Cold and flu season is coming in hot (literally, 102°F hot) and I’ve got three must have essential oil rollers to get you ready, and get you through these fall and winter seasons.

Immunity Booster

The best way to treat a cold or flu is to prevent it altogether! You can boost your family’s overall immunity with this immune boosting blend!

In a 10 ml* roller bottle add:
💛 4 drops Lemon
💛 4 drops Breathe
💛 4 drops On Guard
💛 2 drops Tea Tree (Melaleuca)
💛 2 drops Frankincense
💛 1 drop Oregano

Top with FCO. Roll on the spine and bottoms of the feet in the morning and before bed. During cold and flu season I also roll this on the back of the neck in the afternoon whenever we are all hanging around in the kitchen or a common area of our house.

*Cut recipe in half if using a 5 ml roller bottle

Want to buy this blend instead of making it yourself? doTERRA has a couple of great options for you: On Guard Touch and Stronger (Kid’s Touch Line).

 

Fever Buster

This blend is like a cool bath in a roller bottle! Before I give the girls any Advil, I roll this on the back of their necks and bottoms of their feet, and wait 30-60 minutes. It’s incredible how fast it gets to work to cool their little bodies. I roll it on every 1-2 hours while they’re awake until their fever subsides.

In a 10 ml* roller bottle add:
💛 10 drops Lemon
💛 10 drops Breathe or Peppermint
💛 10 drops Frankincense

Top with FCO.

*Cut recipe in half if using a 5 ml roller bottle

Want to buy this blend instead of making it yourself? doTERRA’s Breathe and Peppermint Touch rollers have great cooling oils for your body!

cough Soother

Your kid walks through the door and you see and hear those telltale signs that something is up. You see a little glistening drip below their nose, or what looks like dried snot that has been wiped across their cheek with the back of a sleeve. You say hello, and sure enough, a stuffy Kermit the Frog-like voice answers back. Sometimes that drippy nose passes quickly, other times you’re just a few days away from a two week long cough.

Fear not! Here’s a great blend to roll on your kid’s chest, on their upper back and bottoms of their feet to soothe those coughs so they can get some sleep and recover quickly. If you have itty bitty littles, put some socks on their feet after you roll this on. Say goodbye to VapoRub, and hello to your Breathe roller!

In a 10 ml* roller bottle add:
💛 5 drops Peppermint
💛 5 drops Eucalyptus
💛 5 drops Lemon
💛 5 drops Cardamom

OR

In a 10 ml* roller bottle add:
💛 20 drops Breathe

Top with FCO.

*Cut recipe in half if using a 5 ml roller bottle

Want to buy this blend instead of making it on your own? doTERRA’s Breathe and Peppermint Touch rollers work great! I also have the Breathe Vapor Stick and Breathe Respiratory Drops (for older kids and adults since the littles can choke on the small hard candies).

What Else Can you do?

A few more tips for you if your kids get sick. I add Breathe essential oil to their night time diffuser AND a couple of drops to their pillow to help their breathing. We also keep a Breathe Vapor Stick at school. Let’s be honest, those colds can linger for weeks so I want to make sure we speed up recovery and provide some comfort while they’re in school.

Here’s hoping you all stay healthy this winter mamas, but if you need some extra support, try out these awesome solutions. If you do try them out, I’d love for you to spread the word and post on IG tagging me @theparentessentials.

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