Mom Shares A Simple And Effective Recipe For The Herbal Bath To Relieve Congestion In Babies, And Says It Works Like Magic
September 13, 2018 09:52 By Fabiosa
It seems essential oils and herbs are used by many to treat anything and everything. Can these remedies help treat nasal congestion? One mom named Brianna Whedbee used two oils in combination with herbs for her son’s bath, and she says it worked like magic!
The woman shared a picture of this remedy’s effects on Facebook. People in the comments inquired about her recipe, and Brianna happily shared it with everyone who’s interested.
She used peppermint and eucalyptus essential oils – the latter is well-known for relieving congestion.
The combination also included dried leaves and flowers: peppermint leaves, mullen flowers, elder flowers, and chamomile.
Other moms thanked Brianna in the comments, but there are a few things you have to consider before trying this remedy on your child.
What to know before using essential oil and herbs on your kids
Here’s the most important thing to keep in mind: before using any remedies (natural or pharmacy-bought), get the approval of your child’s pediatrician.
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If you want to use dried herbs for a bath, it’s best to infuse them in hot water for 10 to 15 minutes, let the liquid cool down, strain it and pour into the bath.
Also, combining more than three different herbal ingredients is not recommended.
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Speaking about the use of essential oils, they may have certain benefits. According to HealthLine, oils you may use on babies include chamomile, distilled lemon, dill, eucalyptus (Eucalyptus radiata), lavender, mandarin, and tea tree. Each of these oils comes with its own specific benefits.
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Still, essential oils should be used with caution. Here’s what to keep in mind:
- Essential oils should be kept in a locked cabinet where a child can’t reach them.
- Although some essential oils are safe for ingestion in tiny amounts for adults, children should never be allowed to ingest them.
- Before using an essential oil in any form on your young child, you should make sure he or she is not allergic or sensitive to it.
- Refrain from applying essential oils on your child’s skin, even in diluted form.
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This can’t be stressed enough: before using any essential oils in any form on your child, consult the pediatrician first.
This article is solely for informational purposes. Do not self-diagnose or self-medicate, and in all cases consult a certified healthcare professional before using any information presented in the article. The editorial board does not guarantee any results and does not bear any responsibility for any harm that may result from using the information provided in the article.