If you live in New England in the winter and/or if you have an elementary school aged child at home (like me) you know germs are jerky manifesters who enjoy setting up shop and making the household cough and achy and are SO ANNOYING for months.
Since Yule my little family has had cold after cold and we’re all begging each other to stop coughing on each other’s faces. I’m definitely not anti-medication – you do you – but I do try my best to find herbal and natural remedies when they are possible and safe.
I avoided stuff like Vick’s forever, but when we welcomed a tiny germ factory – I mean tiny person into our family I realized sometimes chemicals do the trick and everyone can get some sleep.
That said, I didn’t love that the product didn’t explain all of the ingredients on the label, but it worked so I made do! I’m on a path to living a more sustainable life, so I attempted to make my own cough suppressant cream.
We tried it as a family. One of us found it perfectly helpful, one found it slightly helpful, and one said it didn’t help at all. Give it a shot and let me know if it helps you! I Reiki charged ours, but I realize that’s not something you all have – happy to help you in that regard if you’d like – Let me know.
- 1/4 cup virgin coconut oil
- 8 drops eucalyptus essential oil
- 8 drops peppermint essential oil
Apply to the chest and the feet (and cover in cozy socks) right before sleeping.