Tuesday, March 24, 2015

Stomach Virus and Essential Oils

Good Evening every one! We have had a rough couple of days in our house hold. The stomach virus hit both my kids. It started Saturday very early morning (2 AM) with my daughter. Then 7-8 am for my son. Both my kids go to the same in-home daycare, which is mostly likely where they were exposed to the virus as the other boy that the daycare provider watches was sick Tuesday-Thursday.

Since my daughter recovered fairly quickly, her symptoms only lasted about 12 hours, I spent the majority of my day cuddling with son.

Around noon time, I was able to put him down for a nap, and I immediately went for my diffuser and essential oils. I knew I needed to do what I could to minimize this virus and avoid my husband and I getting sick as well.

THIEVES - is my weapon of choice with sickness. It is a blend of Clove, Cinnamon, Lemon, Eucalyptus, and Rosemary. Because of the nature of the blend of these oils there is an anti-bacterial, anti-microbial property.

I also added PURIFICATION oil to the mixture to help purify and cleanse the air more. It also helps neutralize odors. This is an oil that I love the smell of and have actually worn it as a perfume.

During the height of the winter season I was putting a drop of Thieve oil on both feet of our whole family to help keep us healthy. And for the most part it helped. I have to admit that I got out of the habit and wasn't doing it. Although the essential oils are wonderful and I have had a great exerpience with them they will only do so much. They may not keep you perfectly healthy but it can help recover from illnesses quicker and lessen the intensity of them.

Now everyone in our house is feeling 100% better. We are running, playing, and jumping all over the place. 

It's not that I don't love Faelyn, she has just decided not to sit still for pictures. Or continue to read books while saying "cheese" and not actually look at the camera. Oh well. I love the two of them sitting and reading books together.

Since Walter was sick he couldn't go to daycare which meant that I was home for the day. I don't mind that one bit. I took advantage of the sunshine, even though it was windy and cold and went for a run with the 2 furry babies and 2 littles in the stroller. 

Before kids I would run with the dogs. I always thought that made me run faster. But they stop and sniff and pee. I have to make sure they don't get dehydrated so I would plan certain routes I knew they could get water. And I did get faster... a little. But since having the second child I have cut even more time off my pace. Who would have thought. I have less time to run. I run more on the treadmill than I would like just to get a workout in. But I also get these stroller runs in.

What a workout man. I live on a dirt road with a gravel driveway. Only about 1/2 mile of my run was on pavement. Todays run was not very long. Mostly because I was being a baby about the cold. But it made for some serious weight training pushing this stroller with 50+ pounds of little children in it. But it is worth it. They love the ride. They sing songs. Talk to each other. And sometimes nap.

If anyone is interesting in essential oils and what they are all about feel free to email me katherine.hampton.5@gmail.com. I will answer and questions the best I can.

Have you used essential oils? What is your favorite and why?

Do you push a running stroller? Do you run with your dogs?

Hope you all have a great week!!