For Christmas, Santa gave us all the sniffles. Fortunately, I knew we’d been exposed and started applying essential oils in advance. I truly think it’s been the difference in keeping me upright. I usually get an illness the worst, but I’ve been able to keep going and take care of folks this time around. Glory!
That being said, it’s 9:41 and we’re all still in our jammies… from two days ago. So it’s not like I’m running marathons over here.
We’ve used baths to bring down fevers and help folks feel better. I used this detox bath recipe and then added five drops each of lavender, melaleuca, and eucalyptus. Just a heads up, I actually got a headache when I did this for myself because of the detoxing. But my kids loved it and seemed to perk up afterward. For myself next time, I’ll probably skip the baking soda.
I’m rubbing lemon and clove on everybody’s feet a few times a day and they get a smear of eucalyptus across their nose if they’re stuffy. This gives them plenty of respiratory support to feel better.
And just for funsies, I made oatmeal for all the sore throats yesterday and threw a few drops of a protective blend in the pot. I added Craisins and it really did taste like Christmas for breakfast with all of the wild orange, cloves, and cinnamon. Everybody but one loved it. Not sure it had any health benefits, but it’s something I’ll do again because it tasted good.
We’ll keep on shuffling through and be up and at ‘em soon. Hope the rest of you are healthy!
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