Brocante Vapour Rub

By alison July 2, 2008 12 Comments 1 Min Read

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One has a cold but one mustn’t moan. Even when my nose is so red it is making small children laugh out loud and the sun is cracking the flags

Never mind. Lets do something constructively puttery  instead. How about whipping up some of the BrocanteHome version of Vicks’ vapour rub?

INGREDIENTS

2oz Petroleum Jelly

6 Drops of Lavender Oil

6 Drops of Eucalyptus Oil

4 Drops of Camphor Oil

METHOD

Melt the jelly in a bain marie and stir in the aromatherapy oils. Decant into a pretty little vintage container (Tiny little pill boxes are ideal) and allow to set.

Breathe deeply now.

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12 Comments

  1. Gena says:

    Oh I could use some of that right now! am stuck indoors with a snuffly child who has kindly passed the lurgy on to her Mama xx

  2. Polly says:

    Once upon a time I had a menthol rub for babies and it really worked well. I don’t have baby age children anymore but I’ll bet your recipe would be safe enough for school age kids (which I have plenty of). Thank you, dear! Blessings… polly

  3. amy says:

    This is great but uh…what is a bain marie?

  4. mimi xxx says:

    Even when bunged up with a cold you still manage to come up with something utterly scrumptious to share with us! You are a star! Oh and Amy, a bain marie is in essence a bowl over a saucepan of hot water, like you melt chocolate. Bain marie sounds so much more glamorous though!

  5. mimi xxx says:

    Even when bunged up with a cold you still manage to come up with something utterly scrumptious to share with us! You are a star! Oh and Amy, a bain marie is in essence a bowl over a saucepan of hot water, like you melt chocolate. Bain marie sounds so much more glamorous though!

  6. Katherine says:

    Love it–I need to find camphor oil…

  7. Katherine says:

    Love it–I need to find camphor oil…

  8. Laura_Elsewhere says:

    That is lovely Alison and I hope it makes you feel better very soon!
    A bain-marie is used for heating-without-risking-boiling. You need a big saucepan filled with simmering water, and you float a small heatproof pot or bowl in it – it doesn't have to float completely but it MUST be not sitting flat on the bottom of the saucepan.
    I shall always regret not spendign the enormous sum of thirty quid on a long narrow copper basin, about 4" wide and 20" long, with 4 of its 5 beautiful porcelain lidded pots… designed to sit on the back of a cooker-hob so you can keep your hot sauces warm without them spoiling or curdling….
    why? Why did I not sell my sister and buy this beautiful copper bain-marie…
    laura

  9. Laura_Elsewhere says:

    That is lovely Alison and I hope it makes you feel better very soon!
    A bain-marie is used for heating-without-risking-boiling. You need a big saucepan filled with simmering water, and you float a small heatproof pot or bowl in it – it doesn't have to float completely but it MUST be not sitting flat on the bottom of the saucepan.
    I shall always regret not spendign the enormous sum of thirty quid on a long narrow copper basin, about 4" wide and 20" long, with 4 of its 5 beautiful porcelain lidded pots… designed to sit on the back of a cooker-hob so you can keep your hot sauces warm without them spoiling or curdling….
    why? Why did I not sell my sister and buy this beautiful copper bain-marie…
    laura

  10. Lynda says:

    drat: is that link there? must learn to tiny url. Go to Dinosaurs and Robots… it's the Paul Smith Radio, featued 1st July.

  11. This couldn't have come at a better time. I don't have the camphor oil but I *do* have the other ingredients. My daughter is all sniffly at night and I can't find the vicks to rub under her poor nose.
    Thanks 🙂

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