Sleep is probably the #1 topic parents of babies & toddlers, right? We wonder how to get them to do it, do it more often, do it longer. They usually figure it out and child rearing trundles along. But every now and then something really throws a curveball to the sleep arena that stumps even seasoned parents.
About five months ago our now 15mo old, previously a good sleeper, became a troubled, seemingly frightened, restless, and infrequent sleeper. He would fight going to sleep, cry at the slightest motion, resist napping not in a car, and worst of all - jerk himself awake with a scream. And the screaming would continue, eyes closed. Cosleeping, white noise, change in room & crib, temperature adjustments, nothing seemed to have lasting impact. When he would cry he wouldn’t reach out, which finally (after many fitful nights) led us to think maybe it was night terrors.
My brilliant hubby of course said “Is there an oil for that?” And after doing some research came up with a protocol to try. #ThereIsAnOilForThat And to say it worked like a magic bullet would be almost and understatement. 12 straight hours of uninterrupted sleep our little restless one had that night, 12 solid hours. That was a month ago. I wanted to wait until a decent amount of experiment time had passed to know if it was effective or a fluke. Two nights when we ran out waiting for our next order, we had the confirmation we needed. He quickly slipped back to troubled sleeping. Overnight FedEx charge was totally worth it. We will never be without his magic sleep oils ever again.
It is hard as a parent when you don’t know what to do to help your child. Pretty awful actually. Nothing our pediatrician could do (except drug him, no bueno); no book or “tactics” left to try. This was a humbling experience wrapped up in big gratitude. I am so overwhelmingly thankful to have strong, effective, & safe natural medicine for my boys in these YOUNG LIVING ESSENTIAL OILS. In so many ways these oils and amazing company have changed our life, I should stop being surprised when they come to the rescue over and over and over again xx
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THE PROTOCOL: Surrender (a blend of Lavender, Roman chamomile, German chamomile, angelica, mountain savory, lemon, and spruce) was the main oil, rolled on the bottom of the feet, neat and heavily. Layered a minute later with frankincense (or sacred frankincense when we ran out), finished with lavender behind the ears and on the brain stem xx
Last night my 3 year-old son were having an epic cuddle in our bed while my 5 month old and husband slept serenely near by - or so I thought. All of a sudden a booming voracious sound came from tother side of the bed startling my toddler and myself - daddy was snoring! And loudly.
Having recently received some amazing testimonials from family members (that shall remain nameless, Dad) whose nighttime satisfaction has been forever changed for the better because of a little blue liquid called Valor. This highly potent essential oil has many uses from increasing confidence to controlling sleep apnea. Made from a proprietary blend including: spruce, rosewood, blue tansy, and frankincense. It is no hyperbole that among the best class of oils in the world, it is one of the top 3 most desired.
It has help me personally win by battle with occasional insomnia, but I had never tried it for snoring. Tip toeing to the bathroom, I grabbed the bottle and shimmied quietly back to the bed. Leaning over my noisy hubby, I stealthy dripped a few drops of the essential oil blend onto his beard at his jaw line, careful not to wake him. Before I had even gotten all the way back to the bathroom - silence. I looked to see if he had woken up or maybe adjusted his position, nope. Handsome mouth still agape, with nothing coming out but silent sleepy breaths.
"Essential oils made daddy be quiet mommy!" Oh yes, yes they did.