RESPIRATORY FIRST AID-20% off for a limited time. Great Northern Cough and Chest Balm. Spruce Sap. Natural Vics. Natural chest rub.

RESPIRATORY FIRST AID-20% off for a limited time. Great Northern Cough and Chest Balm. Spruce Sap. Natural Vics. Natural chest rub.



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Spruce sap, Beeswax, Eucalyptus, Peppermint, Clary Sage, Rosemary, Camphor, Pine resin, Fractionated Coconut oil, Red Thyme, White Spruce, Chamomile


Harvested locally and sustainably from Spruce and Pine trees, this healing chest rub utilizes the properties of the whole saps, not just the essential oils as found in mainstream commercial products. These natural Oleoresins contain a broad range of phytochemicals, (healing botanical chemicals), that are renowned for their healing effects on the respiratory system, muscles, joints and skin. Spruce, Pine and Fir, have been used as traditional medicine for hundreds if not thousands of years across a wide range of cultures in the northern hemisphere.

Great Northern Cough and Chest Rub is a penetrating yet pleasantly fragrant Balm that is absorbed through skin and breath. It helps break up and expel even stubborn phlegm, opens breathing passages and promotes a calm mind and sound sleep.

From an aromatherapeutic perspective it is grounding and uplifting. It is calming to the heart, mind and spirit. Originally formulated for children who would not tolerate the overpowering smell of mainstream "Vaporizers" and rubs, Great Northern Cough and Chest Rub is powerful, but not overwhelming. It works just as well on infants, adults and the elderly.

Here in Ontario, I have access to an abundance of these sap/oleoresin bearing trees. Many, I personally steward and care for. Stewardship in this context means, I take care of the trees, over the years and in some cases over decades, look to their well-being, nurture them and harvest from them. This creates a sustainable and ethical source for high-quality sap and some very rewarding relationships for me.

This is a product that has been honoured with the term- "Wizard Goo by children and adults for decades.

I have prepared this "Cough Balm" since my son was a toddler, 25 years ago. I have been so happy with its effectiveness, that beyond minor tweaks, I still use my original recipe.

PLEASE NOTE: We have changed the labels to accommodate US import policies.
Though the Labels now say "Great Northern C&CB" instead of the full product description, the tins contain the same great product.

as of March 18, 2020, 20% has been deducted from the regular prices of the Great Northern Cough and Chest Rub. This discount is reflected in the listed price.

If you would like to learn more about how this balm is prepared or would like to make your own chest rub, please see my post-


-------------------------------What customers have said about this product------------------------------------

"Helped my family get through coughing much quicker than usual."

"Absolutely love the rub. The scent is not overpowering, very soothing and gentle. Easy to use and actually works."

"Stellar! Who needs Vicks Vapo Rub? I highly recommend stocking up for cold and flu season. This also works well in a humidifier. Dan's items are the very highest quaity-on all levels."

"This is the best chest rub there is. It has cured my ongoing pneumonia by letting me expel harden mucus from my lungs allowing them to heal. Whether you have viral or bacterial pneumonia, or even walking pneumonia...this is it. The key ingredient that other chest rubs do not have is turpentine (pine oleoresin) from pine trees. Turpentine has been used for a very long time for pneumonia until "Big Medicine" took over. Anyway, it takes a while to get it but is well worth the wait and the price paid. If you have any respiratory issues look no further. Great product and store. Thanks a million, Dan. :)"

"Si trabaja!!! La uso frecuentemente con mis nietos."

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Patricia Barnwell Jan 21, 2020

5 out of 5 stars
This is very well made salve. Thank you for all you do.

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aphillips7 Dec 12, 2019

5 out of 5 stars
Been very helpful with a nagging bit of bronchitis.

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Sharmon Panell Dec 12, 2019

5 out of 5 stars
Amazing wonderful stuff it works you all THIS STUFF WORKS and it works on the first try this stuff is AMAZING

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Sandra Oct 29, 2019

5 out of 5 stars
Bought this last year and re-ordered because it works so well. No overpowering smell, safe for kids and great for any sinus issues

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