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Breathe Easy Respiratory Salve + Kid-Safe Version

Relieve congestion with this DIY Breathe Easy Balm made with essential oils. The second recipe includes a Kid-Safe Respiratory Balm made with essential oils that can be used in these dilutions with children ages 3 and above.
Prep Time10 mins
Active Time20 mins
Cooling Time3 hrs
Total Time3 hrs 30 mins
Course: Aromatherapy
Cuisine: Wellness
Keyword: aromatherapy, essential oils, salve
Yield: 2 ounces
Author: Stephanie Gerber
Cost: $10


  • 2-ounce glass jar


Breathe Easy Respiratory Essential Oil Blend (adult only)

Kid-Safe Respiratory Essential Oil Blend (ages 3 and above)

To make a salve:


Instructions are the same for both essential oil blends.

  • Put a couple of inches of water in a saucepan or the bottom of a double boiler. Combine the carrier oil and beeswax in a glass bowl (placed over the saucepan) or in the top portion of a double boiler.
  • Heat over medium until the beeswax is melted. Stir to combine the oil and wax. Remove from the heat and place to the side.
  • Add the essential oils to a clean, sterilized 2-ounce glass jar.
  • Very carefully pour in the melted oil and wax mixture. Do not touch the hot oil.
  • Place the lid loosely over the mouth of the jar, and let it sit for 20–30 minutes. When the oil has cooled somewhat and is just starting to solidify, tighten and seal the lid. Then shake gently to mix everything together.
  • Let the salve sit (with the cap on) until completely cooled and hardened before using.


This salve can be stored in airtight container for up to 12 months.