DIY Essential Oil Rub To Avoid the Holiday Sniffles

Looking for a way to stay healthy this holiday season? Try this DIY essential oil rub to keep those holiday sniffles at bay!

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I still remember my daughter lying on the couch on Christmas day listening to the rest of the family enjoy the festivities in the other room. A very not-so-merry virus had hit her and she couldn’t enjoy that holiday much at all. And I was right by her side sharing in her misery, because that’s what moms do.

Things could have been worse and I’m a firm believer that we can find something to be thankful for in every situation, BUT I like my children to be well as much as possible, and especially when they are looking forward to an event, such as a holiday!

My children do take vitamins, homemade probiotics, immune herbs, and eat healthy foods to support their system, but I also like to incorporate essential oils!

I’m going to share a simple DIY essential oil rub that you can use especially this holiday time of year when candy and baking are plentiful and your kids need that extra immune boost!

DIY Essential Oil Rub For the Holiday Sniffles

Let’s first talk about the power of these oils!

Clove Essential Oil

Use to relieve nausea, fight germs and bacteria. Buy here

Do not use this oil under age 2.

Lemon Essential Oil

When I think of lemon oil, my first thoughts go to its awesome smell and how great it works in homemade cleaners and room sprays, but this oil is also a good choice for illness! It’s a disinfectant, and it promotes lymphatic drainage, which helps you get over colds faster! Buy here

Cinnamon Essential Oil

Besides smelling like Christmas, cinnamon essential oil is also cleansing, relaxing, and helps support the respiratory system. Buy here

Do not use on children under age 10.

Eucalyptus Essential Oil

Eucalyptus is a great disinfectant, and also relieves colds and stuffy noses. Buy here

Do not use under age 10.

Rosemary Essential Oil

Rosemary relieves congestion and coughs, as well as having antibacterial, antifungal, and antiviral properties. It is said that judges in the middle ages burned rosemary to ward off any illnesses that people may bring to the place of judging. Using the essential oil has the same benefits! Buy here

Do not use on children under 10.

Tea Tree Essential Oil

This oil contains terpinen, the active ingredient responsible for the antibacterial, antiviral, and antifungal properties. Tea tree oil is probably the first essential oil I was introduced to years ago. We still use it to protect ourselves from viruses, bacteria, and mold by inhaling itBuy here

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Immune Essential Oil Blend

Ingredients

20 drops clove essential oil
15 drops lemon essential oil
10 drops cinnamon essential oil
8 drops eucalyptus essential oil
5 drops rosemary essential oil
5 drops tea tree essential oil
6 oz. carrier oil (such as coconut, olive, jojoba, sweet almond, etc.)

Directions

  1. Blend ingredients in a dark glass container.
  2. Rub on soles of feet to prevent and help heal illnesses.

Immune Essential Oil Blend
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Ingredients
  1. 20 drops clove essential oil
  2. 15 drops lemon essential oil
  3. 10 drops cinnamon essential oil
  4. 8 drops eucalyptus essential oil
  5. 5 drops rosemary essential oil
  6. 5 drops tea tree essential oil
  7. 6 oz. carrier oil (such as coconut, olive, jojoba, sweet almond, etc.)
Instructions
  1. Blend ingredients in a dark glass container. Rub on soles of feet to prevent and help heal illnesses.
Notes
  1. If using on children under the age of 10, omit the essential oils that are not safe on those ages and adjust the carrier oil amount.
  2. To diffuse, omit the carrier oil and add essential oils to diffuser.
  3. For a room spray, add the essential oils to 6 oz. of water.
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How To Stop Vomiting, Viruses, and More

How To Stop Vomiting, Viruses, and More | Jills Home Remedies | Don't let viruses keep you down! Learn how to stop vomiting, viruses, and more!

We’ve recently had a terrible virus sweeping the area, and if you’ve experienced it too-I feel for ya! There’s nothing my girls hate more than having the throw-ups. Ugh. As a mom, I want to do all that I can to help my children feel better as fast as possible and not suffer so much when they are sick. I know you do too. Today I’m going to show you how to stop vomiting, viruses and more!

“Mommy, can’t you please do something to make me feel better?” was the sweet plea of one of my girls last week. This virus that hit her was not the kind where you throw up once and feel better. She was vomiting on and on and I felt helpless. I had applied diluted peppermint oil to her stomach and was having her inhale it, plus I was giving her colloidal silver to help keep the virus from multiplying itself throughout her body. Besides making sure she stayed hydrated, I was at a loss of what else to do. I needed something that would take action fast and bring her on the mend.

Sure I have cabinets full of herbs and homemade medicine, but when a person feels really nauseous it’s difficult to get them to take too much – natural or not. Taking anything can make a person feel worse and many times it just comes right back up.

Then it dawned on me. There WAS something I had not given her that is perfect for vomiting and viruses! Why had I not thought of it before? It was one of those slap-yourself-on-the-forehead moments. Activated charcoal to the rescue! 

According to Beeyoutiful’s website, “…charcoal is a highly purified, powdered, virgin activated carbon produced from selected grades of bituminous coal and thermally activated under carefully controlled conditions.” I don’t understand the terminology of all that, but I do know that it’s amazing stuff and I’ve used it for more than one thing around the house. It’s a must-have for all medicine cabinets. 

