Tuesday, September 1, 2015

The flu is here! Ugh!


What a week last week was! Gianna got sick with the Creepy Cold Crud (or maybe it was the flu???) and then Thursday night I started getting sick with it and then Stephanie her mom got it. That means for nearly a week we were fighting body aches, headaches, dripping runny nose, fever and just feeling awful all over!

This was one of the worst illnesses I've had in about 5 years. I've had Type A flu before and this felt just like that. Unfortunately without insurance I cannot afford to get Tamiflu and at this point I'm thinking it was the FLU and not a simple cold. I got over it much faster than I do a cold.

Anyway, I contacted a friend who gets respiratory infections - colds, pneumonia, asthma, etc on a regular basis every summer and she has SWORN by this combination to help her get better faster. It's a combination of LOCAL honey and Essential Oils. I thought I would give it a try.

I am not a doctor or even a nurse - just someone who tried this on myself and it seemed to ease the symptoms. I'm still fighting the runny nose but other than that I'm feeling much much better! I thought I'd share my experience.

Here's what you need:
1 Tb Local Honey
1/4 cup HOT water (no need to boil it)
1 drop Lemon Essential Oil
1 drop Shield Essential Oil

Drink it up. If you are not comfortable ingesting EO's feel free to drop 1 drop of Lemon & Shield - or do Shield in your diffuser and inhale it. I did it about 4-5 times a day and my friend Gail does it 2-6 times a day.

Shield Essential Oil is a healing oil which is a blend of six different therapeutic grade essential oils, including cinnamon, clove, lemon, eucalyptus, rosemary, and frankincense. You can learn more about & purchase Shield HERE & Product Information (PDF) HERE.

Lemon Essential Oil has a fresh clean scent and can be used for skin care, respiratory health and a host of other important uses. Learn more about & purchase Lemon HERE & Product Information (PDF) HERE. I use Lemon a lot for cleaning and scrubbing things like my counters & the shower. 

Age Suggestions:
6 months up: At night and around Gianna I only used Lavender & Tea Tree.
6 years up: Use the Lemon & Shield in the Diffuser (anyone 6+) & give them a Tablespoon of Local Honey only (kids).
Adult: Use the Lemon & Shield to ingest

Update - Friday was by far the worst day last week and I think I took 4 doses of the above mixture & Saturday I didn't take any although I did need to sleep in the afternoon. By Sunday I felt MUCH better than I had since Wednesday. 

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  1. GREAT info here.. THANKS. A little early for us here in the UK.. but I will print out to keep handy. Thank you!!
    Found you on Friendship Friday https://growinguprightuk.com/?p=224

    1. It was early for us too. School just started back up and wow! I had a dr appt today though and the dr said they are seeing a lot of kids with the throw up/diarrhea flu and thank heavens none of us had that! Ugh!


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