This weekend was a real crazy one. I had a ton of last-minute holiday shopping to do along with trying to entertain my two kids as well as teaching my neighbors twins to ride bikes without training wheels. I also was back and forth helping my neighbor beat the flu. Needless to say it’s Sunday night and I’m exhausted.
Yeah you heard me right my neighbor had the flu; and you ask why dare I go over there? Well simply because I really wanted to help them and I knew that I could with Thieves… So why not?!? One of the twins came home sick with 102 fever Thursday. I immediately gave my neighbor 5 mL bottle of thieves oil. I told her to diffuse it in the room and rub it all over her feet. The next morning she woke up and was completely fine. Then on Saturday her husband and the other twin was sick. Shaky, lethargic, with fevers and colds. I immediately gave them my tincture (which I will write another blog on it is a combination of apple cider vinegar, onions, garlic, jalapeno, and much more that has to sit for four weeks and you basically gargle and swallow it). I also gave them some bone broth which has amazing healing power along with some more thievs essential oil. My neighbors husband and daughter were so out of it from not feeling well I felt horrible so I made them both take a Thieves detox bath. What’s that you ask??? Well here it goes:
1/2 cup baking soda (1/4 for kids) (to neutralize whater)
10 drops of thieves (for adult 6 for kids)
5 drops of lavender
3 TBSP of coconut oil (1 for kids) (this allows body to absorb oils)
1 1lb bag of Epsom salts (1/2 for kids)
Soak in a warm bath for 20 minutes at least. Make sure you drink plenty of water afterwards because you don’t want to become dehydrated. This will draw all the toxins out of the body. Your body will also absorb the essential oils which have healing properties. Do not shower afterwards or before with any sort of soaps as this will allow for chemicals to be absorbed in the body.
The detox bath seem to help them a bunch but I told my neighbor to also be diffusing the Thieves oil all day in the room while they rest. They drink plenty of fluids as well as the bone broth and they rubbed Thieves oil on their feet in the morning and at night. Within 24 hours they were feeling better and the one twin that was sick was completely fine.
My husband was a bit aggravated, he kept asking me why are you going over there if they are sick you’re going to catch it. But I told him, with confidence no I won’t! LOL it was quite possible that I could but I knew I could take care of myself if that was what happened. See, I use preventative measures and I wasn’t so concerned with catching anything anyway. I just wanted to help them feel better. We all know how crappy we feel when we have the flu; it’s no fun! Plus the twins were really excited about learning to ride their bike…LOL! That seemed to be top priority!
During the cold and flu season my kids and I take Ningxia Red, Elderberry Syrup, and I take Fermented Cod Liver Oil. These are natural high antioxidant supplements that help boost the immune system during the cold and flu season. When I feel an ailment starting to come on I usually take vitamin C as well as echinacea.
The power of preventative measures and supplements is key into avoiding getting the flu or getting sick. However, if you do find yourself getting sick I cannot tell you enough that the power of Thieves can help you so much. I have seen it firsthand, several times. I absolutely love this oil and I keep stock of it!!! I am never without it! Once you get your hands on it you will be too!
To get Thieves and get started with essential oils CLICK HERE
*** I am in no way shape or form a doctor… This is not to be taken as medical advice. However I am writing from experience and knowledge with the essential oils and natural healing***