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 leasthieves_vitality_plaguet 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)!

ningxia red pouringWe 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 mopPlace to wash up with white jug and bowl for water and a rugged cloth to dry with. Timber facade with copy space. 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 arebone-broth2 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 mayAllAboutThieves_Infographic_US_0216_sk-1 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.

caleb and mommyTo get started using therapeutic grade essential oils with your family, I recommend purchasing Young Living’s amazing Premium Starter Kit! This way, you’ll enjoy wholesale prices all the time! It includes eleven of Young Living’s most popular essential oil singles and blends, a valuable ultrasonic diffuser (alone worth at least $100.00!), essential oil samples for sharing, and 2 NingXia Red antioxidant drinks!

In addition, when you choose any of Young Living’s Premium Starter Kits, I will personally send you a WELCOME PACKAGE filled with all sorts of helpful and valuable resource materials and goodies! I am here to support you on your essential oil journey! Get started now!

By the way, I am not a doctor – just a mom who uses essential oils in her own family. Please know that any information provided on The Common Scents Mom is for educational purposes only. It is not intended to prescribe, diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease, nor replace current medical treatment or drugs prescribed by your healthcare professional. The statements made have not been evaluated by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA). It is your responsibility to educate yourself and address any health or medical needs you may have with your physician. Please seek professional help when needed.