i am not the first jones girl to get involved in this sorta stuff... in fact, i'm the last. the original holistic guru has been doing this for years - sometimes i don't even know how we're sisters. she doesn't like soda, fast food and she's been neti potting it for years. i was there the first time she neti-ed & i swore i would never do that. i gagged just watching her. and mocked. and teased.
skip forward a few years to a time in my life where i'm nursing [the cutest baby ever] and can't take medication & i've not got my 2nd cold in a month. here's what i didn't count on: how miserable surviving a cold without the luxury of meddies is. but i do it, because i don't want mikey to get anything he shouldn't have in his body.
garrett's had a cold for about a week. a few days ago, he mentioned getting a neti pot. tonight i sent him to the store to get some milk and said, "if you want to get a neti pot, do." he did. he did it first. mikey and i watched... and as soon as he was done, he blew his nose and could breathe. i saw the instant improvement. i don't know if the years have just given me so much wisdom or if it is pure desperation, but i decided to give it a whirl.
it works. i still gagged a little. but it was worth it.
now, onto the essential oils aka voodoo magic. we got our diffuser at christmas and have been enjoying various oils. mikey likes watching the steam/vapor/what do you call it. here's the real miracle though... since saturday, mikey had been developing a diaper rash. i was trying lots of tricks. butt paste, airing out, vasoline, aquaphor... i didn't know what to do because we've been very faithful about the aquaphor since he had little raw spots when he was tiny. i blame the rash on the sickness and a little diarrhea. then last night i remembered that lavender is supposed to be a good healer. so we put a few drops right on his bum and rubbed it in & then coated it with aquaphor. diapered up and put him to bed. this morning, garrett called me in to show me how much better it looked. i was in awe. shock and awe. by tonight [we kept treating with the lavender all day with every diaper change. and will probably keep it up for a few days. and then probably every couple of days...] you couldn't even tell that he'd had a diaper rash. it was completely healed. and thus, an essential oil miracle.
i might be years behind the trend when it comes to my sisters, but luckily they don't give up on me & eventually i get it. heather, if it makes you feel any better - i don't drink soda anymore. very rarely at least. maybe someday, i'll get on the bandwagon about exercise. don't give up on me.