipe has an uplifting eucalyptus/camphor aroma, which supports the respiratory system and brings cooling relief. Studies show that lavender promotes a restful night’s sleep. Frankincense has been shown to be good for the skin, as well as aromatically pleasing. Beeswax is included in this recipe to help solidify the balm.

DIY Chest Rub


3 tablespoons beeswax pellets

1/3 cup organic coconut oil (non-fractionated)

20 drops ravintsara essential oil

10 drops lavender essential oil

8 drops frankincense essential oil


  1. Place beeswax and coconut oil in a double boiler over low heat. Stir frequently just until melted.
  2. Allow the mixture to cool slightly, then carefully add essential oils while stirring gently. If the mixture starts to solidify, simply warm the saucepan over low heat until the mixture becomes liquid again.
  3. Now, carefully pour the mixture into a glass jar and allow it to solidify overnight. You can speed up this process by placing the jar in the refrigerator for a few hours. Once solid, store your chest rub at room temperature.

How to Use

Apply chest rub liberally and enjoy the refreshing aroma. Apply as often as needed. Avoid applying to any broken skin.

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