Colds are going around and I know we’re next. Kids’ colds, ear infections and runny noses are part of childhood, and I try to treat them as naturally as possible by using essential oils to help my kids feel better as soon as possible. I use essential oils for everything from cleaning the house to treating sleep issues, anxiety and tummy aches, and much more. My kids love essential oils and ask for them all the time.
If you’re new to essential oils, always dilute them more to be safe. In general, children under the age of 2 should not use oils, but I used heavily diluted lavender and chamomile to massage all my children.
For children age 5 and older, the general dilution ratios are as follows:
An immunity roller makes applying immune boosting essential oil easy at any time. To be prepared, you can make one. I always have one roller in my purse and one at home so I can apply it whenever I feel the need for an extra boost. Empty glass rollers can be bought here. By the way, they make great gifts, too☺
- 8 drops purification
- 8 drops thieves
- 5 drop of lemon
- 2 tsp. coconut oil
Mix in roller, and roll along spine, on wrist pulses or on bottoms of feet.
Throat caramels–These little caramels are my kids favorite thing when their throats hurt and I like them because of the healing properties of both ginger and lemon.
- 1 cup honey
- 5 drops essential ginger and lemon
Bring honey to boil in in a sauce pan on medium heat white stirrig. Use a cooking temometer to bring honey to 175c. Remove to heat and add essential oils. Spoon the honey on a parchment paper on a cookie sheet. Make small circles or use a cane silicon mold. Let them cool and harden completely before removing.
Congestion Nasal Inhaler
DIY Nasal Inhaler (Recipe from Family Focus)
- Eucalyptus Essential Oil
- Peppermint Essential Oil
- Lemon Essential Oil
- Nasal Inhaler
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