Stuffy noses are no fun! An all natural vapor rub can open the breathing passages, soothe the tissues, and bring relief to otherwise uncomfortable situations. The first time I had a stuffy nose after moving far away from my mom was a turning point in my life. Being away from mom was sad enough, but not being close enough to her so she could wipe some vapor rub on my chest and nose, wipe her hands on a tissue, hand me the tissue to sniff, then kiss me on the cheek was the impetus for the formulation of my Breathe Easy Vapor Rub. Of course, this was many years ago, yet I still make the balm and think of her when I use it. It really helps! As an added bonus, the vapor rub can be used on the feet to combat athlete’s foot fungus.

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Suzanne Tabert

Suzanne "Queen Bee" Tabert

Suzanne Tabert, bioregional herbalist, is director of herbal education and herbal mentor at the Cedar Mountain Herb School. An herbal medicine instructor for 30 years, Suzanne teaches with great passion and excitement, bringing her wealth of herbal knowledge to students in an engaging and vibrant manner. She is the primary instructor at CMHS and an adjunct faculty at Bastyr University. Taking students to wild places and giving them tools to engage and connect with flora, fauna, and the exquisite beauty of nature is the icing on the cake of life, and one way that Suzanne is making a difference in the world, one person, one group at a time. She is currently writing a wildcrafting book that will be able to be utilized by people of all walks of life who wish to take their health back into their own hands. Cedar Mountain Herb School is a member of the American Herbalists Guild, Partnership in Education with United Plant Savers, and the American Herb Association.


  • Beth Krause says:

    I am very new to this and wanting to learn!
    I’m interested in learning how to use and build my apothecary “pantry” to transition from OTC medications to more of what nature has to offer all of us.
    If I can’t grow it or forage for it, then I want to know where to purchase it safely from and what forms are most useful. Then, what to do with them and how to store them properly so I do not waste what has been graciously provided for me.

  • Hello Beth!

    Thank you for your questions! Good on ya for embarking on a path of healing! I suggest that our new forum will be of great benefit to you. Your questions are more than I can quickly answer here. The articles on the website, the online and in-person workshops that are coming, and the forum are all places for you to get a strong foundation.

    Here’s the link to our forum, please jump in and reach out…people are waiting for you!

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