TOTAL TIME: 1 hr 5 min
Prep: 5 min
Cook: 1 hr
3 1/2 ounces/100 g mature eucalyptus leaves, chopped
1/3 ounce/10 g fresh ginger, chopped
7 ounces/200 g white petroleum jelly
1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper
20 drops peppermint essential oil
Combine the eucalyptus and ginger in a glass heatproof bowl. Add the petroleum jelly and pepper and mix everything together with your fingers.
Place the glass bowl, covered, over a pot of boiling water to make a double boiler. Leave to heat for 1 hour, making sure the water does not boil dry.
Remove from the heat and strain the mixture. Stir in the peppermint oil and bottle in a wide-mouthed jar.
Use once a day, rubbing well into the chest and throat area. The rub can help you get a good night's sleep if applied before bed.
Do not use on broken skin. If any reddening or irritation occurs, wash off immediately.
The rub will keep for up to 1 year.
The content of this program is for entertainment purposes only, and is not intended as medical advice. Always consult a professional healthcare provider before trying any form of therapy or if you have any questions or concerns about a medical condition. The use of natural products can be toxic if misused, and even when suitably used, certain individuals could have adverse reactions.