*I am a member of Young Living and receive a small commission on sales. All opinions expressed are my own.*
I’ve never considered myself a crunchy mom. In fact, I didn’t even know what that term meant until I moved to the Pacific Northwest. It was there I was introduced to a world of healthy moms full of vegan, dairy free, organic, sugar-free everything.
I thought it was silly to waste all that time and continued on with my sugary coffee and donuts.
Then my son had his first febrile seizure. Then my husband and I entered into a crazy season in our family’s life. It was also when I realized a crunchy life really wasn’t so crazy after all. It simply meant moms out there were doing anything in their power to make sure their kids were healthy and happy.
I started looking into everything I could. I paid attention to what was in the food I purchased, started making things homemade when I could, and I was introduced to essential oils. I needed to find natural ways to boost my kid’s immune systems so they didn’t pass things along to Luke and cause him to have another seizure.
A few years later and we’re still using essential oils. I love how easy they are to use and it’s become a part of our sick routine.
The first sign of a cough or a fever and we immediately start diffusing oils, rub oils on our kids back, and start taking them in our water as well.
We definitely saw improvements in our health overall. Not to mention, if you’re a candle junky like me, you love having your house smell fresh all the time. It’s exactly why my diffuser has become my best friend.
*I use Young Living Oils in my house so everything you see below is using their products. Also, I am NOT A DOCTOR. These are things we do when our kids get sick and merely a suggestion.*
My Go To Diffuser Blends
Wake Momma Up ( 3 Drops of Lemon + 3 Drops of Peppermint)
Sick Days (3 Drops of Purification + 3 Drops Thieves + 2 Drops Lemon)
Yucky Smells (3 Drops of Purification)
Homework Time (2 Drops of Lavender + 2 Drops of Frankincense + 2 Drops of Stress Away)
Bed Time (3 Drops of Lavender)
Our Sick Routine
We filled a roller bottle with coconut oil and 12 drops of peppermint oil. When our kids get a fever we roll it on their spine. It naturally cools your kid’s bodies.
Mix a drop of Digize and coconut oil and rub it on their belly. Young Living also has a kid version of the Digize and that works well too.
Mix 2 drops of lavender and coconut oil and rub it on the affected area. It really helps my kids feel better. My kids have mild eczema, but it works for them and the coconut oil is very moisturizing.
Don’t Get Sick!
Try to stay healthy this season by putting a drop of Thieves oil on your feet in the morning. It’s supposed to help boost your immune system.
If you’re interested in trying it out for yourself, head over and pick up a starter kit. It has all the beginner oils you’ll need to get your family healthy this season! Plus, if you sign up with me I can help you along the way!