How Are You Staying Healthy?

Dear Lord,

Please help me to be able to provide the natural and healthy ways to keep my followers well. Help me to be able to share information that they can then apply to their lives. I pray that you help to keep them all well, help to fight off any illness that they may be dealing with right now.

Amen!

Hi Everyone!

I heard on the news that the CDA said that 49 out of the 50 states has widespread flu out breaks this year. Which ever that 1 state is that does, I need to know! I am ready to move! It is crazy to me to think that so many people are sick this year and that there have actually been several deaths from the flu. I personally know people who have gone and got Tamiflu as a preventative measure because someone in their family was sick. We are all trying to do our best to stay well right now! Today I want to talk to you about how my family is supporting our immune system so that we are not constantly sick.

I will start by saying I am not claiming to prevent, treat or diagnoses any illnesses, I am simply telling how my family is supporting our health naturally. Second, I will say we had the flu in our house- we are not immune to illness. About two weeks ago our son was not eating well, was constantly sleepy and had a fever (101.5F). Since the flu was going around we had him tested twice- the first time was negative the second 4 days later was positive. Same symptoms.  Our daughter caught similar symptoms shortly after, but we opted to not get her tested and just help her get better at home.

So how do we support our immune system? We support it a couple of ways. We try to eat healthy, we stay hydrated by drinking plenty of water, we take supplements and we use essential oils. Oh, and don’t forget, we wash our hands! Supporting your immune system really isn’t that hard! There is one thing I would like to tell you about though (well really a few)! On Guard!

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On Guard is doTerra immune support oil. They have a complete product line based around On Guard. The not so basic essential oil is so amazing! The is a blend of Wild Orange Peel, Clove Bud, Cinnamon Leaf, Cinnamon Bark, Eucalyptus Leaf, and Rosemary Leaf/Flower essential oils. Together these oils create an immune system support powerhouse. They help fight off environmental threats that have seemed to keep everyone down this year. It also helps support healthy respiratory function and circulation. Not to mention, it has an uplifting scent!  This is the one oil that without fail, no matter how late we are running, I put on my kids every day! I also diffuse this oil in the house almost every day. We have a humidifier that we put it in as well that runs all day. It is nice to come home to a house that you know has been disinfected all day while you were gone! 😊

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The next product that I bought in this line was the On Guard Protective Throat Drops. I bought these when I felt like I was starting to get sick in early fall. They helped my sore throat and cough. These are so nice to keep with you when you are going to public events where there may be sick people. You just pop one of those in and you are helping your body support your immune system. These are great to pair with the On Guard Hand Sanitizer and On Guard beadlets.  The hand sanitizer is in small spray bottle that is super convenient to use! Spray it on your hands, table, public bathrooms, air plane trays, high chairs- you get the picture, right? The beadlets contain one drop of the On Guard essential oils and are great to have when traveling and they help freshen your breath!

Speaking of breath, lets talk toothpaste! Short back story- my husband has had several oral procedures due to childhood issues with his teeth which left him with super sensitive teeth. After I had the kids I went to the dentist and found out that I had 12 cavities. I had never had a cavity before the kids and I prided myself on that. Well, now I have super sensitive teeth as well. We were using a toothpaste recommended by our dentist for sensitive teeth and it never helped. We switched to the On Guard toothpaste and it has made a world of difference. I really think we will use this the rest of our lives! Our mouths feel so clean and it naturally whitens your teeth. It is fluoride free and is safe for the whole family. I will say that it has a strong taste, so kids may not be a big fan at first! We have not started it on our kids yet.

The newest additions to our house hold have been the cleaning line- concentrated cleaner, foaming hand soap, and laundry soap. Let me tell you- I have no idea why it took me so long to get them!!! DON’T WAIT TO GET THESE!!! Just when you think you are winning at life by supporting your family’s immune system with the previous products… then you get these and your life changes! I promise y’all I have never felt like my house was so clean. I was washing our tube the other day and my daughter came on and started trying to help. It was so nice to not have to worry about her getting toxic chemicals in her mouth or eyes. It was so nice to be able to encourage her to help me, not stop her! Not to mention, my tub looked so good! The hand soap has been a game changer for me. Normally my hands are so dry and hurt this time of the year, but this hand soap does not dry them out. They feel great and clean! I don’t feel like I have to rinse my hand for 15 minutes to get the soap off either- we all know there is that soap, don’t act like you don’t know what I am talking about!

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The laundry soap is great too! This is a very concentrated detergent, so it requires very little to clean your laundry. We have a HE washer, so we only have to us 1 tablespoon per load. Our clothes never have a funny smell to them if we leave them in the washer 5 minutes too long and I have seen few stains. With kids that go to daycare, you know they get stains and no matter what stain remover you put on them they just won’t go away. Well, with this detergent they are starting to fade with every wash! You can also use it as a stain remover by applying a small amount to a spot and letting it sit for a few minutes before washing.

I know this is a ton of information on this product line at once! With the flu making circles around everywhere and Lord knows what else, I just had to share with you what we are doing to help keep us healthy. If you have any questions or want more information feel free to email me at thesquirrellymom@gmail.com or visit my doTerra page at https://www.doterra.com/US/en/site/carliewhitledge. I am happy to answer any questions!

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One Comment

  1. Erica K

    Oh my goodness your house always smells so good! I just love the smell of On guard and you know how sensitive I am to smells!

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