Kicking That Kiddo’s Cold

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As I mentioned in my First Testimonial post, our kids (mostly the small one) have been sick on and off for a few weeks.

Poor Sweet Baby Girl has been through so much. After battling RSV in the hospital back in October, all coughs and colds become a nightmare with her. She also has lung damage and the beginning stages of asthma 😦 While all of the other symptoms of her cold are gone, the coughing is persisting. She gets breathing treatments every 4 hours to help control it, but sometimes they aren’t enough. It’s pitiful to see her worked up in a sweat from a coughing fit.

After some more research (of course), I knew that RC would be perfect for helping our Sweet Baby when the treatments aren’t enough. I went online to the YL site to order it, only to find it out of stock. Apparently the rest of the YL community is dealing with colds and congestion as well! (UPDATE: It’s back in stock now!)  Our sweet friend (the one who introduced me to all this oily goodness) happened to have an extra bottle.

I quickly whipped, literally whipped, up a batch of cream to put on them at night! I have it stored in a small glass mason jar.

Night Time Cream For Sick Kiddos:
-3 tbsp coconut oil
-10 drops RC
-5 drops Thieves
-7 drops Peace and Calming

Whip coconut oil in mixer until creamy. Add EOs and mix together. Store in a glass container.

I rub this on her feet and spine at bedtime. I also put it on Ry to help him sleep and clear up the congestion that comes with this crazy cold weather we have been having.

The RC helps with cough and congestion, the Thieves is for germs, and the Peace and Calming (possibly my fav) is for a good night’s sleep.

Classroom Diffusing

Today was quite the day in my classroom. Before lunch, I had three of my students leave school because of sickness! Two of them had thrown up (yuck yuck yuck) in our bathroom! Of the kiddos left, four had runny/stuffy noses and were coughing.
As my kids were dropping like flies, my panic started to kick in. After having sickness in your house for three weeks straight, you start to see kids as giant walking germs. I can NOT afford to get sick!
Immediately after the first kid left, I grabbed the Lysol and went to town. This brought gagging and coughing from the ones left. I agreed to stop spraying every surface, and decided to grab my oils during my planning.
I filled my diffuser, added 5 drops of Purification, 3 drops of Thieves, and 3 of Peace and Calming (just for kicks).
I ran it 3 times this afternoon for 10 minutes each time. Not only did our room smell good, but I got the germs out without having anyone pass out from the fumes. As we were leaving, a few of those stuffy noses said they could breathe better 🙂
Also, as an added perk, my kiddos were SUPER quiet in their afternoon groups. I am beginning to think Peace and Calming could be my favorite oil yet!

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First Testimonial

If you read my Getting Started post, then you know that I took my first day of using oils REALLY slow. Much slower than I had initially wanted to.

Our second day of becoming a little oily was much more eventful. Both of our kids are fighting colds so after researching several sources, I came up with a little mixture to try.

I used:
-2 tsp. carrier oil (grapeseed is all I had)
-2 drops Peppermint
-2 drops Thieves
-2 drops Lavender
-2 drops Peace and Calming (totally unrelated to the cold- but helpful for bedtime!)

I put this in a little container and rubbed it on the kiddos feet and spine before bedtime. When Ry woke up the next day, his nose was not NEARLY as runny as it had been!

On Thursday (2 days after getting the kit), Sweet Baby Girl’s cold had gotten worse, and we are worried about her getting RSV again, so off to the doctor she went. They tested her and no flu or RSV, so she was sent home to treat her symptoms with breathing treatments and OTC meds. That afternoon she spiked a fever of 100.8. I found myself reaching into the cabinet for the Tylenol, but stopped before I got out the bottle. I went to my phone and pulled up the e-book edition of Gentle Babies (a resource about EOs for babies and pregnant women). The book suggested diluting one drop of Peppermint with one drop of carrier oil and rub it on her navel. Within one hour her fever had gone down to 99.2 (which is in her “normal” range).

It felt SO good to use something other than OTC meds to help her! Plus, it gave me my first success story!

YAY Oils!