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Colds (the Common Cold) - 2

Sinus Massage

  • This can only be used on children over 3 years of age
    Smooth a tiny amount of the following mix over the nose, sinus area of the upper cheek, and above the eyebrows. Use very little at a time, being careful the oil does not go near the eyes, and wipe any excess off with a tissue. This can be done after the child has fallen asleep. Use only a very small amount of this mix with each application:
    1 tablespoon vegetable oil
    2 drops lemon
    1 drop niaouli
    5 drops colds mix

  • Foot massage for Chills
    If the child has a chill that makes them feel cold and shivery, massage both feet with the following mix before bedtime.
    1 teaspoon vegetable oil
    1 drop ginger
    1 drop ormenis flower (camomile maroc)
    Ensure the child has adequate bedclothes.


Essential Oils That Help

Tea tree - Eucalyptus radiata - Thyme linalol - Manuka - Ravensara - Niaouli

Other Care
Keep your child warm, snug, and calm. Fresh air is far better atmosphere for the child than virus-laden warm air, so open the windows when your child leaves a room to keep the home healthily ventilated. Use a mix of Anti-infectious Air Spray in a diffuser. Have your child drink plenty of fluids, especially water.

When to get Help
Get medical advice if your child has a temperature over 102 degrees or if they complain of earache and neck pain, or if their difficult breathing does not seem to improve.

  • Prevention
    Keep babies away from people who have colds or are sneezing.
    Colds very often pass from person to person within the home.
    Spray rooms frequently with Anti-infectious Air Spray, and ask any person in the home with a cold to keep away from the children as much as possible until the cold has passed.
    If colds are going around your child's school, send them with a tissue on which you have 2 drops of the colds mix. The child can sniff from this during the day. Tell other mothers, fathers, and care-takers what you are doing, as they might want to join you in this preventative measure.

Reference: Aromatherapy For The Healthy Child: Valerie Ann Worwood

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