Good Sleep & Open Airways, what can be better for a child?

Updated: Jul 21, 2020


So my daughter has complications, like nasal tissues, respiratory issues, and some degree of sleep apnea (last test was held a couple years ago!)

She underwent a surgery in August of 2019 to clear out her nasal tissues. However, with the third follow up endoscopy, she showed to have a new tissue formed blocking one of her nostrils. Her ENT suggested that we go back to steroid as a preventative treatment to avoid operating on her again. For a person like me who always go first for essential oils, I had to give it a shot!

With a child who is super aversive to touches and new smells, I was kinda nervous about trying. I took the shortest route by applying a few drops on my hand palms, rubbed them together, and then gently, after telling her, I put my hands close to her nose to smell and breathe.


Guess what? Not only did she “tolerate“ it, but also grabbed my hands closer to her nose and took 3 deep breathes! she pushed my hands away **gently** when done, then reached out to me again for another round. We did it 4 rounds. As I have already been doing this on my own being a person with awful seasonal allergies, I can totally know how she’s feeling. I will continue to do this every morning and at bed time with some tweaks on the blend.

So, what I tried here for her bedtime:

1 drop peppermint essential oil

1 drop eucalyptus essential oil

1 drop lavender essential oil


For the day, I will be replacing lavender with basil or rosemary. Both of which help focus, understand, and stay energetic!


Give it a shot yourself and leave me a comment on how you feel! 😉


Disclaimer

***The Content is not intended to be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment. Always seek the advice of your physician or other qualified health provider with any questions you may have regarding a medical condition***


Essential oil disclaimer: This recipe uses what are generally considered safe essential oils, but please keep in mind that while completely natural, all essential oils are powerful plant compounds that you and your family (including your pets) might have a reaction to. Never use essential oils undiluted or take essential oils internally (diluted or undiluted) without the guidance of a professional, and always read up about the possible side effects of each type of oil before you use it. Avoid the use of essential oils (diluted or undiluted) during the first trimester of pregnancy, on small babies, and on anyone with severe allergies to the plants the oils are derived from. And if you see any reactions in yourself, your family, or your pets, stop use of your essential oil products immediately and contact a medical professional.


Risks

When using essential oils, be careful and read the instructions on the label. Misusing essential oils could be harmful.

The topical application of essential oils may prove to be extra beneficial because the transdermal properties of the oil permeate your skin and enter your bloodstream faster. Your olfactory nerve receptors also sense the smell and send signals to your brain.

However, before topical application, you should patch test oils on your skin by rubbing a small drop on the inside of your wrist and letting it sit for 24 hours. If there is no reaction within this time, the essential oil may be safe for you to use. Patch test essential oils every time before using them on children. We do not recommend using essential oils on babies younger than one-year-old.

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