Homemade “Vicks”

When bubs had sniffles, Terek would add Vicks® VapoRub™ to his chest & feet for nighttime & naptime. We had no idea that pediatricians & the CDC has been advising (for years) that parents do not use this on small children, as it can actually increase respiratory distress. Thus, Terek did a bit of research & found another remedy with items we use daily (which I’m much happier with since it’s natural): just add eucalyptus & lemongrass essential oil to organic coconut oil.

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We wish we knew of this before, as almost all remedies we choose are from earth, but like many things in this parenting journey, we are learning as we go along. This has worked so much better & we can also use it more frequently for prevention, too: