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Remedies for the nursery

April 21, 2016 Vickie Sorensen

When I get a call that someone's child is sick, the remedies that I recommend to start with are pretty standard. Most of the glycerin extractions in my line were formulated when my own children were babies themselves and I needed to treat them for coughs, runny noses, colic or diarrhea.

A few years ago, I created a "cheat cheat" that I give to my midwifery clients when their baby is born, and I'd love to share it with you here! I hope that this remedy chart helps you when you're up at 3 AM with an uncomfortable, fussy baby and you're not sure what to do! 

Problem

Herbal Formula Suggestion

Essential Oil Suggestion

Homeopathic Suggestion

Alternative Therapy

Colds

Propolis Plus

Immubuild

Pulsatilla,

Allium Sepa

Ginger Bath

Colic

Colic,

Chamomile Tea,

Tummy Rub, Serene Baby

Chamomilla

Probiotics, Chiropractic care

Sinus Congestion

Propolis Plus, Fenugreek Tea

Respicare

Respiratory Combat

Kali Bich,

Nat Mur

Onion Poultice, Saline Drops

Constipation

Colon Cleanse

for Kids

Tummy Rub

Mag Phos

Probiotics,

Epsom Salt Bath

Cough

Propolis Plus, Allergy & Lung

Respiratory Combat

Drosera, Spongia, Aconite

Onion Poultice, Topical Lobelia

Diarrhea

Propolis Plus, Licorice root tea

Tummy Rub

Ipecac, Cina

Probiotics,

Ginger Bath

Diaper Rash

Yeast Defense

Cuts & Bruises

Sulfur

Lavender Fields, Vitamin A

Earache

Propolis Plus,

Pain w/White Willow

Cuts & Bruises

Belladonna, Chamomilla

Heat Compress, Chiropractic Care

Eczema

Colon Cleanse

for Kids

Patchouli,

Lavender

Sulfur

Elimination diet, Vitamin A

Fever

Propolis Plus,

Pain w/White Willow

Lemon,

Immubuild

Aconite, Ferrum Phos, Belladonna

Ginger Bath,

Enema

Flu

Propolis Plus,

Flu Buster

Tummy Rub, Immubuild

Oscillococcinum

Ginger Bath,

Enema

Teething

Calcium,

Pain w/White Willow

 

Lavender, clove

Mag Phos,

Calc Flour

Epsom Salt Bath

Runny Nose

Propolis Plus, Allergy & Lung

Respicare

Pulsatilla,

Allium Sepa

Elimination Diet

Stomachache

Colon Cleanse for kids, Propolis Plus

Tummy Rub

Nux Vomica

Chiropractic care, Probiotics

Sunburns/Burns

Pain w/White Willow

Lavender

Utica Urens, Apis

Catalystic Mineral Water


Of course, I always recommend following your intuition as a mother when it comes to knowing when to take your child to a physician for treatment, but this little chart has helped many of my clients and family members in treating symptoms of illness in their children without the need for antibiotics.
Remember to ALWAYS dilute essential oils before applying them to a baby or toddler! 

Many of the remedies on this chart are the same recommendation for older children or adults as well, we have equivalent capsulated formulas for nearly every glycerin extraction on this list. 
Watch our blog for future posts with detailed instructions regarding the alternative therapies such as onion poultice or ginger bath.. or you can always call our office to learn more from our staff! We would love to help you find the right remedies for your family, give us a call at (435) 586-2049 if you have any questions!



3 comments

  • Shannon

    Sep 28, 2016

    What a great list! Thank you so much for posting. My little one is starting to teethe and I will have to try an epsom salt bath.

  • Vickie Sorensen

    Apr 27, 2016

    Hello Erin! Coconut oil can be very helpful for dry skin in newborns, and infant massage is such a lovely way to bond with your new little sidekick. You could add a drop of patchouli oil to your coconut oil as well, it is very good for the skin.

  • Erin

    Apr 26, 2016

    Aloha Vicki, what about newborn dry skin? Do I leave it be or massage him with coconut oil or something?


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