I found a new way to help my kids colds! I have tried different home remedies over the years (4 kids = many colds) but I think that I have found the best one yet. The fastest one, anyways. My 5 year old daughter woke up sneezing and with a runny nose one day. I rubbed 1 drop On Guard on the bottom of her feet, and then gave her a small glass of water with 1 drop On Guard and 1 drop Lemon essential oil in it. That was all we did that day, because we were gone all day. But within an hour of dosing her, she stopped sniffing, and didn’t sniff the rest of the day.
The next morning she had a little runny nose again, so we repeated the protocol. That night I rubbed more oil on her feet before bed, and the 3rd day we repeated the dose. but every day an hour or less after I gave her the oils, I noticed that her nose wasn’t running anymore. Today is day 4 and she is fine. I really believe that the oil cleared it up so quickly. There is actual research that shows that this grade of pure essential oils can penetrate the virus cell and has a significant effect on symptoms of influenza viruses. (edit: I had a link to a research article, but it has now been removed. FDA regulations, you know)
UPDATE: I originally wrote this several years ago, and recently the company I buy from has released a nifty roll-on bottle of On-Guard! This is so handy. I give the kids a swipe at the first sign of a sickness.
NOTE: please be careful what oils you ingest!!
If you would like to order some On Guard to keep your kidlets healthy and happy this winter, here’s my store: www.mydoterra.com/kayschrock
*These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.
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