These are my natural remedies to stop coughing at night and for nonstop coughing and my DIY Chest Rub that I use to help.
When a child is up all night coughing, it is disruptive to the whole home. Learning how to use essential oils to calm a cough can save the entire family and give everyone the rest they all need. Read on for more info on how to make a specialized recipe for each person in the family.
I DO NOT MAKE THIS RECIPE AHEAD.
I mix it on the spot. And I keep the extra if I have extra that I make. I have tons of these tiny 4 oz Libby glass jars or tiny 4 oz glass mason jars that I use for recipes like this in my PLASTIC FREE KITCHEN.
I really like DIY recipes that are easy. Don’t make this too complicated.
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STEPS TO HELP NIGHTTIME COUGH
- Start diffuser with SniffleEase for babies, Raven for kids or RC for adults. Add in Thieves for Kids & Adults. I also add Frankincense.
- Make DIY Chest Recipe (below) and I mix it in my hand or in these glass containers.
- I rub it on the chest of the kid or adult who needs help to stop coughing and helping congestion.
- Then, I cup my hands around the face to breathe it in. I visibly watch as the person has an easier time breathing and calms.
- Put away any extra or rub it into feet.
HOW TO MIX DIY CHEST RUB INGREDIENTS
- I take the coconut oil and the essential oils and mix it in my hand. If there are left overs I put it in one of these glass containers to save for later. I label it.
- If I know I’m diluting it a lot for wee ones, I’ll mix it in the glass container to begin.
- You can rub the extra into the feet.
- You can also take the extra and cup it around the face and breathe it in.
DIY CHEST RUB RECIPE FOR BABIES
I don’t usually uses oils topically much on babies until they are 6-12 months old.
- 1-3 teaspoons Coconut Oil or more. More coconut oil for smaller babies.
- 1 drop YL Sniffle Ease already diluted for babies.
DIY CHEST RUB RECIPE FOR TODDLERS
- 2-3 teaspoons Coconut Oil
- 1 drop YL Raven Essential Oil
DIY CHEST RUB RECIPE FOR CHILDREN
DIY CHEST RUB RECIPE FOR ADULTS
- 1 teaspoon Coconut Oil
- 1 drop YL Raven or RC Essential Oil
EXTRA TIP: AFTER YOU RUB IT ON THE CHEST, CUP YOUR HANDS AND BREATHE IN THE EXTRA.
ALSO, YOU CAN RUB IN THE EXTRA ONTO THE BOTTOMS OF FEET.
ESSENTIAL OIL DILUTION GUIDE FOR CHILDREN AND BABIES
ANOTHER IDEA: BREATHE EASY ROLER BALL.
You can also use my dilution guide above and make a “breathe easy” roller ball with Raven or RC blend. I prefer Raven or Sniffle Ease blends for children and babies by Young Living.
IS YEAST OVERGROWTH THE CAUSE OF CHRONIC COUGH?
Thankfully, we do not have this anymore after taking the right probiotics and ridding our guts of yeast. I learned after a TON of research that our chronic coughs, pneumonia and chronic upper respiratory issues were caused by an underlying cause of yeast overgrowth in the gut.