Do you have a child that suffers from constant ear infections? Before it gets really bad try treating it holistically.
.I’ve been using essential oils to keep my family healthy for years. It has made a world of difference in our lives.
Here is what you do for children suffering with ear discomfort….
1 drop Lavender
1 drop Frankincense
1 drop Tea Tree
1 tablespoon carrier oil
In a small dish, combine the essential oils with the carrier oil. Saturate the cotton ball with the mixture.
Rub essential oils around the ear and down the neck, them put the cotton ball right on the outside of your ear.
Refresh the cotton ball every 30 minutes until the pain subsides and then every 4 hours for the next two days.
For Babies and Toddlers…
20 drops Tea Tree
20 drops Thyme linalol
20 drops Lavender
Carrier oil, warmed
Combine tea tree, thyme, and lavender in a small stock bottle.
To use, place a teaspoon of carrier in a small dish and add 4 drops of the blend.
Massage around the ear, on the cheek, and down the neck.
Follow with a warm compress.
This blend can help to support a healthy immune response.
10 drops oregano
10 drops clove
10 drops rosemary
10 drops lemon
Place oregano, clove, rosemary and lemon in a 2 ounce stock bottle. Fill with carrier oil.
Shake well to combine.
Place 5 drops on the bottom of the feet ever 30 minutes until pain subsides.
DISCLAIMER: While I do believe that natural remedies are a sage and effective way to deal with minor ear pain, it’s important that you seek medical attention should your ear ache persist. Use the holistic alternatives when you feel discomfort, if there is no improvement within a day and if the pain is acute, please seek medical attention.
These remedies have worked for my family but should not be taken as medical advice.
East Coast parents are getting ready to have the kids home for their winter break. While, some of us are lucky enough to take a few days away with the kids, others may have to work or just can’t afford to get away.
Here are some fun things I’ve done with my daughter when we have stayed home. It’s not so bad when you live just a few minutes away from New York City.
Spend a day or two in New York City, visit a Museum, see a Broadway Show or just go out for a great meal. God knows we have some of the best restaurants in the country. There are also so many amazing Museums in the city, there is so much culture and history.
The Long Island Children’s Museum is such a great place to spend the day with the family. If you want to stay local, there’s a lot to see and do there. I’ve spent an entire day at the Museum with my daughter when she was younger..
Take your child to see a show at the John W. Engeman Theatre in Northport. It’s Long Island’s only year-round professional theater, and you don’t have to pay a fortune to enjoy a great show with some great seats.
Take a family hike.it’s gorgeous on the North Shore, and it’s not too cold this year so get out and enjoy it.
Plan a special day with the kids. Go out to lunch, maybe it’s a good time to introduce your child to something new on the menu and then go see a movie together.
Take a road trip. Go anywhere, as long as you’ve never been there before, or go somewhere you always like to visit. We love going to the Mohonk Mountain House, a beautiful resort in Hudson Valley. We gone there for over twenty years.
Discover the neighborhoods nearby. You never know what little gem you are going to stumble upon, I’ve found lots of great places just by exploring.
Get out and meet up with a few of your mom friends and their kids. This is a great way for both you and your children to enjoy the day.
Give your kids time to do absolutely nothing. Catch up on what you have been postponing to do and just let your kids have a lazy day or two, they need a break.
Host a sleepover.it’s always a great time for the kids. All you need is some pizza, a bunch of board games, a karaoke machine and it’s on. Adult supervision is a must.
Spend quality time with your kids. If you are working, try to take a few days off to enjoy your children. Talk to them about how they are feeling, let them ask you questions, listen to them, be present, be mindful.
Regardless of whether or not you are going away or staying home, a week with your children is a treasure. Before you know it they will grow up and we won’t have the privilege of having them with us for an entire week. There is no doubt that raising children is hard work, but it’s the biggest gift that we can ever have. So, enjoy your week together. And don’t forget to check out my new store for something beautiful for your favorite girl.