Colds (the Common Cold) - 2
- 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
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.
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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