DIY Essential Oil Immune Support Foot Rub

With the changing weather and spending more time indoors, it’s that time of year when it seems like everyone is getting sick.

a cough here

a sneeze there

feeling sluggish and worn out

No thank you!  I think I’ll pass.

 

To keep my family feeling great and boost our immune systems, we make an extra effort to eat right, sleep well, and not get overly stressed this time of year.

Here are a few ways we use essential oils to help support our immune systems so that they can fight off any colds, coughs, and bugs that may come our way:

  • get a great nights sleep by diffusing calming essential oils (recipes here), using these sleep sprays (recipes here), or boosting our magnesium levels for calm & restful sleep (recipe here)
  • keep our home clean with this homemade Lysol disinfecting spray (recipe here) and these kitchen & bath cleaning wipes (recipe here)
  • stay calm and reduce stress as much as possible with these relaxing diffuser blends (recipes here), this Chill Out relaxation rub (recipe here), stress-busting roller bottle blends (recipes here) and inhalers (recipes here), and calming essential oil baths (recipes here)
  • support our immune systems with this foot rub (recipe below), roller bottle blends and diffusing (recipes here)
  • and keep our respiratory system working well with homemade shower steamers (recipe here), clear breathing diffuser blends (recipes here), and all-natural homemade vapor rub (recipe here)

 

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What you need to make essential oil immune support foot rub

coconut oil (find my favorite here)

olive oil

beeswax (I get mine here)

essential oils:  lemon essential oil (Citrus limon), frankincense essential oil (Boswellia carterii), tea tree essential oil (Melaleuca alternifolia), eucalyptus essential oil (Eucalyptus radiata), cinnamon essential oil (Cinnamomum zeylanicum), and  rosemary essential oil (Rosmarinus officinalis)

4 oz tin jars (buy here)  OR adorable 2 oz glass mason jars (buy here)

wooden sticks for stirring (find them here)

heat-safe glass measuring cup or bowl (like these)

optional for decoration: Modge Podge (buy here) and scrapbook paper (buy here)

 

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How to make essential oil immune-boosting foot rub

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step 1:  Add 2 tablespoons of beeswax pellets to a heat-safe glass bowl or measuring cup (this will be used to melt the beeswax using double boiler method)

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step 2:  to melt beeswax, put the heat-safe glass bowl/measuring cup into a pot of simmering water.  Melt beeswax over medium heat.  Stir occasionally.  It will take about 15 minutes to melt beeswax.  Make sure beeswax is completely melted, otherwise the beeswax might partially re-solidify, making the foot rub grainy.

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step 3:  Add 1/4 cup coconut oil to the melted beeswax

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step 4:  Add 1/4 cup olive oil

stir to combine and melt the coconut oil (this won’t take long)

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step 5:  once completely melted, remove the beeswax and oil mixture from the heat.  Allow it to cool for a few minutes.

After the oil/wax mixture has cooled for a few minutes, add the following essential oils and stir well

30 drops lemon essential oil (Citrus limon)

25 drops frankincense essential oil (Boswellia carterii)

25 drops tea tree essential oil (Melaleuca alternifolia)

15 drops eucalyptus essential oil (Eucalyptus radiata)

10 drops cinnamon essential oil (Cinnamomum zeylanicum)

10 drops rosemary essential oil (Rosmarinus officinalis)

note: this is a lot of drops of essential oil (115 to be exact), but because it is being diluted in 1/2 cup of oil, it is only a 5% dilution.  For occasional use by healthy adult.

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step 6:  pour the mixture into containers (glass, metal, plastic #1 PET & plastic #2 HDPE jars are all safe for diluted essential oil blends like this)

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step 7:  clean up

Beeswax is to hard to clean with just soap & water.  So before it hardens, use paper towels to wipe out the glass bowl/measuring cup and any utensils you used to stir the mixture.  Then once you’ve wiped off as much as you can, wash as usual with soap and water.

