I make a chest rub using coconut oil, olive oil, or vegetable oil as a base, and then for a basic rub I just add eucalyptus oil and / or peppermint oil. It works really well. If you have a humidifier you can put some of the eucalyptus oil or peppermint oil in there as well.
Actually I have recently found also that just snuffing the bottle of eucalyptus oil stops my asthma attacks faster and better than my inhaler. It's crazy! I was having a really, really terrible attack a couple weeks ago, had already used my inhaler twice, and was still hugging the toilet, gasping for air, and gagging, and my DH brought in the eucalyptus oil as a last ditch effort, because we use it for calming coughing spasms when we're ill, and the entire thing instantly stopped. I still can't believe it. Tried it again a week or so ago when I had an asthma attack, and it worked again. I am super stoked about that. But anyway...
When I am feeling extravagant I throw in lots of other things that are supposed to help, like dried thyme, rosemary, teatree... to be honest, though, I think eucalyptus oil is what really helps.
Chicken Grandma - Hope you little one is better soon.
jendear - That is terrible!! I would be so upset... those things are very expensive. Plus, it's just total BS, what a horrible thing for anyone to do! I have extra prefolds I could send you, but I am not sure how much that would help. I know I have some extra covers and things, but I would need to check, I couldn't tell you what kind of condition they are in without checking, but please do let me know if you would like me to, I could send you a few pic if you want to see if you think you would want them.