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When We're Under the Weather {52 Lists}

52 lists with Chasing Slow

This week: List things you do when you (and/or a family member) are sick.

Things we do when sick:

  • Scan - to see what supplements and oils we need
  • Rest - make a bed on the couch or living room floor, rest, sleep, read a book/watch a movie, stay home as much as possible
  • Nourish - chicken soup, bone broth (avoid milk and dairy)
  • Hydrate - hot toddy (hot water, apple cider vinegar, honey, lemon essential oil), ginger ale or peach juice from canned peaches when trouble keeping foods down
  • Support - immune boosting oils and supplements
  • Comfort - diffuser, tissues, blankets, pillows, stuffed animals, warm bath
  • Clean - Wash light switches, handles and doorknobs
  • Pray! 

Supplements and oils we go for:

  • Immune support - Thyme, Thieves, Clove, Longevity, Vitamin C, Elderberry syrup, Echinacea Tea
  • Throat support - Thieves (dropped in the back of the throat or via the spray), Lemon and Purification rubbed externally 
  • Respiratory support - RC, Eucalyptus radiata, Peppermint, Pine (diffused, steam inhalation, or topically)
  • Tummy support - Digize, Peppermint (internally or topically)
  • Ear support - Melrose and Lavender (diluted 2:10 with carrier oil and dropped on cotton ball and placed in ear, then rubbed on external ear)
  • Fever support - Peppermint on feet
  • Sleep support - Lavender, Cedarwood, Orange
  • Eye support - colloidal silver 

My husband's list is short: sleep, oils, and leave him alone. He doesn't like to be pampered at all.

We used to get sick all the time and it would last for 3 weeks or longer as it made its way through family members. We now take oils and supplements, get plenty of sunshine/vitamin D, take fermented cod liver oil, and make healthy lifestyle choices, so if/when we do get sick our recovery is much quicker!