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Nanna's Famous Vapor Rub

Growing up, I used to spend a lot of time with my Nanna—her influence has shaped so much of what I do here at Boston General Store. Whenever I was with Nanna and was feeling under the weather, she would apply a generous layer of vapor rub to my neck and cover it with a bandana. The soothing vapors would ease my congestion, allowing me to get some much-needed rest. Every time was the same—she’d pull out the same tub of vapor rub and the same bandana. Over time, the smell of menthol came to signify being cared for and loved. When I became a mother, I wanted my son to share that experience but without all the chemicals of that popular drug store vapor rub. 

I created this recipe using petroleum-free, natural ingredients in a base of beeswax and coconut oil. I tweaked and tested the recipe until I felt it was just right and something my Nanna would be proud of. I've even tucked a soft cotton bandana into each box to help keep in moisture. In bringing this product to you, I hope to honor her and to pass on to future generations that same feeling of love and protection that I felt in her care. 

Be well,

Materials: beeswax, coconut oil, menthol crystals and a blend of essential oils

Made by: Boston General Store

Made in: Dedham, MA

Specifications: 2 oz tin of vapor rub and bandana

Use: Rub a generous layer on to your neck and chest area (or on sore, aching muscles). For best results apply before bed and cover with bandana to keep moisture in.

Warning: For external use only. Do not use on broken skin. Stop use if rash or irritation occurs. Test on a small area of skin before use. Consult your friendly neighborhood physician for further questions or concerns. Not responsible for misuse. Recommended for adults and tykes 3 years old and up.

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