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Have Not Heard A Single Cough From Toddler's Room

Author: Nicole S.
Skill: Personal Trainer
Date: 10-21-2014
Views: 12,814
Word Count: 356
Questions Received: 1
Testimonial ID: 10274-OR
Brand Neutral: No
Scientific Studies: 5

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I am lying peacefully in bed listening to the wonderful sound of silence. For the last two nights my toddler Graysen has been plagued with a horrible dry cough, and it has been keeping both him and me up for the majority of the night.

Tonight as I was playing with my essential oils, I decided to try a special combination for Graysen and use it in place of his usual night time "sleepy cream".

I read through the Young Living Product Guide and decided that I would just choose three essential oils that seem most relevant for a cough, since that is all that seemed to be bothering my son. I combined the following essential oils:

* 4 drops Lemon

* 4 drops Peppermint

* 4 drops Thieves blend

* 2 drops Lavender

I mixed these oils with 1 teaspoon of coconut oil and applied this mixture to both of Graysen's feet, making sure to get all of his toes. Then I covered his feet with socks and used the remainder of the mixture (which was about 75% of the total that I had made), rubbing it on his back, tummy, chest, and shoulders. Since I still had a significant amount left (I did not realize how far it would go), I just continued to rub his chest, tummy, back, and shoulders over and over until the mixture was gone.

I then put Graysen's shirt back on him, and he laid there on the couch for a while, very relaxed. After a while, maybe a half hour, he got up and began playing again.

My husband was in the kitchen and asked me where I had found the cough medicine for Graysen because he had looked everywhere for it. I told him that I had not found it (because I had thrown it away -- but I did not tell him that) and that I had instead just made up an essential oil blend and applied it to Graysen. My husband was shocked. That was about 6 PM.

Now it is after 11 PM, and I still have not heard a single cough come from Graysen's room! I am one happy momma right now!

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Supporting Scientific Studies
1.Associated topics: breathing,respiratory-system,lungs-/-pulmonary — "In confirming the presence of peripheral airways dysfunction in nonsmokers with uncomplicated common colds, our data imply that the changes can be modified favorably by short-term aromatics inhalation."Link
2.Associated topics: breathing,respiratory-system,lungs-/-pulmonary,cough — "Cineole has mucolytic, bronchodilating and anti-inflammatory properties and reduces the exacerbation rate in patients suffering from COPD, as well as ameliorates symptoms in patients suffering from asthma and rhinosinusitis.... The effects of Cineole in the treatment of acute bronchitis were clearly measurable and could be proven after a treatment period of merely 4 days. This study corroborates the fact that Cineole actively and significantly reduces cough frequency after four days."Link
3.Associated topics: respiratory-system — "Foeniculum vulgare Mill, commonly called fennel, has been used in traditional medicine for a wide range of ailments related to digestive, endocrine, reproductive, and respiratory systems. Additionally, it is also used as a galactagogue agent for lactating mothers.... Foeniculum vulgare has emerged as a good source of traditional medicine and it provides a noteworthy basis in pharmaceutical biology for the development/formulation of new drugs and future clinical uses."Link
4.Associated topics: respiratory-system — "The antibacterial activity of 14 essential oils and their major constituents in the gaseous state was evaluated against [respiratory tract pathogens] Haemophilus influenzae, Streptococcus pneumoniae, Streptococcus pyogenes, and Staphylococcus aureus. [The] oils [with cinnamon bark, lemongrass, and thyme being most potent] and their major constituents were shown to be effective against various bacteria tested.... These results indicate that the antibacterial action of essential oils was most effective when at high vapor concentration for a short time."Link
5.Associated topics: breathing,respiratory-system,lungs-/-pulmonary — "Essential Oil Diffusion [lavender, marjoram, balsam fir, and peppermint] for the Treatment of Persistent Oxygen Dependence in a Three-Year-Old Child With Restrictive Lung Disease With Respiratory Syncytial Virus [RSV] Pneumonia: A 3-year-old female with central core disorder, a static myopathy affecting type one muscle fibers, with an 18-day history of oxygen requirement, acute desaturation episodes on high-flow oxygen, and persistent upper-lobe atelectasis... experienced a rapid reduction in oxygen requirement when treated with diffused plant essential oils after insufficient response to N-acetylcysteine (NAC) and dornase alfa."Link

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