As you know it’s winter in this part of my world. Winter is equal snotty nose, sore throat, and cold in my household. Especially with one kid swimming as early as 5 am, he’s often prone to sore throat and sneezing.
Since I became hook on everything that use less chemical and I don’t really like giving medicines too often to my children, I prefer the nature way of healing as possible as it can. Plus, if you or your kids have cold and you go see the doctor here, he/she would just tell you to go home, drink plenty of water and rest!
I’ve been using the essential oil actually for about a year or so. I just didn’t realize that it’s so popular at the moment. There are many brands of essential oil out there. The ones that I know, is Doterra and Young Living. I believe as long as you make sure the oil is original, you don’t have to stick with the above names I mention.
There are two ways that I’m familiar using the essential oil, diffuse it and topically. For topically you need a carrier oil to mix it with your preferred oils. I use coconut oil. For diffuse, all you need is your oil and diffuser. I’ve been given these oils to my boys when they start to have sore throat/sneezing, and upset tummy, and for concentrating and calming their mind/nerves. Also, you can use oils on your face too, to clean the house, and even for shower and bath. I’m not going to elaborate all the details on how to use the oils here, you can Google it easy. Since I have used these essential oils, I noticed this winter the boys hardly got any colds yet, touch wood! Once they start to sneeze a lot or have snotty nose I will mix 2 drops of peppermint, 2 drops of lavender, and 2 drops of lemon into the diffuser. And I also apply to their chest and bottom of their feet, 2 drops of peppermint dilute with coconut oil.
Here are some of the oils that I used often;
For Cold/Flu: oils to use, On Guard, Peppermint, Melaluca/Oregano. Diffuse oils into air, also can be applied to bottoms of feet, don’t forget to mix with coconut oil for topically.
For Cough/Sore Throat: oils to use, Breathe, On Guard, Lemon. Apply diluted Breathe/Lemon on chest or feet. Sore throat, apply diluted On Guard to feet/neck or put a drop in drink or diffuse into air. Do it 3-5 time daily or as needed.
For Stomach Problems: oils to use, Digestzen, Ginger, Peppermint. Apply to abdomen, dilute with coconut oil.
For Ear Infections: oils to use, Melaluca and Lavender. Apply behind ear with cotton ball.
For good night sleep tight: 5 drops Chamonile and Lavender, diffuse into air.
For stress blend: 4 drops Lavender and 2 drops Lemon, diffuse into air.
For concentration ( I use this when the boys need to study/do homework :p ); 5 drops Rosemary and 4 drops lemon, diffuse into air.
For headache and sinus relief: 8 drops Eucalyptus and 4 drops Peppermint, diffuse into air.
Those are the essential oils that I use in daily basis. For my family it helps a lot. Again, I just like to share, it might be useful for you, and this is absolutely not a sponsor post 🙂 There are a lot of how to use essential oils on the internet, you can just ask Mr. Google or on Pinterest.
So, if you are using essential oils what are your favorite ones? Mine will be lemon, lavender, and melaluca.
Hope you have a lovely week-end where ever you are!