Looking for something to apply to your chest during a cough or cold but don’t want to use some of the toxin filled commercially available rubs.  Here is a great all-natural rub that you can make at home that is both safe and effective at helping to decrease congestion and provide some much needed relief.  My favourite combination is made by using castor oil and mixing it with about 10 drops of eucalyptus oil.  Mix well together in your hands and apply liberally to the upper chest and back before bed.  Consider adding heat over the chest to improve its effectiveness.  Eucalyptus oil has been traditionally used to help treat cold and flus.  It has some wonderful anti-microbial and decongestant properites making an ideal herb to add to your chest rub.  Please note: Castor oil has the ability to stain your clothes so best to wear an old cotton shirt that you don’t mind if it gets a little stained.