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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 it's 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.