As a mum it is great to feel empowered to know what to reach for when your kids get sick, so that you can soothe their discomfort and suffering immediately and naturally and feel confident that you are making the right choices.
I know as mums we question every day whether those choices we make are the right ones and we always have questions! Rest assured this is a good thing. As we ask questions we learn and grow. We will make mistakes along the way, but instead of feeling guilty about these we must acknowledge the good we do every day also!
For today’s blog I thought it would be helpful to share what is in my Natural Toolbox and my ‘go-to’ uses. This information forms part of the ‘My Family Remedies Course’ I offer to mums. I know they find the course really useful. It is quite an in depth discovery of the primary uses for essential oils in common childhood illnesses.
The oils I take you through are doTERRA’s Lavender, Lemon, Peppermint, Melaleuca, Oregano, Frankincense, Deep Blue®, Breathe, DigestZen®, and On Guard™. Alongside these in my Natural Toolbox I keep Vitamin C, Fermented Apple Cider Vinegar, Arnica, Colloidal silver and Chamomilla.
However, the oils I find I reach for most, and those I will introduce in this blog are Melaleuca, Lavender and On Guard™. At the hint of a cold or the flu I start with Vitamin C straight away and get On Guard™ in the diffuser. I then apply 1 drop each of Lavender and Melaleuca mixed with 2 tablespoons of Fractionated Coconut oil to the bottoms of the feet every couple of hours. To really open up the airways I use lemon in babies and Breathe in children, but the Melaleuca and On Guard will suffice on the feet to help kill viruses and bacteria. Rollerballs are really handy for this. It’s also important to know how to dilute essential oils appropriately for babies and children though. I will be going through this in detail at my Essential Oils Basics Workshop on October 12th. This is an entry by koha workshop that I really recommend to mums as a starting point with Essential Oils.
Another thing we go through with babies and young children often is ear aches and infections. You can use Melaleuca and Lavender in this instance too. Just dilute 1-2 drops of Melaleuca and/or Lavender and apply around the ear (NOT inside the ear) and along the back of the cheek bone down & around behind the ear. You can also add Basil to help with the pain. Did you know that about 70 percent of children get better on their own within two or three days of an ear infection, and about 80 percent are better within a week to 10 days, without antibiotics?
Melaleuca and Lavender can also be used in cases of stings, burns, cuts, scrapes, chickenpox, measles and Hand Foot and Mouth.
However, prevention is better than a cure in the case of these latter illnesses and this is where On Guard® comes in really handy. Our littlies encounter germs every day, however hard we try to protect them from them. They bring these germs home on their shoes, hands, clothes! We can’t protect them all the while they are out, and encountering these germs and bacteria is necessary for building strong immune systems, but it is nice to think we can keep our homes relatively germ free without heavy chemicals. This is why I use doTERRA’s OnGuard® range around my home to kill germs and as an immunity booster.
If you are interested in learning Essential Oil Basics and are local to Auckland, please come along to my next workshop on October 12th! Just click here and complete the contact form to book your space.
Happy kids = Happy Mum!
Much Love x x