As a wife and mom I definitely think more about staying well during the colder months than I did when I was single. I’ve never been one to have many health problems, even when those around me caught the latest bug. But now that I have two people in my life about whom I care dearly – my husband and our son – I find myself noticing their every sniffle and figuring out what I can do to help.
Since I have incorporated essential oils into my life, my family not only stays pretty healthy, but we also have something safe and natural to grab when we do feel under the weather.
Now that fall is here and we are at the beginning of the time of year when people start passing around the latest germs, I’m thinking more about our wellness routine. Year-round I use essential oils and supplements to keep our family well, but I add just a little bit more to our routine when fall and winter arrive.
Here’s what I am doing:
First, I always have on hand Protective Blend (wild orange, clove bud, cinnamon bark, eucalyptus, rosemary). I diffuse this into the air to boost our immune systems. I also apply this to the bottom of my son’s feet before I drop him off at the church nursery. I even prepared roller bottles of Protective Blend and fractionated coconut oil for the nursery workers so they can stay healthy while working with the children.
I currently am diffusing clove essential oil in our den simply because I had an extra bottle. This oil is great for clearing the air of germies and boosting our immune systems.
At night I diffuse Cellular Complex essential oil blend in our son’s room. At times I choose other oils to diffuse for him, but this is the one I diffuse the most. It is comprised of frankincense, wild orange, lemongrass, thyme, summer savory, clove, and niaouli essential oils. This blend was formulated to promote a healthy cellular life cycle, but it also contains oils that support the immune system, helping to keep our son well. The main reason I diffuse this oil in our son’s room is because, emotionally, this oil is the oil of transformation. It helps to correct negative family patterns that have been passed down in the DNA.
My husband and I take multivitamins and omegas year-round, which help to keep our bodies healthy. I also give our son a probiotic every day, as well as taking one myself. Other items that I keep on hand are Protective Throat Drops (made with Protective Blend) and Respiratory Lozenges (made with Respiratory Blend – laurel leaf, peppermint, eucalyptus, melaleuca, lemon, ravensara, and cardamom). These are great when my husband or I want a quick boost to our immune system or feel we need extra respiratory support. I also keep Protective Softgels on hand, which have the Protective Blend in them as well as black pepper, oregano, and melissa essential oils.
To clean our bathrooms and our kitchen, I use Cleansing Blend (lemon, lime, pine, citronella, melaleuca, and cilantro) mixed in a spray bottle with water. This blend powerfully cleans the surfaces in our home as well as cleanses the air.
As you can see, there are several essential oils and products that I use to help our family stay healthy during the colder months. I love essential oils, so I incorporate them into my life wherever I can. However, even if I were to choose just one of these methods of using the oils or supplements, I would be helping my family.
If you would like help adding essential oils to your wellness plan for this season, please contact me at TheAromatherapyMama@gmail.com or leave a comment and I will get back to you.