Now before you go grab charcoal off the barbeque grill, let me tell you that that kind of charcoal is not safe to eat – it can even be lethal. You want to buy safe food-grade activated charcoal to keep on hand at all times. It is useful for so many things but today I’m focusing on how to use it to stop vomiting and viruses. And the great news is that it can even be safely used for babies!

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How To Stop Vomiting, Viruses, and More

To stop my daughter’s vomiting, I stirred about a teaspoon of the charcoal into a glass of water and she drank as much as she could. She said she felt so much better and only threw up once more after that. How I wish I’d thought of it from the very start of her illness, but sometimes my brain doesn’t work as it’s supposed to. ;) If she had continued to throw up, I would have had her drink as much charcoal water as she could manage every time after she threw up. But the great thing about charcoal, is that it stops the vomiting so you shouldn’t need to repeat it much if at all! As a side note: Sometimes the vomit or a bowel movement can be black from the charcoal you consumed. This is totally OK and normal, so don’t freak out! :)

Also, you can mix the charcoal water with juice for children that may not care for the chalky taste.

How to Prevent a Virus

After my daughter became sick, the whole rest of the family drank a glass of charcoal water each day for a few days as a prevention. We had likely contracted the virus ourselves and the charcoal will grab the virus from our bodies and get rid of it before it can take hold. Only one of my other girls became sick but she did not even vomit one time and was much, much less sick. The rest of us stayed well. Yay for charcoal!

There are two basic ways to use charcoal in situations of vomiting and viruses: capsules and powder.

The Benefits of Charcoal Capsules

Charcoal capsules will not work as immediately as the powder, but they are a good choice if you have someone that just cannot drink the powder in water. Charcoal does not have much of a taste but some may not be able to handle the gritty type texture, especially if they are very nauseous. (My daughter was able to drink it fine though.) Plus, capsules are always convenient to grab on the go or when traveling. If you know you have been exposed to a virus, taking a few capsules can be very effective. Buy Activated Charcoal Capsules here.

The Benefits of Powdered Charcoal

Even if you have charcoal capsules on hand, I recommend always keeping the powdered form on hand as well. Not only can powdered charcoal be used on external wounds, you also want the powder on hand for more serious situations like poisoning. The great thing about the charcoal powder is that it will immediately absorb toxins, viruses, and poisoning, whereas capsules take longer to digest. You can buy good food-grade activated charcoal here and here.

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How To Use Charcoal for Vomiting and Viruses

How much charcoal to use really depends on how serious the situation is. For a situation like vomiting or viruses, I use the following amounts.

Baby – 1/4 teaspoon charcoal 
Small Child – 1/2 teaspoon charcoal
Child – 1 teaspoon charcoal
Adults – 1 tablespoon charcoal 

Buy activated charcoal here or here.

Directions

  • Stir desired amount of charcoal into a glass of water and drink.
  • For infants, shake charcoal into a bottle of water or formula.
  • Repeat once a day for a few days as a prevention.
  • For sick patients, repeat after each vomiting episode as needed.

Caution: If you take medication, be sure to not consume any charcoal for 2 hours before or after taking medication as it will absorb the medication.

Charcoal For Vomiting and Viruses
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Ingredients
  1. Baby - 1/4 teaspoon charcoal
  2. Small Child - 1/2 teaspoon charcoal
  3. Child - 1 teaspoon charcoal
  4. Adults - 1 tablespoon charcoal
Instructions
  1. Stir desired amount of charcoal into a glass of water and drink.
  2. For an infant, shake charcoal into a bottle of water or formula.
  3. Repeat once a day for a few days as a prevention.
  4. For sick patients, repeat after each vomiting episode as needed.
Notes
  1. Caution: If you take medication, be sure to not consume any charcoal for 2 hours before or after taking medication as it will absorb the medication.
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Let me know any natural remedy you use for viruses in the comments below!

RESOURCES

Healthy Living for the Real World. (n.d.). Retrieved January 16, 2017, from http://www.beeyoutiful.com/

Charcoal Remedies. (n.d.). Retrieved January 16, 2017, from http://www.charcoalremedies.com/

How To Protect Yourself Against Viruses, Bacteria, Mold

 Research shows that Tea Tree Oil is:
  • antiseptic
  • antibacterial
  • antiviral
  • antifungal
It kills viruses, bacteria, mold, mildew and fungus.  
I use this oil for many different things, and one way is deep inhalation.  

Breathing Tea Tree Oil can help kill viruses, mold, etc., and help prevent them from entering the nasal passages.  I like to have my family breathe it in deeply before we go in public, especially if I know something is going around. I use it to help protect against germs at home too.  

What we do is breathe deeply through one nostril at a time for 5 seconds each.  

This wonderful essential oil helps protect for a few hours, so I like to carry it in my purse to use if we are gone for several hours.  Tea Tree Oil also opens nasal passages and helps clear congestion.  It’s a good idea to place a few drops on a tissue or cloth so you can hold it up against your nose and use as often as needed – this is especially good to do for congestion.
What do you use Tea Tree oil for?


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