I found a new way to relieve runny nose and coughing for my kids. I have tried different home remedies over the years, 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.
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.
If you struggle with seasonal threats – I have a home remedy you really need to try! It is so simple and easy. And it works. At least for us. Non-toxic, natural, organic, and all that fun stuff.
Before you get all glassy-eyed, let me just say… normally, I am not a ‘health nut’. (No offense to all my many health-nut friends, I love you guys!) I like to eat moderately healthy, I don’t go to the Dr much, I cook from scratch, etc, etc. But I am not all focused and zen-like about my body and what goes or doesn’t go into it. I mean, I believe our bodies are meant to be cared for in a reasonable manner, and then USED. So yeah.
However, I have a daughter who has had allergies and asthma ever since she was 2 years old. Severe asthma, actually. We have ended up in the hospital with her, and many, many nights of little sleep and much wheezing. She was being given n more and more drugs to calm her lungs down. I don’t mind them – per se, but they are a pain to remember, and she hated them. Hated them, I tell you! She would forget to take them, or not take the full amount. So when we would get a check up, the Dr was always saying: “You have to take these faithfully!” (It’s true – we were horrid patients. My apologies to the nice Dr…I just forget to give them!)
So, when I heard about essential oils, I thought: “Hey, why not?!” I was truly skeptical. I always am. But guess what? They worked. They provided the relief she was needing.
She has used this essential oil trio for 8 months now and it still works. We still forget – she sometimes takes it 2-3x a day, and other days she takes it only once. And when she forgets to take it, she still sneezes. But I can tell her to go take her essential oils, and she cheerfully does. She doesn’t mind them at all.
Her daily regimen:
Method 1: (quick results) 2 drops lavender, 2 drops Peppermint, 2 drops Lemon. Put the essential oils in a shot glass of water or juice, and swallow. Use caution when taking this way. We have had no ill effects, but some people have experienced burning of the esophagus, so I suggest taking the capsule.
Method 2: (slower effect) One TriEase capsule.
Important note;Many essential oils in the store or online can contain filler oils. Sure, they say “100% pure oil’, but part of that oil is often some other kind of oil. My rule of thumb is that if it says ‘not for internal use’, then I don’t use it for that. doTERRA oils have a ‘Supplement Facts’ label – just like any food product. So just be careful what essential oils you ingest!
I hope you can find relief from itchy eyes, runny nose, and sneezing, as well!
Questions? Contact me. I would love to answer any questions you may have. Or go to my online store to buy some of the best quality oils you can find, in my opinion.