Everyone wants to be healthy, but more importantly, everyone wants to feel good. Over the past few years I’ve been exploring the world of essential oils and the top 5 ailments when working with children.

Skin abrasions
Yes this is the oil that one of the three wise men gifted to baby Jesus. This oil is extracted from the Burseraceae botanical family of resinuous trees and shrubs. It can be applied neat, undiluted when used typically on cuts and abrasions.

Nose bleeds
Cypress, Helichrysum, Lemon
This blend of oil should be diluted with 1 cup of ice water. Soak the cloth in water and apply the loth to the nose and back of the Childs neck.

Peppermint, Eucalyptus, Frankincense
This blend of oil can be applied directly to the neck, temples and forehead. For centuries peppermint has been used to soothe digestive difficulties, freshen breath, relieve colic, headaches and heartburn. Eucalyptus is an analgesic and anti-inflammatory. Frankincense, another gift from one of the three magi is from the same botanical family as Myrrh. It is an equaliser and enhancer.

This respiratory system’s primary purposes is to supply the blood with oxygen that is then delivered to all part of the body and to remove waste carbon dioxides from the blood to eliminate it from the body. Diffuse frankincense into the air with a diffuser or place some warm water in a cup with 3 drops of frankincense and lean over cup to breathe in the oil. You may also want to apply neat direct to the neck and throat.

Belonging to the mint family, lavender seems to be a cure all oil. Apply 1-2 drops of oil to the spine, bottoms of feet or back of the neck.

AND something for the adults – combine 5 drops of geranium and 5 drops of lavender with 1/4 cup of Epsom salts into warm bath water and enjoy a good nights sleep.

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