Education is a big deal in my family. It’s important enough, that most of us have pursued careers in the educational field.
My mom has been a kindergarden teacher since before I was born. My sister is an associate in an elementary classroom. My husband is a high school teacher and I work as a high school counselor. And of course, my step-son attends school everyday. Needless to say, we are exposed to an array of germs constanlty.
I seem to have inherited my mom’s genes (she never gets sick. Literally, never. We call her an “X-(Wo)Man”) and I rarely get sick. If I start to feel sickness coming on, I whip up one of my Wellness Shots and pound Vitamin C to stop it in it’s tracks. This has been pretty successful, even in my seven years of working with sneezing and coughing children.
My husband, however, gets sicker much easier. Since I have started
forcing kindly suggesting he down Wellness Shots at the first sign of sickness, he’s been able to fight off full-blown sickness and recover much, much sooner.
Without further ado, this is my Wellness Shot recipe. I will warn that it is by no means tasty. Adding some agave to it can help sweeten it up, but there is little that helps the strong oregano flavor. I implore though, it is worth it and works best when taken at the first twinge of sickness (sore throat, drippy nose, fatigue, body aches, etc.)
- 3 drops of oregano oil
- 3 drops of doTerra OnGuard oil
- 5 drops of lemon oil
- generous shake of cayenne pepper
- generous shake of turmeric powder
- 1 tablespoon of Apple Cider Vinegar
My husband really loves them and appreciates when I
make him loving place one in his hand and suggest he drink.
My sister has been getting sick much more often this school year. She does not tolerate my Wellness Shots very well, so I made her something similar in a roll-on applicator to apply to her feet as soon as she feels anything coming on.
I call this the Immunity Roller Blend. I added:
- 20 drops of doTerra OnGurad essential oil
- 15 drops of Melaleuca essential oil
- 10 drops of Oregano essential oil (never apply directly to skin without a carrier oil!)
- Fractioned coconut oil
What are your favorite natural remedies to prevent sickness?