A few weeks ago my children had play day at school. In the past years they have always had field day at their school but this year they went to a neighboring school for play day. They were all really excited about it!!
The night before my youngest daughter, Taylor, was having her play day, she came in the kitchen all bundled up and her teeth were just a chattering. I asked her what was wrong and she said she didn’t feel good and her throat hurt. I told her to go lay down and I’d be right there. I immediately took her temperature and sure enough she had a fever. So I grabbed my Modern Essentials Book and my oils and started doctoring her up.
I knew peppermint was used to break fevers, but honestly I was scared to us it on her. I use it on myself for headaches and it burns and tingles. I didn’t want her to experience that feeling and it bother her. So I grabbed my roller bottle that has 20 drops of peppermint and fractionated coconut oil in it and put it on her feet. I decided to try putting it on her neck too. After I applied it to her neck I waited a minute to see if it was going to bother her and since it didn’t I put it on her spine. I continued to put it on her spine every 15 minutes until she went to bed.
We tried to look at her throat and we could not see anything. You must understand that this is the child who we tell her to open her mouth and stick out her tongue and normally you can see all the way to her tummy. Ok, so maybe not all the way to her tummy but you get the idea. We can see down her throat. I checked my Modern Essentials Book and it said to use melaleuca for a sore throat. So I rubbed it on her throat and continued rubbing it on her throat every 15 minutes until she went to bed.
I texted my friend and we both got to work looking for remedies for strep throat. After some research we found the best protocol.
Along with the melaleuca I also applied lavender to her throat every 15 minutes and on guard to the bottoms of her feet. We found several suggestions for healing strep throat. I went with the strongest one recommended for children. I knew I needed her better in less than 12 hours. In a small glass I mixed two drops of on guard with two drops of lemon in a small amount of water. I told Taylor to gargle it for as long as she could handle it and then swallow it. I will tell you, she was a rockstar with this!! It burned but Taylor was also determined to not miss play day. She gargled the mixture twice before she went to bed that evening. It did burn so I put some fractionated coconut oil on her lips and gave her some milk to drink and both cut the burning.
When I tucked her in I told her if she woke up during the night not feeling well to wake me up. But she slept all night long. The next morning when she woke up her fever was GONE!!!! Her throat was till hurting but not as bad. She gargled again, I applied the lavender and melaleuca to her throat and I applied the on guard to her feet.
She went to play day and had lots of fun!! When she got home from school I applied the lavender and melaleuca to her throat again. At bedtime she gargled again and I applied the lavender, melaleuca and on guard again. The next morning she felt even better I applied the oils again and she gargled one last time. That evening I applied the oils one last time.
Thanks to my oils Taylor didn’t have to miss her play day and go to the doctor. She was better in less than 12 hours!! I mean seriously how huge is that?? Sure she would have gotten better by going to the doctor. But I would have had to hold her down while they swabbed her throat. She would have end to endure having her blood taken. She would have had to take medicine that she didn’t like the taste of for 10 days, that also affect her personality. She would have spent most if not all weekend not feeling well. But instead of going to the doctor I used my oils on her and she was better in less than 12 hours!! I did use any medicine on her to heal her body!!!
None of the oils I applied to Taylor were full strength. All of the oils I rubbed on her were diluted with fractionated coconut oil. I mix the oils in roller bottles where they are mixed 20 drops of oil and then topped off with coconut oil.