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Garlic Salve For Colds

Prep Time 10 minutes
Author Amy K


  • 1/4 cup coconut oil
  • 8 large cloves garlic - crushed and peeled
  • 10-12 drops essential oil - I like using┬ákid safe I like using kid safe Germ Destroyer (1% dilution for children under 2/pregnancy/or breastfeeding). For normal adults that are not pregnant or breastfeeding, a thieves-like blend (I use Germ Fighter) would also work well, or lavender for a calming effect.


  • In a blender or food processor, add coconut oil (partially melted works best) and garlic cloves and blend until completely completely smooth - about 2-3 minutes. Pour into container and mix in essential oils. Cover and store in the fridge.
  • To use: Every few hours, apply to back or chest and the bottoms of feet until symptoms resolve. I like to place socks on after applying to feet. Obviously, if symptoms do not improve, take your child to the doctor.


Coconut oil hardens during refrigeration. Just use a spoon to scrape out some of the salve when you are about to apply it. It will then melt in your hand.