Tis the season for colds, stomach bug, flu…all the nasty things lingering around. Right after Amelia’s birthday, both kids got the bug, I got it slightly (fortunately only for a handful of days) and Andrew was hit hard with it! Both kids were able to get over it pretty quickly and so was I thanks to the help of constantly use of essential oils. The most common question I get is, I have a cold what can I use? I am pregnant, is there anything I can use? I am going to answer ALL THOSE QUESTIONS in today’s post!
FIGHTING OFF COLDS & RESPIRATORY SUPPORT
Here is my current regimen to fight off the cold I just got over:
The minute I feel a little under the weather or if anyone in my household is sick, I start taking Inner Defense supplement (I asked my doctor about using this while 37 weeks pregnant and she approved it). It’s a liquid soft gel and I take it twice a day. The supplement reinforces systemic defenses. That means it creates unfriendly terrain for yeast/fungus, promotes healthy respiratory function, and contains potent essential oils like oregano, thyme, and Thieves which are rich in thymol, carvacrol, and eugenol for immune support.
I also roll Thieves on the bottom of my feet and the back of my neck both morning and night. I used to make my own roller diluted with coconut oil but Young Living offers a pre-made roller that takes the guesswork out of it and I use it continually. There are certain points on the body that you should focus on when applying oils topically. This is because they have a more efficient absorption rate; right at location (i.e. if you have a headache, apply peppermint to your head) feet, ears, temples, abdomen, upper back, wrists, and the back of your neck.
If I have any sort of congestion, I am constantly taking showers and put a few drops of Eucalyptus oil on the shower floor to breathe in. I make a clean Vicks rub too using a few drops of Eucalyptus and Peppermint oil mixed with coconut oil and this helps me breathe so much better. I’ve also used Raven or R.C. for a chest rub and they both have always helped me breathe better tremendously.
I am diffusing Thieves all day long whenever anyone is sick and doubling my normal dose of NingXia (4-6 ounces instead of 2). One serving has the same amount of antioxidants as 800 blueberries! It’s also yummy and the kids love it. I make sure I don’t miss taking my vitamins which are Multi-Greens and Life 9 probiotic. I also use the Thieves cough drops, they are SO good and I’d rather suck on these than the other ones with all the sugar when my throat is scratchy.
I use just about the same regimen with the kids as I do for myself with the exception of a few things. I don’t give them Inner Defense supplement or any of the vitamins I take. They have a kids version of vitamins called MightyVites that they take daily so we stick with those. They also take Super C chewable vitamins when they’re under the weather. The KidScents line has been great for when they’re sick, particularly the SniffleEase oil that they roll on their chest and by their noses.
It’s amazing how much these oils help! I love that I have a natural line of defense in my little “at home apothecary” when we come down with colds, etc.. I still believe in modern medicine but I do like to try my oils first, and they usually work! The peace of mind I have from this is so amazing.
NOTE IF YOU ARE PREGNANT OR NURSING
*If you are pregnant or nursing, rest-assured oils are safe, but always ask your doctor. Everything I mentioned above was approved by my doctor but I’d always suggest checking with your own doctor first. There is also a great booked Gentle Babies that gives you all the information you need while pregnant and nursing.
I can not claim that anything will work for everyone, I am sharing my experience and that can vary from person to person.
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