A couple of weeks ago Ralph was hit by the sickness bug. Just a bad cold, but it was the first time (other than teething symptoms), that he has ever been sick, which I think is pretty good for 16 months old. He was very congested and tired, so I pushed rest and fluids as much as possible.
I tried a natural chest rub (from the health food store), on him at first, but it had tea tree and eucalyptus oil in it and gave him a rash. After talking with my sister about it, she suggested making this rub from the book, Be Your Own “Doctor” by Rachel Weaver M.H., to put on his chest and the bottoms of his feet. I did and think it helped a lot. So, here is the recipe for Garlic Chest Rub:
- 1/3 C. Coconut Oil
- 2 T. Olive Oil
- 8 Cloves Garlic, peeled
- 5 + Drops of Lavender Oil
Blend all ingredients together and then strain out large chucks (I did this through course cheese cloth). Store in refrigerator for up to two weeks. I also tried this on his bottom for a rash and it worked great!
Hope you all are staying warm and well. This is one momma that is ready for the warm weather, so that I can send all the stale air in the house out the door!
Any cold/flu remedies that you would recommend?