I was a skeptic.
When I first heard about all natural remedies and essential oils I thought they were quack.
(Read on to hear my not so short story, or just skip to the end if you are already a believer.)
But I was desperate. Ever since my son was born, he seemed to pick up any cold within a hundred mile radius and introduce it to his lungs. A normal cold for any other kid, would go straight to his lungs and he had to be on breathing treatments just to get enough oxygen. This had happened about once a month since birth. What to do? I made my three other children wash their hands right when they got home from school, I stopped taking him out in public and when I went shopping, I loaded up my stroller instead of a grocery cart to try and protect him from coming into contact with more germs and getting sick again. These didn’t help.
I started panicking a bit when our trip to Disneyland got closer. How was I going to protect him from germs at Disneyland!?! I finally caved and called my friend (who had previously mentioned essential oils and I thought was crazy) for an emergency bottle of essential oil.
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I started rubbing his feet with essential oil a couple nights before we left and then every morning and night while we were there. Did it work? He started coughing the second day we were there and had a little runny nose. I kept rubbing. The next day it was gone. Coughing and runny nose ALWAYS lead to at least a week of being sick and most likely breathing treatments in the past. I couldn’t believe it. In fact I called our Dr. when the coughing started and he called in a prescription for treatments. I picked it up later that day, but never used it. He didn’t need it. Even our cousins that went with us got sick, but not my son. I should have trusted it then, but the skeptic in me still said it was a fluke. But I kept rubbing just in case. 😉 He has only been sick two times since I started rubbing his feet and even then, it was only for one – two days max and NO breathing treatments.
Could it be that he is just getting older and able to fight off the bugs better, sure. I am sure that is part of it. But that wouldn’t explain why my other kids haven’t gotten sick either. As soon as they complain of a sore throat or any mild symptom, I start rubbing their feet with Theives and it helps!. I have even been able to get rid of my own stomache aches with the digest blend and skin breakouts with melaleuca. I relied on Sudafed every time I had a stuffy nose until they started selling it behind the counter and it didn’t work anymore. I didn’t think anything else would work, until I tried Breathe. Cleared me right up. I don’t know, it seems like everything I try works. The more I talk about it, the more I meet people who have had the same experiences.
In fact, Alysha asked you to finish this sentence on facebook, The best tip I’ve learned for zapping a cold fast is……a lot of you said you use essential oils.
It is crazy and the skeptic in me still wants to say it is a fluke, and believe me, I am still looking for an excuse as to why it is working other than it actually works – but I haven’t found one yet.
I am not trying to cure anyone. I am just wanting to share something that has helped our family.
Try it and you may. Try it and you may, I say.
Then come back and let me know what you think. I would love to hear your stories.
In the meantime…
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