French Aromatherapy

Momma doesn’t have time to be sick

You know when you wake up feeling like crap and think “I don’t want to get out of bed. I need to sleep all day.” but the reality is you’re a mom and you don’t get sick days? Yeah, this was how I felt when I woke up yesterday morning. As soon as my baby woke me up, he was smiling and hitting me, letting me know it was time to WAKE UP. I immediately started coughing- like a deep, gross, gunk filled cough. It was awful, and my voice was raspy as well. To the point that I asked my grandma to come over and help me, and I pretty much NEVER ask for help, if that tells you how cruddy I was feeling. This was around 8AM.

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Hear me out, I haven’t been sick in almost TWO YEARS, so I knew it was bound to happen sometime. I attribute my over-all health to consistent hand washing (a habit I picked up while I was pregnant) and using Thieves when I knew I was exposed to germs. Anytime I took my baby to a check up, or we were around anyone who was remotely ill- I put thieves on the bottoms of my feet (and kyles, and kyzers). I also diffuse thieves oil in my home when we’re exposed to ickiness, or whenever I just want my home to smell like christmas 🙂

So anyway, when I got out of bed I immediately went to the kitchen to make some “thieves tea”. It’s simply the best, and I drink it anytime I’m feeling under the weather. Then I grabbed my R.C. roll on and rubbed it all over my throat, and put a few drops of both R.C. and Thieves in the diffuser & let it run for four hours.

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Making “Thieves tea” is simple and doesn’t take long. I always boil the water first, but you could put it in the microwave if you want- you just need hot water. Add two drops Thieves oil, two drops Lemon oil, and a spoon full of honey. Inhale the steam from the tea and drink it all while hot. I felt better by the time I was done drinking it, but I wasn’t 100% yet.

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Thieves Oil supports the immune system. It was created from the research based on a group of 15th-century thieves who rubbed oils on themselves to avoid contracting the plague while they robbed the bodies of the dead and dying. When caught, the thieves received a more lenient punishment by sharing what their secret was- a formula of the herbs, spices and oils they used to protect themselves. By diffusing thieves I wasn’t just helping my immune system, I was also helping my babies immune system. If you’re a mom, you know the first thing you worry about when you don’t feel well is OMG I don’t want to make my baby sick! Thieves oil and breastmilk give me peace of mind, knowing his immune system is working in tip top shape thanks to the two.

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R.C. is a blend that supports the respiratory system and gives relief to coughs and throat irritation due to season change, which is exactly what I needed (along with an immune boost).

By noon, I was feeling SO MUCH BETTER. I actually went grocery shopping, then came home and cleaned up the house and cooked dinner. My oils never cease to amaze me, but yesterday just blew my mind. I went from not feeling well enough to even get out of bed, to feeling well and going about my normal day. Today I feel good, I’m still coughing a little but not nearly as bad as I was yesterday morning.

With the winter months coming up, I will make sure I have plenty Thieves oil. My goal is to stay healthy and avoid getting sick, so along with using oils that support a healthy immune system I’ll be doing my best to eat an organic whole food diet, along with washing my hands A LOT. Because mommas don’t get sick days 🙂

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