I’ve been wanting to write this post for a couple of weeks now, but what’s been stopping me was my own skeptisism on how I would handle fever and fussiness if I tossed our favorite pain reliever and fever reducer in the trash, in favor of oils I hadn’t proven to treat those yet.
Well, yesterday I had that opportunity. For those of you who don’t know Baby Madeline, she is a very happy, easy-going baby. Fussiness just isn’t something we have to worry about at our house (Flashback to 4 years ago, her sister was a completely different story. We considered buying stock in the pain reliever/fever reducer.)
Anyway, Madeline was abnormally fussy and shoving her hands in her mouth. I looked up and read on teething and fussiness and saw it as an opportunity to prove we could live life without that bottle of fever reducer/pain reliever.
Within 5 minutes after applying diluted thieves to her gums, diluted peace and calming to her chest and diluted cedarwood to her feet, we had this child:
And I have testimony after testimony of success to offer up of oils we’ve tried and had results, and products we no longer use/need/buy! I won’t do that here, but plan on starting a separate blog for EOs soon. (Please comment below if interested in following my EO blog so I can be sure to add you.)
I am not able to list the products we no longer use, so I will list the generic uses:
- Pain reliever/fever reducer
- Cough and cold medicine
- Pain reliever (cramps)
- Allergy meds
- Prescription pain reliever
- Face wash
- Antibiotic gel
- Baby lotion
- Wrinkle cream
- Eye makeup remover
- Under eye cream
- Dark spot/age spot treatment
- Wart remover
- Anxiety and depression meds
- Doctor visits
- Meds prescribed at doctor visits (there have been no doctor visits)
- Oral pain reliever for baby
- Hand sanitizer
- Prescription and OTC meds for back pain and jaw pain
- And I will add more as they come to mind!
I was so concerned about the initial investment into this life change, that we wouldn’t be able to afford it, but so far I am seeing a savings which totally blows me away.
I truly believe in trying to offer the healthiest lifestyle I can provide for my family, and as I learn better, I do better.
I feel confident too, knowing that I am equipped with the right resources to treat my babies in an informed manner, and that I am using the highest quality EOs.