I swear I can time the illnesses in this house perfectly. With any major holiday that highlights "candy" the kids will inevitably get sick after their school or a well meaning relative decides to send them home with candy. And how lovely for us.. Valentines has been no exception. Since my youngest is home sick I have been rockin the wellness routines.
I have been washing his sheets with homemade dryer bags, lightly scented with Lemon Balm to calm and sedate.
I have made sweet and sour soup with bunches of mushrooms which increase the production and activity of white blood cells, making them more aggressive. Tonight I will make Leek and Potato Soup with tons of fresh garlic… another immune boosting food. Green Smoothies are freezing inside Popsicle molds for sore throats.
And since I am not one to trust conventional hand sanitizers I will whip up some of my own this afternoon so that we might hopefully contain this illness as much as possible.
DIY Hand Sanitizer
1/4 Cup Witch Hazel
1/4 Cup aloe vera gel
1 tsp vegetable glycerin
1 Tbsp apple cider vinegar
8-10 drops tea tree essential oil
Mix the ingredients in a small glass jar, shake well. Dab on hands and rub it in for a safe way to sanitize hands and kill germs.
Monday, February 22nd, 2010