Mom, I don’t feel well . . .
Runny noses, sneezing, coughs, nausea, vomiting, earaches, eye infections and sore throats. What child hasn’t missed school with symptoms such as these? Beyond the nuisance of routine illness and having to see children suffer, the collective cost of over-the-counter drugs, doctor visits, prescription drugs, and parents’ sick-days to care for their children is inestimable.
If there was a way you could help keep your children healthy and quickly recover from illness, saving them misery and saving you money on medications and missed work in the process, wouldn’t you at least want to give it a try?
Check out the Top 5 Reasons Children Miss School (as reported by the Mayo Clinic) and our proven solutions:
1. Common Cold
Modern medical authorities admit that there is no cure for the common cold. What they mean to say, however, is that there is no pharmaceutical drug that can cure the cold. We have been conditioned to run to the drug store or to the doctor for a pill or syrup to cover up our symptoms when we get sick. Further, the overuse of antibiotics is contributing to the development of antibiotic-resistant super-bugs.
There’s a much better solution. Therapeutic-grade essential oils (not cheap, perfume-grade oils available at health food stores and elsewhere) can be a powerful help. Some essential oils, such as our Thieves blend, have been university tested and found to kill bacteria and viruses. Others can open the respiratory tract. With these essential oils, you will get your child up and running in no time!
Thieves – Use 1-2 drops on the feet daily as a preventive measure. Diffuse for 15-30 minutes 2-3x/day to kill airborne microbes. Dilute 50/50 in olive oil and apply on throat and lymph glands to speed healing.
Peppermint – 1-2 drops on the feet has been shown to lower fever within 15 minutes in most cases (dilute in olive oil for small child or baby). Drop on pillow before bed to open sinuses while sleeping (this is too strong for children under 2). Diffuse, for older children and teens dab diluted over sinuses if they are clogged.
Lemon – Drop 1-2 drops directly on tongue and swallow. Place a few drops in hot water with honey (lemon juice optional) for a soothing tea. Diffuse.
Frankincense – Inhale. Diffuse. Apply a few drops to the chest with a hot compress to break up congestion. (A hot compress consists of a hot wet washcloth over essential oils on the chest followed by a layer of saran wrap and a towel. Let it sit for 5-10 minutes.) Dilute 50/50 in olive oil for small child or baby.
2. Stomach Flu
Few things are worse than a child with diarrhea, vomiting, and fever. Not only is it unbearable to watch a child suffer so much, but complications including severe dehydration and excessive weight loss can result from the stomach flu. With these essential oils, your child’s experience with the stomach flu is very likely to be much shorter and sweeter.
Peppermint – Massage over the stomach (dilute for children under 2). For older children, have them take a drop in a glass of water every few hours. Apply to stomach reflexes of feet, which are located on the bottom of the foot exactly between the big toes and heels. Inhale. Diffuse
Thieves – Apply 1-2 drops 2x/day to feet. Take 2-3 drops internally 2-3x/day in water or in homemade capsules diluted with a few drops of olive oil. Diffuse.
3. Ear Infection
Chronic earaches in children can lead to many days of missed school for the kids, and days of sick leave for mom or dad. They are painful to the child, and chronic ear infections can put quite a strain on the pocketbook with repeated doctor’s visits, prescriptions, and even surgeries in some cases.
How much better to nip earaches in the bud with any of these essential oils –
Choose an oil and apply 1-2 drops behind the ears (along the bony ridge and past the jaw line) 2-3x/day. Dilute 1-2 drops of essential oil with warm olive oil on a cotton ball, and place it in the ear socket overnight. Apply 1-2 drops to bases of 3rd and 4th toes, which corresponds with the ear reflexes. Never pour essential oils inside the ear canal.
4. Pink Eye
Crusted over, itchy, oozy eyes are no fun for anyone. Even diffusing our essential oils in your child’s bedroom while they sleep while help heal this condition in no time!
Purification, lavender, frankincense, and Thieves may be used to help heal up pink eye or conjunctivitis, and have helped many people heal extremely quickly from these infections while avoiding antibiotics.
