I saw it all over the news, I even saw it on my Instagram – the VOG (volcanic smog) was going to be bad this weekend. Sebbie has really been exempt from any breathing issues since we started using essential oils, so I forgot to even check on her. But out of nowhere she suddenly started wheezing and her cough progressed so quickly (like, within 5 minutes) that I was ready to rummage around for some steroid filled vials.
But first, I:
- I diffused the respitory blend and frankincense and laid her next to it.
- I put more respitory blend on her feet and covered them with socks.
- I used a roller bottle and put lemon/lavender/peppermint down her spine and cypress and frankincense on her chest.
- I repeated the above every 5 minutes.
After the 3rd time, I told her we would only give the oils 5 more minutes to kick in or she would need to use her old meds. (She was miserable, but was ready to cry when I told her I was going to take out the nebulizer – she hates it.)
And of course, the oils helped tremendously. She is currently sleeping soundly, no coughing or wheezing. My room smells like a candy cane, but it’s okay.
- 1 tsp honey
- 1 drop lemon
- 1 drop peppermint
- 1 drop frankincense
- 1 drop wild orange
Really, I’m posting this so I don’t forget. (When your child is suffering, its hard to calmly browse Google for the best remedy.