My kids do get under the weather during flu seasons and many times it comes in full package – running nose, coughing and sleepless night!
Apart from the flu medicine, a lot of water and plenty of rest, it helps to have them sleep with double pillows and position their head high for a comfortable night. I also use our home-made vapor rub on their chest and back. It helps soothe and aid them to breathe easily. I add lavender as one of the main ingredients for its calming effect and it promotes a good night sleep as well. This vapor rub has become our a must have thing during flu season.
You can find the recipe below and I hope this works well for you as well! This recipe is suitable for children from 2 year old of age and above.
Use peppermint and rosemary only for children above 10 year old.
When you make your own remedy to support your well-being with essential oils, please be mindful that EO is very potent. It’s always good to research first on how to use them safely especially with babies and younger children . Even though essential oils are plants derived, it does not mean that they will not caused any allergic reaction, always do a patch test before use.
There are certainly some EOs that are safe and suitable for young children, however for children below 2 year old, use only what professionals’ recommended. Try to avoid using EO on babies below 1 year old and please use recommended dilution ratio.