It can be a freighting time when your child is sick. It is important to know when it’s time to treat at home and what constitutes an emergency. If action is taken early on many emergency action may be prevented. A quick reference guide to fever shows when to be alarmed. Otherwise, many home remedies and herbs may be just what is needed to boost the little ones through the other side and speed up recovery.
Here are my favorite go to herbs for child cold, flu, fever and infection. The idea is to be prepared rather than panicked at the time of need. Do your research and have on hand many of these for such an occassion. Infections are common and can be squashed before they take over and those pesky antibiotics are recommended.
Grapefruit seed extract is a safe and healthy alternative to oral or topical antibiotics. Oregano and thyme oil can also prove effective topically. (A very strong oral antibiotic but just as deadly to your good bacteria that make up your immune system. -use with caution under supervision of a naturalpath or specialist only)
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Our skin is the largest detox organ of our body. Once I accepted this, I started taking detox baths every night until my skin cleared up nicely. I simply used a recommended bath I had heard about online and added some essential oils for fragrance.
My mom has used oils for years for massage therapy, but I had just thought they were used for their scent alone. I just hadn’t grasped the healing properties they hold until this year.
Here’s my nightly detox bath soak
- 1/4 cup Mule Team Borax
- 1/4 cup hydrogen peroxide
- 5 drops of essential oils (optional)
I followed my bath by drying completely and rubbing vodka and thyme and cloves essential oils on any dry spots, zits, moles, and skin tags then applying a cream I had made with ingredients from Mom’s Stuff Salve on my eczema. I had tried it before from my mom and loved it so much that I made my own. My homemade salve was still no match to the real time tested formula, so I ordered my own.
These are some suggestions on detoxing essential oils
More suggestions for detox baths
- 1/4 cup epsom salt
- Essential oils (optional)
Other people use different combinations of detox baths
- Apple cider vinegar
- 20 Mule Team Borax
- Epsom salt
- Sea salt
- Terpentine (pure natural)
- Added essential oils
Sign up with Young Living essential oils and recieve discounts and begin earning points and be apart of my team. I signed up and bought the start up kit because I wanted several of the starter pack oils and a air diffuser which sanitizes the air.
Also buy essential oils local. But not all are created equal. Just know the source and find as clean a product as possible.
Contact me with any questions.
BORAX IS AMAZING STUFF!!!
Other uses for 20 Mule Team Borax
During my journey for health I had asked my husband, who is a lead technician for a 24 hour restoration company that deals with mold, to bring me home something that I could use for the surface mold in my basement shower. He had always bragged about the amazing, safe and natural products he used for work and I had to test it myself.
It took him a few months to finally bring me home the CHEMICAL. I was so excited to read the ingredients. Thymol (a component of thyme oil) and lemon. I had to laugh. Here, this powerful non toxic product was used by the professionals to treat child care centers, hospitals and molds and fungus. It is a virucidal, bactericidal, fungicidal, tuberculocidal and even kills HIV on precleaned surfaces. It is safe to use on food surfaces and no hazard or FDA approval on the bottle. I used it for the mold and got some on my hands, on my eczema and it tingled and burned like mad. A bad thing right?
I was wrong. My eczema turned a page and began to clear up. I was so excited. Natural, safe and effective at treating my eczema and mold. I discovered a wonder product by accident. Actually, God gave me this amazing dicovery because He loves us all and I had been asking for answers and healing. I was desperate and open to whatever He would show me.
BUT WAIT… If this product “kills” eczema, than there must be a cure for it completely. After all, this product KILLS HIV and 99.99% of germs…
Must be pretty powerful stuff. Right? Please dilute your Thyme oil. Only a little is needed. After all 0.23 % of this gallon bottle was thymol. The rest was water and scent…
I use Young Living essential oils to clean my house and bath in as well as for healing.
You can use any oils, herbs, or whatever you would like. Just be cautious of your source.