Organic Emily

Cough and Congestion Balm

Cough and Congestion Salve

Super simple to make, this powerful balm is just as good as any over the counter mentholated topical ointment, except better and more natural. The recipe makes 4 (2-ounce) jars and can easily be doubled.  I like using Butterfly Express essential oils because they are high quality and very inexpensive. Be sure to keep in the fridge if storing for longer than 1 year.


12 tablespoons coconut oil
5 tablespoons cocoa butter
4 tablespoons beeswax pellets
40 drops peppermint essential oil
40 drops eucalyptus essential oil
20 drops basil essential oil
20 drops tea tree essential oil
20 drops thyme essential oil
20 drops lemon essential oil
20 drops rosemary essential oil

In a small sauce pan combine the coconut oil, cocoa butter and beeswax together, melting on very low heat. Once combined, add the essential oils and mix together. Pour into jars or tins and allow to cool and set up completely. Cap, label and date. Use as needed.

Emily Saddler

Emily is a Master Gardener, wife of a professional landscape contractor, homeschool mom of 7 awesome kids, yoga/pilates instructor, a clinical and master herbalist, licensed massage therapist and soon to be traditional naturopath. She is a very passionate advocate of organic home-grown food! Emily maintains a blog called “The Organic Suburban Farm Girl” where she shares gardening advice, delicious recipes made with fresh, organic ingredients, herbal and natural home care product recipes and loves teaching classes on gardening, plant identification and herbal remedy workshops. Check out the events and classes page for more info.

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