Can you believe it’s here? No, I’m not talking about fall. I’m talking about cold and flu season! This is my LEAST favorite part of my favorite season of the year. I try so very hard to make sure that I don’t get the germs that my kids bring home and I honestly think I do a stellar job. I get sick pretty rarely and my immune system is like Super Girl. But my kids? Their immune systems are still getting stronger and antibodies are developing which is why I have a cold/flu kit for them.
Every year I re-build my kit because things expire, things get all used up, and because new products come on the scene that need to be part of my kits. Now before we get started with what’s in my kit, I want to state the obvious: I’m not a doctor or in the healthcare profession at all. These tips and tricks are from personal experience as a mother.
Standard Items For My Cold/Flu Kit
Now if you’re a regular reader here, you already know that I think essential oils and breast milk can pretty much cure anything. I kid—but only a little! I keep the following essential oils on hand:
- Peppermint Oil great for lowering fevers
- Eucalyptus Oil: breaks up congestion
- Lavender Oil: antibacterial and relaxation
- Tea Tree Oil: antibacterial
- Four Thieves Oil: antibacterial
I naturally keep a lot of coconut oil on hand and will use this to make my own version of vapor rub and other things with the essential oils.
I try to break fevers naturally but if I can’t then yes, the Motrin does get whipped out—as a last resort!
Whenever I talk about cold/flu season, I talk about Kali Bichromicum. This has been a God-send for us. It reduces the amount of mucous in the sinus cavities preventing and getting rid of sickness faster.
We have the nasal spray. Works to build your immune system
New Item Added To The Cold/Flu Kit: BEKOOOL® Soft Gel Sheets
After being asked by many how to reduce fevers the best, I have a great remedy to offer in BEKOOOL® gel sheets. While these gel sheets don’t actually reduce the fevers, they reduce the discomfort associated with fevers.
What are they? These are small gel sheets that are specifically designed with the miniature people in mind. They provide immediate cooling relief for your babes as they holler out “Mommy my head is hot!!!”—I know you guys have heard this before!
But more importantly it’s something that they don’t have to ingest that will provide comfort. We try not to load the girls up with antibiotics and pain relievers because I just think that we tend to overmedicate. BeKoool® gel sheets give parents an additional option while providing great care for our kids.
- The BeKoool® gel sheets provide portable and immediate cooling relief in a convenient, disposable sheet.
- They gently adhere to your child’s forehead/cheek/neck.
- They are designed to fit children
- The cooling effect lasts up to 8 hours
- Because they are non-medicated, should you decide to use a medicine that is ingested, they are safe to use together.
From My Mini Tester…
Me: So what do you think of the gel sheet?
Mini: It’s cooooold! I didn’t want to take it off because it’s comfortable.
Me: What did you think when I first put it on you?
Mini: I thought it was freezing and interesting because it felt wet.
Me: If you had a fever or your head hurt would you want to wear this? Why?
Mini: Yes. So it could cool down my forehead and then it would be easier for me to go to sleep because I cannot go to sleep with pain.
Make sure you’re ready for the cold/flu season this year by making sure you have these in your kit!