On the babyfront my precious son has caught a cold. I feel as though I'm being tested. I wasn't quite prepared with key ingredients to aide in my son's recovery. I ran out to the store to buy Lavender oil and Tea Tree Oil. Before bed I ran him a steam bath and let me tell you one drop of each oil will do the trick! I did three drops of each initally thinking with this big bath tub and this much water one drop probably won't cut it... Well I was wrong. I had to drain the tub and air out the little bathroom and start over. It was completely overpowering and definitely too much for my little one. So one drop each did it and all three of us squeezed into this tiny bathroom, my son on my lap sitting on the lid of the commode and my husband cross legged on the floor and we sang silly songs as we let the steam loosen up all that yucky mucus that is causing such havoc in my poor little one's nose and throat. So far he is sleeping well thank goodness although it took a bit to initially get him down.
While I'm on the subject I want to add that although I am very passionate about using natural ingredients for both the home and the body I am also an avid believer in modern medicine as well. That may be a contradiction to some and I know a few individuals who would tell me I can't have it both ways. I humbly disagree. I am not one to be on the extreme side of anything. I vaccinate according to the AAP and I give Tylenol when necessary... but I also treat congestion with steam and essential oils, use broth for a sore throat and believe that love is the absolute best prescription of all.
P.S. Don't worry... Tomorrow I'm posting pics and the recipe to my "Mmm... Good batch babe!" Enchiladas!