Homemade Vicks Vaporizer Liquid

Last Updated on June 10, 2022 by Cristina

If you want to prepare homemade Vicks vaporizer liquid, you want to know just the right ingredients to use. It is also vital that you learn about the steps involved in getting it right. But before we get into the details of how a Vicks vaporizer can be beneficial to health, let’s first get to know what the topic is all about.

There are many ways you could find DIY vapors to be helpful in bath time, and except you are new to this therapy, you already know what to expect from steam vaporization. Whether it’s in a steam bath or a humidifier, there is no denying that you will find the therapy to be soothing. 

What Is Vicks Vaporizer Liquid?
Homemade Vicks Vaporizer Liquid
Homemade Vicks Vaporizer Liquid

If you are familiar with Vicks VapoRub, you already know a thing or two about topical ointment. And the vaporizer liquid is similar; the only difference is that this one is homemade and available in a liquid form instead of jelly-like. But jelly or liquid, this doesn’t affect the preparation’s potency so long you get it right. 

The homemade option could provide you with a readily available mix for when you need it. Plus, not to mention save money on buying expensive storage options. But whether you choose to DIY or buy from the store, having the proper preparation is key to getting the best results. Before we get into that, let’s first discuss the benefits of using homemade Vicks vaporizer liquid.

Vicks VapoSteam Medicated Liquid with Camphor, a Cough Suppressant, 8 Oz

Benefits Of Vicks Vaporizer

Whether you buy it or prepare it yourself, there are many ways you can benefit from using Vicks vaporizer, and they include:

Effective For Cold And Flu 

If you want an easy and quick solution to battle cold and flu at home, having a regular supply of Vicks vaporizer liquid could prove helpful. When appropriately made with the right essential oil mix, it could help decongest the respiratory system resolving issues of cold and flu. 

Safe For Cough, Nasal Congestion, And Running Nose

You can also find it helpful in resolving nasal and chesty congestions resulting from a cough or a running nose. Adding eucalyptus or peppermint essential oil to the therapy could help clear the throat and airways, making it easy for you to breathe correctly. 

Sore Throat 

It could be tricky using Vicks vaporub for sore throat since it is toxic when ingested. But applying it to the neck and chest region could offer relief from all that soreness. You can also find other effective home remedies for dealing with a sore throat if you don’t want to ingest the preparation. 

Sore Throat - Vicks Vaporizer Liquid

How To Make Homemade Vicks Vaporizer Liquid

With the right ingredients, you can get it done without breaking a sweat. And when it comes to making such preparation, you want to have everything you need. You will need an ingredient to use as a base for the preparation. And when it comes to ingredients that are safe for skin and hair treatment, I usually trust coconut oil. 

With the base settled, you can then consider soothing options that can help improve the preparation potency. And this is where essential oils may be helpful. With the proper selection of essential oils for muscle health, you can get a potent preparation in relieving many skin challenges and promoting relaxation for the mind and body. To get started, below are the ingredients you will need to make good preparation. 


  • Coconut oil 
  • Eucalyptus essential oil 
  • Peppermint essential oil 
  • Mixing bowl 
  • Glass jar 


  • Mix all the ingredients together in the bowl, and stir continuously. The ratio of ingredients to use will depend on how much of the mix you need. Ideally, you can use a ratio of 5:10:10. This means for every 5 tablespoons of coconut oil you use, include 10 drops of essential oil. This should be enough to pack a heavy punch that can provide results. 
  • Once done, collect the mixture into the glass jar can seal it properly. Store in a cool, dry place for when you need to use it. 
How To Make Homemade Vicks Vaporizer Liquid

How To Use 

The best way to apply Vicks vaporizer is on the chest or feet as these are parts of the body where it can quickly be absorbed into the body. For cough, cold, and running nose, a chest application could work faster. And if you want to sleep and relax, rubbing it deep into the feet could help relax the muscles for a good night’s sleep. 

Final Note 

There are many alternatives to choose from when looking for natural options to tackle cold and flu. Using a homemade Vicks vaporizer liquid could very well provide relief from the condition.