Isn’t this flu season insane? My family is not getting out much, all of us are keeping up on vitamins, and some are even sleeping with potatoes in their socks. We’re keeping oiled up, as well.
Here are some essential oil products I use.
Thieves Spray – Comes already formulated in the spritz bottle. A must for grocery carts and grubby boy hands. No longer safe for oral application.
Crowd Spray – In a 2-3 oz bottle: combine 1/2 tsp witch hazel, 20 drops Melrose, 7drops Thyme, 10 drops Geranium, and 5 drops Peppermint. Top off with distilled water. Spray on car seats, bags, covers, blankets, and people.
Immune Boost – In a 10ml bottle: combine 40 drops Lemon, 20 drops Frankincense, 15 drops Thieves, 15 drops Peppermint, 20 drops Tea Tree, and top off with carrier oil. Roll on bottoms of feet. I have dabbed it on perfume points, but be careful. Citrus oils in direct sunlight may burn skin.
If you do catch something, here are a couple of invaluable oils that have given us relief.
Congestion Relief – Equal parts of: Lemon, Lavender, and Peppermint. Apply on clothes, blankets, or on feet and chest as can be tolerated. Applying undiluted (neat) on young children may be inadvisable.
Stop Dry Cough – In a 15 ml roller bottle combine: 1 tsp carrier oil, 4 drops Lemon, 4 drops Peppermint, 4 drops Thieves, 2 drops Lavender. Apply to feet, chest, and back. Worked very well on my two-year-old to help her sleep.
Crack down on unnecessary stress. Don’t get so wrapped up in a project that your system crash and burns. Get off your feet AND off your phone for 15 minutes a day to do something enjoyable. Music, catnap, face mask, breathing exercises, soak your feet, read for fun, practice guitar – do something to recharge just a bit. A little will go a long way, and if you don’t take time to maintain your body now, it will develop symptoms to make you take time for maintenance!
Many thanks to Safta, for providing us with numerous ways to strengthen and maintain our children’s health.