Thursday, February 2, 2017

Essential Oils & Mason's Latest Cold

If you've been in our office over the past few months you may have heard us talking more and more about essential oils. We've been using them at home and have been thrilled with how they have been benefitting our family. I thought I'd share our latest oil "win" in case any of you could use this right now.

Last weekend, Mason seemed to be fighting something - he had a small cough, a little runny nose and just a little more "blah" than usual. Usually, we'd wait and see if it developed into something more or went away on its own. But this time I decided to reference an essential oil book that we had recently picked up to see if there was something that could give him a little relief. I found a blend using Eucalyptus (one of my favorite oils!) and Pine that was supposed to eliminate chest congestion and help clear out the sinuses.

The recipe called for:
• 2 1/2 ounces carrier oil (we have grape seed oil)
• 10 drops eucalyptus essential oil (we use Young Living - found here)
• 10 drops pine essential oil (we use Young Living - found here)

So we mixed it together and put a little on his chest. He enjoys using essential oils so it wasn't a struggle to get him to agree. After a bit, we noticed his cough seemed to subside and he seemed to perk up. What I found most amazing, was later that day Mason actually asked me for a little more oil on his chest because he could tell how much better it made him feel! I thought that was amazing. We used it a few times a day for the next few days and now his cough is gone. No trips to the doctor. No missed school days. Can't ask for much more than that!

- Kristen

4 comments:

  1. Good information! Is the recipe the same for an adult using the blend?

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  2. great question! the recipe was an adult blend, so it would work perfect for you.
    we diluted ours just a bit more and started by using just a little bit on mason, just in case, and it worked great for him.

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  3. Thank you! I am excited to have a more natural option to try the next time I have a cold.

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