I don’t know about you but I HATE asthma! I hate it with all I am. Both of my children have it and until recently it has been my nightmare! Each child has done at least one hospitalization a year because of asthma related issues. Both children are known by first name by their doctors because we were in the office every two to three days. Every cold used to terrify me because it automatically meant a trip to the doctor, steroids, and possibly a trip to the hospital.
At first I believed this was it. I thought that I would live next to the nebulizer, constantly checking O2 Sats on a Pulse Oximeter, and rushing to the ER at night. Guess what, that’s over! Now, I am not saying my kids never get sick but it’s different now. We have a way to control it!
Enter the Hippy Dippy Crazy stuff!
Ok, when my friend first told me about Essential Oils I thought she was CRAZY! Like off her rocker hippy dippy loony! I thought how can that little bottle of oil do a thing for asthma. I noticed it helping her kids though and decided it was time to try it.
First I went cheap!I went to Vitamin Shop and bought a bottle of peppermint and a bottle of lavender. It did great. It really seemed to work but it didn’t seem to do as well as I hoped.
Then I took the plunge!
I decided I needed to try a more pure oil. I joined Young Living. I started by ordering their kit as a distributor. With it came a diffuser and a variety of oils. Already frugal friends don’t go crazy when I tell you it costed me $150 for this kit. I still thoroughly believe in it!
We all get sick!
Everyone in the house caught a nasty cold. You know the one that would have put one of the kids in the hospital? This time it didn’t!
I diffused 2 drops of Thieves in the diffuser and rubbed lavender and peppermint oil on their chest. Please make sure to use a carrier oil such as coconut oil when using peppermint.
The lingering asthma cough of doom!
We survived the entire cold without a single nebulizer treatment and with sats in the high 90’s. I was sold! Then R started that nasty croup mixed with asthma cough and I got nervous. My friend recommended I order RC. I did. When it came in I mixed 2 drops R.C. with a tablespoon of coconut oil and rubbed it on her chest. The cough stop. The asthma was shut down! No wheeze, no treatments, NO STEROIDS! I am sold!
A lot of you are still stuck on the price. I put together this breakdown of what a typical month of co-pays would look like in our house. Yours may be more or less. I hope it helps you decide to give oils a try. For the oils, the total will not be your monthly total. They last quite a while. That is just the cost to get you started.
One more important fact!
Because of the essential oils this winter we have not been to the hospital, had a breathing treatment, been on steroids, or had to visit the doctor for asthma related issues. We are still using our allergy medicine but that will stop as soon as I find an alternative.
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