When We Know Better, We Do Better – Natural Alternative to Vapor Rub

This is a sponsored post in collaboration with Maty’s Healthy Products. All opinions and embarrassing stories are my own.

You’re not Latino or Latina if you don’t know about the healing powers of the vaporu (vapor rub). Try telling your abuelita that vaporu isn’t the cure-all. I grew up using it to cure congestion and coughing having it rubbed on my chest and on the bottoms of my feet before covering them with socks for the night. It works!

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As a mother, it’s no different for my family today. When my kids are congested, I need a good vapor rub. Finding a natural alternative to our beloved vaporu is a bonus. Maty’s All Natural Vapor Rub has that same healing eucalyptus scent that reminds me of childhood plus, it’s petroleum-free. So, what’s the big deal with all natural products? What’s wrong with using what we grew up with?

There’s a saying that I’ve taken to about adapting our cultural ways.

“I did then what I knew how to do. Now that I know better, I do better.” ~Maya Angelou

Using all natural products is better for me and my family when it’s an option. My son suffers from allergies like many of us living in South Texas. His coughs and congestion aren’t always from a cold but just allergies. The less chemicals that I can use to help comfort him, the better I feel about nursing him to health.

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However, let’s not kid ourselves. If the products don’t work, all natural or not, they don’t make their way back in our homes. After the beginning of this season’s weather change, we needed both Maty’s All Natural Vapor Rub and Maty’s Organic Cough Syrup. I, too, rubbed the all natural vapor rub all over my son’s chest and on the bottoms of his feet and then covered them with socks. And as needed, I gave him doses of cough syrup. I’m happy to say that both of these will be back in our medicine cabinet when we need them again.

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Here are some reasons why we will continue to use Maty’s All Natural Vapor Rub:

  • Gently Relieved My Son’s Cough and Congestion
  • Petroleum Free, Paraben Free, Chemical Free
  • A Natural Alternative to Vicks
  • Unique Blend of Natural Ingredients including Eucalyptus, Peppermint, and Wintergreen

Queridos, you should also note that it is appropriate for diabetics; it’s been dermatologically tested and it’s safe for 2 years and older.

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When I have a cough, I take my suegra‘s advice and take honey and lemon. I like to take it with a warm tea and it always soothes me. However, I can almost never get my kids to take the same. Given that my kids aren’t excited about medicine ever, I was pleasantly surprised when my son requested a second dose of Maty’s Organic Cough Syrup after his first dose that I let him try it to see if it would help his cough. He actually liked it. And it actually helped relieve the cough.

Maty’s Organic Cough Syrup is packed with 10 immune boosting ingredients (including organic honey and lemon peel. Suegra knows what she’s talking about).

Maty's Organic Cough Syrup Ingredients

Maty’s Organic Cough Syrup Ingredients as listed on matyshealthyproducts.com

Our Latino culture and home remedies will always be important to me and I’ll use them whenever I can. I’m grateful that there are companies like Maty’s Healthy Products that support the use some of the same natural ingredients that we use to nurse ourselves back to health when we are under the weather.

What natural ingredients or home remedies did you learn to use from your familia?

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Melanie Mendez-Gonzales

Original content creator for ¿Qué Means What? Texas Latina mom blogger celebrating culture in education, entertainment and family life.

21 Responses

  1. Jeannette says:

    I’ll have to look into this vapor rub. My hubby uses vapor rub a lot during the winter months and I’d prefer him to have natural options. It would like it works well so I’ll be sure to check it out!

  2. These products sound great, I like that they are all natural. I need to get these for my kids!

  3. Karen says:

    VapoRub was my grandma’s go-to when I got sick at her house. I still use it with my kids today, but I’m always up for a natural alternative. I will look into this.

  4. Liz Mays says:

    Wow that does sound like a nice, safe alternative. It would come in handy this time of year.

  5. I’m not Latina but I know the amazing power of Vapour Rub . It works amazing and gives fast relief of congestion

  6. My mom used to slather us in Vicks Vapor Rub when we were little! I would much rather find a natural alternative! Will be checking this out, for sure.

  7. amanda says:

    This sounds like a great product, both for comfort and for healing!

  8. Cher says:

    Love vapor rub, use it all the time with my family! I haven’t heard of Maty’s before, will have to check it out.

  9. Rose says:

    I like that there are now natural alternatives to cold medicines. The name brand vapor rub is a staple in my house in the winter, but I think I would like this natural version better.

  10. Carol Bryant says:

    I just got over a terrible bout of bronchitis and I could have used this. Bookmarking this.

  11. Bri says:

    I would definitely like to try an all natural vapor rub. I know when I am congested cayenne pepper does the trick.

  12. Rosey says:

    I wouldn’t mind having an alternative in the house. It’s great to have options!

  13. I completely agree that if I know of a more natural, healthier alternative, then I will always choose that. With cold and flu season about to begin, this is really good info to know!

  14. Denise C says:

    I had no idea this existed, but it sounds perfect for me and my family. This is exactly why I read blogs!

  15. Thanks! I love hearing about natural options!

  16. This sounds like a great product, both for comfort and for healing! I need to check it out!

  17. Laura Funk says:

    Definitely need to look into these. I hate all the chemicals in everything

  18. Maryann Peik says:

    Oh I need to stock up on this for the cold and flu season! Vapor rub is so handy to have, and it does work like a charm!

  19. Megan says:

    These look like such great products for kids when they are sick. Thanks so much for sharing!

  20. Kim Croisant says:

    Oh yea, I’ll choose all natural over any other product….it’s so important that we don’t inhale chemicals.

  21. Keikilani says:

    We rub vix on our feet when sick. Love products like these. Will have to try this brand.

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