Colds? Viruses? What are those?

Ok I’m not as dumb as the heading makes me sound lol. I do know what colds and viruses are. My babies get sick every single year, sometimes several times a year and it’s always the same story. They get sick, I get worried, take them to the Dr’s where they proceed to tell me it’s a cold or virus, they can’t do anything for it, it has to run it’s course. I go get over the counter cold meds to try to help them feel better and be able to sleep at night. My babies will be so miserable, and it ends up taking about 2 weeks for my babies to even start to feel better! But all of that changed this season!!!! But I’m getting ahead of myself, let’s start with a little back story.


Elijah Oct 8, 2013 4lbs 10oz

My oldest, who is now 3 1/2 years old, was born at 34 weeks. He was having a lot of problems with his lungs and had to be in the NICU. He also has a genetic disease called Alpha-1 Antitrypsin Deficiency that can affect the lungs and liver. He was put on lung pills, inhalers, and breathing treatments at 4 months old. 

He is always getting sick. His poor little immune system will let him catch every bad germ around him. We were always having to take him to the Dr’s because he was sick and miserable. 

My youngest, who just turned 1 years old, was born at 39 weeks, blue, with the umbilical cord wrapped around his neck. Thankfully he was ok and was able to go home when I did. But at 2 months old we found out he has really bad acid reflux so they put him on prevacid and he has been on it ever since. His immune system isn’t as weak as his brother’s but he still gets sick at least once or twice in a year, and of course it’s usually a cold or virus. 

Of course there were times when we took them to the Dr’s and they did have to give them antibiotics but that was usually only if they had an ear infection. 

My youngest does not have Alpha-1 but he ended up having to be put on breathing treatments also because he had a cough that wouldn’t go away for anything. 

Thankfully we moved to North Carolina about 2 months after he got put on breathing treatments. The cough still hadn’t gone away. We lived in North Carolina for about a week and his cough went away completely and he did not need to be on the breathing treatments anymore. My oldest was also able to breath better and hasn’t had to have the breathing treatments or the inhaler. However, they both still got colds and viruses that made them miserable for 2 weeks!!

Now here’s where I say…. that all changed this season!! I started using Young Living Essential Oils this year and they have so many health benefits that it amazes me that everyone doesn’t use them!! Well since I use them daily I know that they help get the crud out when it does show it’s ugly head. 

My youngest with the faucet coming out his nose on day 1

So when my oldest woke up with a stuffy nose and bad cough and my youngest woke up with a runny nose and bad cough, I turned to my oils instead of the pharmaceuticals. R.C., Thieves, Purification, Peppermint, and Ningxia Red were my go to oils to get the crud out.

Must haves to get the crud out

Thieves (diluted) went on their feet at night. R.C. (diluted) went on their chests at night and in the morning. Peppermint  (diluted) went on my oldests chest at night to help him breath better. Purification, Thieves, and R.C. were diffused all day in the living room and at night in their rooms. 2.5ml Ningxia Red was given to my youngest in the morning and 5ml Ningxia Red was given to my oldest in the morning. 

My youngest all clear on day 3

With in 2 days the boys were better. No more stuffy nose, no more runny nose and no more coughs!! Yes I’m serious this stuff really works!! 

Now I’m no dummy, I know there isn’t a miracle cure for anything. I stopped the oils and Ningxia Red after the 2 days and guess what happened? Their runny and stuffy noses and coughs came back!!!! Now before you start saying “see they don’t work, it’s a fluke” think about this. Whenever you are given antibiotics you are told to take it for 10 days straight and if you stop taking it before the 10 days are up because you feel better than you end up sick again, Right? Well the same thing goes with the oils. You have to be consistent, just because you look and feel better after 2 days doesn’t mean the crud is actually gone yet. Keep using them for 7-10 days to get all of the crud out. I started the regiment again and stayed consistent and when I did stop after 7-10 days it didn’t come back. So yes the oils didn’t get the crud out magically in a couple days but they did help my boys feel and look better so they could be themselves and have fun rather than feeling miserable the whole time, and I didn’t have to take them to the Dr’s or give them harmful pharmaceuticals!


Before I started using Young Living Essential Oils I never thought about all the harmful chemicals and toxins and side effects in the meds we used or the household items we used. But now that I know what 100% pure with absolutely no harsh chemicals and no toxins looks and feels like, I cringe every time I read the labels of our every day items in our house.

Go read the labels on your kids meds, the warning signs and the ingredients, if there’s an ingredient you don’t know, Google it. Then read or search Google and read about the side effects of those meds. I bet you will be amazed at the things you find out. After you have done all of that ask yourself this, would you rather give your babies meds with nasty side effects and put those harsh chemicals and toxins into their bodies and watch them be miserable for weeks, or would you rather use some 100% pure essential oils with absolutely no harsh chemicals and no toxins on their skin and in the air to give them the chance to be normal and have fun like they are not really sick?

I don’t know about y’all but I don’t like seeing my babies sick and miserable and feeling helpless that I can’t do anything for them. With Young Living Essential Oils I can do something for them. I can make them feel better instead of miserable. 

One thing to remember, not all essential oils are the same, some have really bad chemicals and toxins in them and can harm you, your kids, and your pets. If you want 100% pure essential oils with absolutely no harsh chemicals and no toxins than chose Young Living Essential Oils!!

So are you ready to get yours yet? Or do you have any questions? Feel free to comment here or click on contact and send me a message, or click on my Facebook page and contact me there. If you’re ready to get started now then head on over here and order yours today.


*Note: I am not a Dr. I am not here to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent anything. All stories are based on personal experiences only. 


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