Halloween is always an exciting time of year. Kids and adults alike get to dress up in costumes and take on an alter-ego (or just look cool), and kids get excited with the premise of running around the streets with friends and free candy just by saying 'trick or treat'. Schools slow down their day for 'all hallows eve' and some classrooms even have parties where students bring fruit trays and snacks.
And promptly after all of this fun 1 of 3 things can happen: 1) kid finds halloween candy and gets sick from too much sugar and has a massive tummy ache. 2) kid gets super sick from germs passed on from friends at school and trick or treating, 3) None of the above and life goes back to normal.
In preparation of the festivities, I chose my top 5 oils for parents and kids, and an extra boost to help teachers and parents get through the crazy day (at least it falls on a Friday which is a half day, right?!)
Before school that day, dilute some thieves with coconut oil (or your preferred carrier oil of choice) and place a few drops under their feet. They are going to need an immune boost and something help ward off the germs. Diffusing thieves the morning of isn't a bad idea either.
Before the trick or treating ensues, put a few more drops of thieves under their feet and send them off with whoever the responsible adult is. (ps. adults, if you're handing out candy or going out with the kids, you should oil up like this too. Not only to set a good example, but to help fend off germs and colds too!)
If you're just handing out candy, be sure to diffuse thieves to make your home germ free, especially for when the kids (if you have any), or any party goers, get home.
Now if scenario 1: kid finds candy and gets sick and tummy aches happen, you should grab your digize (there is a tummygize in the kids oils collection, but as I have no kids of my own, I'm going off of what I have in my kit). Dilute and rub the mixture on child's belly. Hid the candy in an even better place next time, and get you son or daughter to lay in bed or sit beside you watching netflix so they can think about what they have done and get better.
Scenario 2: sick kids after Halloween. I know in Alberta at least, we can't have warm Halloween's or even Halloween's without snow. SO of course, not enough layers (Mom, I look fat with this jacket under my snow white dress <--- me when I was 4 or I look dumb with all these extra layers! <--- me probably this year when I go to dress up and take my cousin out trick or treating), plus the cold and passing of germs from candy and high fives will make for a nasty cold. Thieves will do wonders on the feet, but when colds mutate and get cycled around the next few weeks after October 31st, you will need something to help you and your child to breathe again: RC and breathe again! Breathe again is a blend of 4 different types of eucalyptus, laurus nobilis, peppermint, copaiba and myrtle. Since this is a roll on, you will need to apply carrier oil on your child's skin first and then apply the roll on or vice versa, but make sure you can dilute it some how! These oils may be sensitive on child's skin, so it is safest to dilute first before testing them on ANYONE's skin, especially your child's. RC is a blend of 3 different kinds of eucalyptus, myrtle, pine, spruce, marjoram, lavender, cypress and peppermint. This blend really packs a punch and is great for cold and flu symptoms. Rub on chest, back or feet and feel better in a few hours!
Scenario 3: well, aren't you lucky to have a child who obey's and has a great immune system? Share your wisdom with us!
Now adults... you might have to go walk your kid right? If you have an active who will want to go through 3 different communities, you're going to need to keep up. Have some ningxia nitro before you leave and rub some wintergreen on your feet and the base of your back when you get home so combat the aches and pains and return back to your normal self. Or if you are going to party hard, these two things will still help you get your party on and not feel the effect the next day (make sure to have a shot of ningxia red the next day if you partied a little too hard and need a hangover drink ;).