I pray you are not one of the ones who was hit with sickness. It seems like everyone I talk to has a bad cold, the flu, stomach bug, something. It's been a long couple of days over here! My poor Riley got hit with the flu over the long weekend and it lasted 3 days of fever and laying around.
On day three, I took her to the doctor to see what was going on. They simply confirmed that it was the flu. The good news was that the doctor said she looked great and to keep doing whatever I was doing. The doctor predicted she would have the high fever for another day or two, but luckily that was the last day! Riley is finally back to her spunky self.
I'm really proud to say, Riley didn't have a drop of over the counter or prescription medications. We healed through the foods and essential oils that God placed on this earth. Let me give you the details:
Essential Oils -
I used peppermint and oregano on her feet to draw the fever down and fight whatever was in her system. I simply made a 10 mL rollerball bottle using 1 drop of oregano oil (it’s a hot oil so don’t use too much for little guys) and 6 drops of peppermint, fill the rest with a carrier oil like coconut oil.
In the diffuser I added 4 drops of both Onguard and Breathe in the diffusers all over the house.
To help open her airways I made a blend of Eucalyptus and Frankincense, 6 drops of each in a rollerball bottle.
* a good way to determine how many drops of essential oils you should use when mixing a 10 mL rollerball bottle is to go by their age. Since Riley is 6, I used 6 drops of the oils. *
Lots of water!
Feel Better Smoothies that I also turned into ice pops.
In a blender, combine 1/2 cup frozen blueberries, 1/2 cup frozen dark cherries, 1/2 cup frozen peaches, 1 Tbs elderberry syrup, 1 tsp cinnamon, 2 cups coconut milk. Puree on high until smooth. Serve as is and/or pour into ice pop molds to enjoy later.
Feel Better Broth Soup
In a medium pot, saute 1/2 cup chopped carrots and 1/2 cup chopped celery (small bite size) in 2 Tbs bacon grease or coconut oil until soft. Add 4 cups bone broth and 1 cup farro. Let simmer for 30 minutes. Bone broth should be made ahead of time since it takes several hours. Here’s a good recipe to follow.
Baked chicken and candied carrots
Marinade bone-in chicken thights in a deep dish for 30 minutes or more, by coating 2 tsp paprika, 2 tsp salt, 2 tsp pepper, 2 cloves garlic and 4 Tbs sesame seed oil all over chicken. Bake at 350 F until fully cooked, internal temp of 165 F.
For carrots, slice 6-7 large carrots about 1/4 inch thick. Place into a sauce pan with just enough water to cover the carrots. Cook until soft. Pour out the water. Add 2 Tbs butter, 1 Tbs honey and cinnamon to carrots and stir until all carrots are covered. Serves 2
Plus, lots of rest and fresh air. She did watch a lot of tv to just relax in between, but I made sure she got outside with for a few minutes several times throughout the day just for some clean air.
Riley is really picky eater, so I was so excited when she chose to eat the healthy foods I was making her. She was ready to feel better and enjoyed the food I served. As a mama, you want to do everything to make them better. If we could just take it away for them we would. But we can't, so healing with food and the touch of essential oils with your own hands makes a big difference.
I hope this email encourages you to at least try. Remember this is ancient healing at its finest. They didn't have medicine like we do today, (we are lucky I'm not knocking medicine) let's not take advantage of it and use it for every little ailment.
Lots of Love,
(Just a disclaimer: I am a mom and health and wellness coach, not a doctor, please consult your doctor if you have questions about your own health and natural healings)