Diffuse, or apply strait or diluted around the eye socket 2-3x/day for a few days, taking care not to get in the eyes. Apply to base of 2nd and 3rd toes, the areas that correspond to the eye reflexes.
5. Sore Throat
As annoying as it may be, a sore throat is our body’s way of telling us it is working hard to fight something off. Train your child to tell you as soon as they feel any scratchiness or pain in their throat so with using the essential oils, full-blown illness might be avoided.
Thieves – Dilute 50/50 and apply to outside of throat and over glands. Older children may take a drop in a glass of water 2-3x/day. Really hard-core people (adults and teens) may place a couple of drops on the tongue, swallow, and drink a glass of water to wash it down. Don’t try this last one with little kids.
Lemon – Drop 1-2 drops directly on tongue and swallow. Place a few drops in hot water with honey (lemon juice optional) for a soothing tea.
No exaggeration –
These essential oils are the most powerful remedies — natural or otherwise — that I have ever come across!
“My 3 year old granddaughter woke up with a fever, obviously coming down with something. I mixed Thieves oilwith [olive oil] and rubbed it on her feet, back and chest, followed with peppermint oil on her feet. I just held her and rocked her for a few minutes. Then she was up and around. In a matter of minutes I literally watched the light come back into her eyes, the fever go away, and our happy little girl come back. I continued to use the oils throughout the day and she did not get sick as usual.”
- Susan H, CA
“One of my husband’s high school basketball players got a violent stomach virus the night before a big game. I asked the young man’s father if I could bring over some oils before they gave him over-the-counter medicine.
I had the boy, age 17, ingest a vegetable capsule with five drops of Thieves, gave him some peppermint to rub on his abdomen and inhale for nausea, and Purification for his feet, as well as a packet of NingXia Red.. About 1 a.m. his fever broke, and he showered and slept peacefully. He got up for school feeling better and even had breakfast. He had no symptoms throughout the day and had a great game in the victory against our cross-town rival.”
- Laura H, TX
“Out of the blue one Sunday my 3 year old son told me his ear hurt, minutes later he started screaming and hitting his ear all the way home from grandma’s. As soon as we got home I got out the lavender oil, and massaged it gently around his ear. I did this every hour until he seemed to be resting comfortably. I had started at 7pm, and by 10:30 pm, he was acting like his old self again. Since then he has had no ear pain.
I took him to the doctor 2 days later, just to make sure everything was ok, and the doc said, his ear was still slightly inflamed, but no more infection. I was very pleased.”
Selena K, QB
“One morning my 9 year old son woke up with a bad case of pink eye. His eye was itching, the skin around it was puffy, and the white of the eye was turning a lovely shade of pink. In years past we would have taken him to the doctor for prescription antibiotic eye drops–at a substantial cost of time and money. This time, we put a just drop or two of Purification around the outside of the eye socket (NOT in the eye or even very close to the eye). His eyes watered a little bit but that settled down pretty quickly.
In a few minutes we sent him to take his shower, and when he came downstairs dressed for the day there was NO redness or swelling at ALL–and no more itching! You wouldn’t know he had ever had pink eye.
We continued to apply the Purification oil blend about 3 times a day for the next few days just to insure that the Pink Eye did not return. He hasn’t had a problem since!
I am prone to eye infections in one eye myself. Purification has saved me hundreds of dollars in doctor bills and expensive ophthalmic antibiotic drops in the last few years.”
- Evangeline R, TX
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Julie Behling-Hovdal is a reflexologist/holistic healer and founder of Essential Survival where she teaches people how to prepare for the #1 cause of death in the event of an economic collapse — lack of access to medicines. In 2005 Julie was able to get off 4 prescription drugs and heal from a 6-year stint of Chronic Fatigue Syndrome and fibromyalgia with products from Young Living Essential Oils. Get a free copy of her report “Fast Track Survival Medicines” at http://essentialsurvival.org/fast-track-survival-medicines/.
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