Menthol Chest Rub
Did you ever experience skin irritation or any weird reactions from using Vicks vapor rub? I bet you didn't ever think about the ingredients that make up this stuff.. Camphor oil is a common menthol component used in Vicks. However, camphor is also highly toxic (and even more so for young children). Eating or drinking as little as five milliliters of camphor oil can be fatal. Applying it to the skin can cause irritations. Inhaling the vapors directly can cause inflammation of the nasal passages, creating more congestion in the long run...
That cooling sensation only tricks your brain into thinking you've got more airflow coming in, giving you the illusion of breathing easier.
One thing they did get right though, is the Eucalyptus oil - although it isn't 100% pure essential oil.. they had the right idea. Eucalyptus is a natural decongestant and relieves respiratory/bronchial/nasal issues. Mother Nature truly knows best.
Our 2oz. PLANT BASED Chest Rub contains a blend of Eucalyptus, Marjoram, Lavender, & more.. to soothe and clear the respiratory system, sinus cavities, and nasal passages. Made with shea butter and coconut oil to keep skin moisturized during the healing process.