Mamas, my little one has been pretty sick this week. So I thought I would share with you one of my favorite little home remedies for nasal and chest congestion.
Whenever she has a cold, I get out the cool mist humidifier and add some essential oils to the water. I use about 10 drops of lavender oil to aid in relaxation, about 10 drops of tea tree oil and 5-7 drops of peppermint oil, both of which help to relieve congestion. The result is a gently scented mist, diffused into the air of her nursery. It isn't nearly as intense as some of the other medicated vapouriser additives, so it is gentle enough for the littlest noses.
Obviously, I'm not a doctor and you should always check with your pediatrician when your kids are not well.