Anti-Cold Ointment – Homemade Recipe

We suggest you a natural remedy to reduce cold and flu symptoms, which can be used both by adults and children. This ointment has a remarkable calming effect and it can be made easily at home, from only 4 ingredients.

Anti-Cold Ointment – Homemade Recipe

Anti-Cold Ointment – Recipe


– 2 cups of oregano

– 4 cups of olive oil or coconut oil

– ½ cup of beeswax

– 10 drops of eucalyptus essential oil (instead of eucalyptus oil you can use: tea tree oil, garlic oil, pine or fir oils for children)


If you don’t have fresh oregano, you can find dried oregano in tea boxes at the health food shops. The rest of the ingredients can also be found there.

You must put the oregano in a bowl with olive oil or coconut oil. Simmer in bain-marie for about 30 minutes.

After this time, the mixture is filtered through a piece of gauze, pressing well in order to extract the oil.

The liquid obtained is put again on a vapor bath along with the beeswax. Mix until the wax is completely melted.

Put the mix in a jar and, after it is cold, add the eucalypt essential oil and mix well.

This ointment is very convenient and reliable. You can hold a thin layer on your chest, neck, temples or soles and massage the skin. It can be used several times a day, according to the symptoms’ severity.

Instead of oregano you can use thyme as well.


Oregano is an aromatic plant from the mint family which combines very well with tomatoes, feta cheese, and pumpkin as well as with chicken, lamb or beef.

From a therapeutic point of view, oregano is an anti-viral remedy and an excellent antibiotic, with proven effects in relieving cough and reducing inflammations, treating bacterial infections and reducing tooth pains and muscle pains. This is a wonderful ointment because the medical proprieties of the plant are infused in oil and then rapidly absorbed in the body.

Eucalyptus oil is also very efficient in treating cold symptoms: cough, stuffy nose or runny nose. Studies showed that persons with a severe form of asthma who used eucalyptus oil dropped gradually the steroids treatment.

According to various sources, eucalyptus essential oil must not be administrated to children under 2. In this recipe, the oil is much diluted and that’s why it can be used for children aged 18 months or more.

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