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.