The time of year when colds, coughs and flu bugs are flying around. Here are a few tips to treating them the natural way.
My Mommer had a persistent cough that she has had for months, it wouldn't go away, I think she should have bought stock in a cough drop company because she was using so many of them! So when she ordered the OnGuard throat drops, which I have yet to try, I wasn't surprised. A few weeks later though when we were chatting on the phone she told me that her cough was gone, the only thing she has done differently was the OnGuard Throat drops and OnGuard hand soap. Needless to say I think those will be the only cough drops she will be buying again :)
One of our favorite ways to deal with an oncoming, or sore, scratchy throat is a hot cup of our "sore throat" Tea. That is what my Kiddos ask for when they wake up with a sore throat. Here is a recipe for that-
Sore Throat Tea
1. Pour hot water into a mug with a chamomile tea bag, after that is done steeping add 2 drops of OnGuard Essential Oil.
2. Add 1 drop of Lemon EO for flavor and additional anti-bacterial properties.
3. Add a teaspoon of raw honey to help soothe (don't use raw honey for kids under 2.)
This tea with OnGuard, honey and lemon is a gentle, soothing remedy that really helps to sooth sore throats.
Another great essential oil that acts as a cough suppressant is Lime, it's excellent to use at night when you need your sleep. Add 2 drops to a glass of water before bedtime.
Coconut ColdCare Rub
4) 2 drops Myrrh or Rosemary (to reduce mucous)
Mix a group of oils from the list above with 3-4 T. of coconut oil and apply every 2 hours to your chest, back or on the bottom of feet and cover with socks.
1 drop of Oregano
1 drop of Oregano
1 drop Lemon
1 drop Peppermint
Add to a shot glass of water and gargle for 1 to 2 minutes and swallow, do this as needed.
We have had one very minor bought of stomach flu this year, not of us was sicker than 12 hours. At the first hint of Nausea DigestZen was rubbed onto the stomach, and I put OnGuard and Lemon EO's in my diffuser. I also used a disinfecting spray for cleaning to kill of any lingering germs.
Disinfecting Cleaning Spray
2c. distilled, or boiled and cooled water
10 drops OnGuard EO blend
4 drops Lemon EO
Put in a cleaning spray bottle, shake each time before using.
Chest Cold Rub
1/8c. Avocado Oil
1/2t. Vitamin E oil
15 drops Cypress EO
12 drops Eucalyptus EO
8 drops Lime EO
5 drops Peppermint EO
Heat Avocado Oil and Beeswax in a class container in the microwave for 30 seconds, stir, heat for 30 seconds more. Stir until beeswaxis melted, add in vitamin E. Let cool until it starts to get cloudy, stir in the Eo's. Store tightly covered. Rub onto chest and back over lungs.
Some Great EO's to diffuse are- Breathe, Eucalyptus, or OnGuard.
I hope this info will be of help to others I know it has
been for my family : )