As much as I hate it when my family isn’t feeling well, there is a distinct closeness that comes from caring for a child or family member during these precious times. And, in the winter, this can be especially true. Steaming broth, hot tea, snuggly blankets, a cool cloth on a feverish brow, and, of course, the soothing scent of essential oils.
Do you want your children to have fond memories of you at their bedside? Because of the way our limbic system works, essential oils can help!
Scents play a powerful role in memories, especially emotional memories. Olfactory input is routed through your amygdala and hippocampus (which process emotion)…” – Dr. Mercola
Frankincense: This oil is one of the oldest oils known to man, dating back to at least the days of Abraham. This precious oil was good enough for Jesus, so it’s good enough for me! One way I use frankincense is to apply it to my child’s temples and neck before praying for them. But frankincense has many, many uses. In fact, if it were the only oil I could have, this would be my first choice!
Thieves: This warm blend of five powerful essential oils has proven itself over and over again in our family; and should be a staple in every home.
We diffuse it, take the Vitality label in capsules, and rub it on the bottoms of our feet. I also make a homemade throat spray that includes Thieves, as well as peppermint and Lemon (all included in the Starter Kit I recommend)!
We also drink at least 2-6 oz. per day of NingXia Red, and we always have something diffusing around the house.
M-Grain layered with Peppermint on the forehead, behind the ears, on the temples, behind the neck, and massaged into the scalp creates an amazing experience!
Just like in the movies, when my family doesn’t feel well, I sit by their bedside with a bowl of cool water (except I add a few drops of peppermint to the washcloth first) and mop their brow, arms, chest, legs, and feet. Not only does the scent help create comforting memories, the cooling effect of peppermint feels great on overheated skin.
And don’t forget homemade chicken bone broth! Check out my recipe HERE.
God has created our immune systems in such an amazing way! We need to keep them strong and supported! And, since stress negatively affects the immune system, comfort and nurture are crucial during these times!
Since “going natural” in our diet, detoxing our home, and turning all “oily,” we’ve adopted an overall healthier lifestyle, and we feel amazing!
I’m thankful to have learned about Young Living and the blessing of the infused lifestyle, let me know if I can help you get started too!
*I only recommend Young Living Therapeutic Grade Essential Oils, since lower quality oils may even be toxic, and should never be used internally or on children. Read your labels. Young Living Essential Oils that are labeled as “vitality oils” are intended for internal use.