 

step 8:  Allow the immune support foot rub to cool and solidify completely before putting the lid on (this might take a few hours to harden all the way through)  You can put it in the refrigerator to speed this step up.

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step 9 (optional):  If you use a tin container like I did, then you can decorate the lid with a little scrapbook paper and Modge Podge.

  • cut out scrapbook paper to fit the lid
  • use a foam brush to apply a little Modge Podge to the top of the lid (this acts as the glue)
  • put paper on lid, and starting from the center, use your finger to press down and smooth out any bubbles
  • then cover the top of the paper with a little more Modge Podge to seal the paper
  • let it dry

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Here’s the essential oil immune-support foot rub recipe one more time

click here to get a free printable of the immune-support foot rub recipe

step 1-  melt 2 Tbsp beeswax in heat-safe glass bowl/measuring cup set inside a pot of simmering water.  Melt beeswax over medium heat.  Stir occasionally.  It will take about 15 minutes to melt beeswax.  Make sure beeswax is completely melted, otherwise the beeswax might partially re-solidify, making the foot rub grainy.

step 2- add 1/4 cup coconut oil and 1/4 cup olive oil to the melted beeswax.  Continue to heat through until everything is melted.

step 3- once completely melted, remove the beeswax and oil mixture from the heat.  Allow it to cool for a few minutes.  After the oil/wax mixture has cooled for a few minutes, add the following essential oils and stir well.

30 drops lemon essential oil (Citrus limon)

25 drops frankincense essential oil (Boswellia carterii)

25 drops tea tree essential oil (Melaleuca alternifolia)

15 drops eucalyptus essential oil (Eucalyptus radiata)

10 drops cinnamon essential oil (Cinnamomum zeylanicum)

10 drops rosemary essential oil (Rosmarinus officinalis)

note: this is a lot of drops of essential oil (115 to be exact), but because it is being diluted in 1/2 cup of oil, it is only a 5% dilution.  For occasional use by healthy adult.

step 4- pour the mixture into containers and allow to cool and solidify before putting on lid

 

How to use essential oil immune-support foot rub

We apply a pea-sized amount to the bottom of each foot and rub it in.  Covering with socks is optional.

We apply this to our feet at bedtime.

When others around us are sick, we apply both morning and night.

We also do this extra morning dose before and during potentially stressful events like traveling, holidays, big tests, and hectic times at work.

 

Boost your immune system and stay healthy with this essential oil immune support foot rub recipe. Fight colds, coughs, and other bugs. #essentialoilrecipes #essentialoilDIY #essentialoilsforcolds #naturalDIY #naturalimmunesupport #essentialoil

 

Where to get supplies?

coconut oil (find my favorite here)

olive oil – I get mine at local grocery store

beeswax (I get mine here)

wooden sticks for stirring (find them here)

heat-safe glass measuring cup or bowl (like these)

4 oz tin jars (buy here)

adorable 2 oz glass mason jars (buy here)

Modge Podge (buy here)

scrapbook paper (buy here)

 

here are a few other essential oil posts that I think you’ll like:

25 essential oil recipes for immune support (roller bottles, diffuser blends, room spray recipes, and more)

Homemade Vapor Rub with Essential Oils

how to make shower steamers

Homemade Lysol Disinfecting Cleaning Spray

25 essential oil diffuser blends that support clear breathing

favorite winter diffuser blends

20 Favorite Roller Bottle Blend Recipes and Free Printable Labels

20 best fall essential oil diffuser blends

essential oil diffuser blends for stress

essential oil diffuser blends for a great night’s sleep

Kitchen & Bathroom Cleaning Wipes with Essential Oil

 

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Boost your immune system and stay healthy with this essential oil immune support foot rub recipe. Fight colds, coughs, and other bugs. #essentialoilrecipes #essentialoilDIY #essentialoilsforcolds #naturalDIY #naturalimmunesupport #essentialoil

 

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