You all know our love of essential oils, we’ve talked about them in depth here and shared our Summertime recipes here. We knew we wanted to share cold weather remedies because that is the time of year we seem to use them the very most. Germs run wild and we find ourselves congregating indoors where viruses are passed from friend to friend. To reiterate, we don’t condone using essential oils only, but in tandem with regular doctor visits. We’ve simply found that having an extra at-home remedy really empowers us as parents and of course, they really do work wonders.
On Guard is our very favorite blend for so many reasons. It smells amazing and very Christmassy so diffusing it in our homes is no problem. But this oil’s number feature is Immune Support which is so vital this time of year. The blend has Cinnamon, Clove bud,
Eucalyptus globulus, Rosemary, and Wild Orange. DoTerra makes so many awesome products with this blend, toothpaste, laundry detergent, and these mini pills that are a surge of Immunity boosters.
Keep germs off toys and belongings and surfaces with Purify. This blend is a combination of Lemon, Lime, Pine, Citronella, Melaleuca, and Cilantro essential oils. When diffused, Purify Cleansing Blend is cleansing and then also help eliminates odors from pets, trash and whatever your kids throw your way. (Hopefully not actually thrown.)
Lemon oil is one that is proven to detox and cleanse on a cellular level. Cellular health is vital for the function of virtually everything our bodies do daily, so putting a few drops in your water is a great way to keep it working all day long.
For colds and coughs you can use Melaleuca for sore throats, Breathe + Lime for congestion, Eucalyptus for stuffy noses and Lavender for runny ones.
And because it doesn’t matter what time of year it is, we all need lots of sleep to stay healthy. Spray your pillows before bed with Serenity for a nice calming effect.
Another one we swear by is Buried Treasure’s ACF (Acute Cold and Flu) liquids. Safe for kids and adults it’s a jolt to your immune system and our kids that take this have yet to have the flu three years running. Mix these with grape juice and freeze into popsicle mold and your kids will think it’s dessert. Find them here or in your local health food store… Children’s ACF and Buried Treasure ACF for adults.
Looking for quick info on essential oils and not in the mood to read? Check out this info graphic we’d posted last year:
Do you have any oils or blends or special remedies you love to use? If you have any questions email us hello @ smallfryblog.com We know there are plenty of parents out there looking for answers and options. Here’s to a healthy Winter season!