Right after the hustle and bustle of the holidays, it's 9pm and my 2 year old wakes up, cries and the dreaded stomach bug begins. She threw up everything she ate for about 24 hours. IT. IS. THE. WORST. I immediately grabbed my oils to help soothe her poor little tummy, and it got me thinking of how different things are now with oils. Prior to, I would have just held her tight and prayed that it would be over soon. With oils, I was able to grab the fennel and coriander, diluted with fractionated coconut oil, and massaged it on her little belly. I put some peppermint on her pj's to help the nausea and I grabbed some immune boosting and germ killing oils to help her body fight the bug. This time we used the Stronger blend from the kids collection, and Oregano touch (pre-diluted). I massaged that down her spine. I also alternated with digestzen, our amazing digestion blend. She went from crying and upset to asleep in a matter of minutes. I kept up this protocol for the next few days along with a bland diet while her stomach recovered, adding in probiotics when I could. Just knowing that I could comfort her with natural, safe, products made me so very grateful for these oils. When there's literally nothing else you can do, at least these can provide some comfort and calm, while helping her body recover.
I also applied the oils on my stomach throughout the day, and kept everything sprayed down with my DIY disinfectant spray. I only got a touch of what she had, not anywhere near as bad. I was consistent with the oils and took probiotics a few times a day. One key to using the oils, is consistency is paramount. Just like you can't go to the gym once and be fit, you can't use the oils once and expect them to work. Less oil, more often is the rule of thumb.
Please reach out if you are considering trying oils, they truly are lifesavers when used properly. I provide education and support to ensure you are using them correctly. No pressure, I just want everyone to have these tools in their toolbox. It provides this mama so much relief from the stress of having sick babies.
When I first heard this quote many years ago I was like, wait, what? Ha! I was so confused! But now it makes total sense! When I was using tons of OTC medications, prescription meds, etc. I just assumed they were safe because they were allowed to be sold in stores and um hello DOCTORS were prescribing them. So they must be totally safe right? And those long lists of side effects, those they had to print just in case, but that never really happened, right?
Well you don't know what you don't know.
Turns out, that NSAIDS cause major GI track issues and are responsible for tons of other issues*. I used to pop 800mgs like candy! I also had a host of other medical issues and I was young! After becoming a Mom, and learning that you can't give babies anything, then I researched more and more once I had become aware of this entire lifestyle I was not aware had even existed. I was so surprised at what doctors were prescribing when there were so many other safer options available that worked just that same if not even better. How could they not know that? Well again, they don't know what they don't know. I just read that doctors don't get more than 20 hours of nutritional training during the 8 YEARS they are in school*. So if they aren't being taught about food and are just treating the symptoms of bad diet, too many NSAIDS, how can we expect them to know about all other natural solutions too like essential oils, herbs, and DIET.
Don't get me wrong, Doctors are amazing and I appreciate their knowledge and education, but they simply don't know what they aren't taught and let's be real, we know they don't have much time to learn these things because they are too busy with 100's of patients a day trying to plug up a sink with the faucet on. So if you find a progressive doctor that offers other solutions rather than taking out their prescription pad, that's like striking gold. I love when doctors are well versed in all aspects of medicine and treating the body. Often times, I will go to a doctor to get a diagnosis and then I will see how I could treat the issue with that knowledge. Now, we don't have any major health issues, thank goodness, but we also use modern meds when necessary, which more often than not, it is NOT necessary. And that was a HUGE revelation for me personally.
So these days, I barely take any ibprophen, I treat our families issues with essential oils, herbs and FOOD and the occasional doctor visit when necessary. I have to tell you, we are the healthiest we've ever been. I invite you to do your research and see what you find. It just might be the beginning to something great that can improve all aspects of your life! It's so empowering to have this knowledge and I love learning more each day!
I love using my essential oils for practical uses around the house! Whenever I buy fruit or veggies, I always clean them really good so we aren't getting any gross bacteria or who knows what from the transport trucks and in the grocery stores. Plus sometimes the produce is covered in wax to help preserve it.. um yuck! I try to purchase organic, but it's not always feasible. So I follow the 80/20 rule and I take the dirty 20 list with me when I go grocery shopping. This is always my cleaning process if I do organic or not!
Here's what I use:
1 Large bowl water to cover produce
1/4 cup vinegar
4-8 drops of lemon essential oil or any citrus oil (wild orange, grapefruit, tangerine)
Swirl around and let sit for at least 5 minutes. Then rinse and store in a container with a paper towel to soak up any moisture.
Not only does this clean the produce, but it also makes it last MUCH longer! #winwin
What practical uses do use your oils for around the house?
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Hi! Welcome to my first blog post! I am excited to get on here and share! My name is Corie and I am a wife, mother of two girls, accountant and I also educate people on essential oils. I love treating my family using natural solutions and detoxing my life (in multiple ways!). Its definitely a work in progress. I never used to use anything natural, I was an OTC pill popper, taking a pill for every ailment. I had no idea how bad that was for you and I didn't even know there was another way.
My Mom introduced me to the oils when I was pregnant with my 1st daughter. I left them in the drawer for 6 months. It wasn't until she came to visit that we tried the lavender to help my daughter sleep. Worked SO well! Not much longer after that my doctor wanted me to give my daughter some vitamin d drops. I went and got the brand they recommended and gave her them as directed and she LOST HER MIND. They upset her stomach so much! I was shocked. So I looked at the ingredients.. caramel coloring. What the heck. Why do we care what color these drops are for INFANTS.
I immediately threw them away and began my research. I found some dye free drops with nothing added. Then I began looking into EVERYTHING I was using. Essential oils just fit into that even better than I had ever imagined. I started using them for everything with my daughter, then myself and then my husband and in our home. We use them for immune support, cleaning, cooking, mood, pain, and so much more. Its our first choice of healthcare and it is SO EMPOWERING. Join me on this journey!
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