F.I.N.A.L.L.Y. A flu remedy that seems to work!
It was only a matter of time before I would inevitably stumble into the world of essential oils. Essential oils are a natural fit for a parent seeking alternative and healthy solutions for her family. I was a skeptic, until we all got sick last November and a friend recommended I try using oils. I would have bought snake oil at that point; I was desperate! We used them and quickly regained our strength…and maintained it. Through flu season. With two children in preschool.
DIY Flu Bomb Recipe: 2 drops frankincense, 3 drops oregano, 4 drops Thieves, 4 drops lemon. Drop into an empty veggie capsule. Take 1 capsule every 12 or 24 hours, depending on the severity of your symptoms. You can also combine the oils in a roller bottle, along with a carrier oil (i.e. fractionated coconut oil) and roll onto your wrists, spine, chest, and/or the bottoms of your feet.
From that point on, I became our family’s witch doctor, creating custom blends depending on the ailment. I felt a greater sense of control for our household. Bruises and boo boos quickly healed with lavender; my daughter’s eczema cleared with a blend of coconut oil, Melaleuca-A oil and lavender oil; belly aches and 2-year old tantrums were cured. You know it’s a “win” when your toddler asks for oils when she falls down and scrapes her knee. I started adding a drop of frankincense oil to my moisturizer and started seeing a difference in my skin (read: less wrinkles). All extremely positive results over a short period of time. These oils got my attention and became another tool for our non-toxic arsenal.
I could diffuse Thieves oil all day long. Not only do I love the smell of this blend of cloves, cinnamon, eucalyptus, citrus and rosemary, but I like that it’s antimicrobial and helps to eliminate airborne bacteria. I plan on diffusing this throughout flu season to help boost our immunity and to help keep my family healthy.
Essential oils are not just for making your house smell good (I mean, really good). Most people have no idea that essential oils can help restore balance back into the body; I certainly didn’t before I started them a few months ago. These oils have been used for their healing properties for centuries, and people have been using plants as medicine since the beginning of time. It’s like coming full circle; back-to-basics. Don’t get me wrong, I’m a huge proponent of western medicine, and yes, I vaccinate my children. But, I do like integrating in eastern medicine modalities and holistic approaches. I’m not touting essential oils as a panacea, but they are awfully handy to have in your medicine cabinet.
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**Please only purchase oils through a reputable distributor, (i.e. not on Amazon, as tempting as it may be. Many oils sold on Amazon contain as little as 5% essential oil and the rest is a filler as many are sold for recreational/aromatic use only; not for medicinal use or ingestion). Little Green Moments recommends Young Living oils since they are unadulterated, therapeutic-grade, with no fillers, and the plants are grown on their own sustainable and non-GMO farms. There are other reputable oil companies as well, whom we are confident make quality oils, but we have done the most amount of research specifically on YL oils and have been extremely happy with their results. If you are going to use oils on your children, make sure you follow instructions carefully and dilute them first. The safest way to apply oils to children is to apply diluted to the bottoms of their feet.*
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