*Disclaimer at bottom of page
I don’t usually post twice a day (I don’t usually post twice in a month, haha!), but after today’s blog I heard from two mamas within a couple hours wanting the teething blend I spoke about. Elias isn’t feeling the best today so since I had a few I figured I better do it now in case I got busy this weekend. 🙂
Okay, so let’s just cut to the chase…teething sucks.
All kids seem to go through teething differently. Elias (my firstborn) was a teething champ. He would get a little fussy at times, not much though, and at night he would run a low grade fever just on the back of his head (it wouldn’t even wake him up). We did oil remedies a few times for him, but the kid never required an amber necklace, “sick” days, or had extended teething fevers.
Then came along Enoch, my little caul baby beast. He’s feisty, loud, and you know when he’s hurting, he makes sure of it. 😉 Now I could deal with the fussiness and nursing/snuggle days. But last month it got real. Little guy got an actual fever that lasted for a couple days in a row. After a day I contacted our ND and we paid close attention, but that same day I made an oil blend for him and it did the trick!
First of all, be sure to read the disclaimer* at the bottom of the page. I’m not a doctor, just a mama who has been through this stuff.
Second of all, there is a HUGE difference in oil quality, especially as it becomes trendier. In my opinion, you should NEVER use any oils unless they are CPTG (certified pure therapeutic grade), ESPECIALLY on your babies! Our little munchkins are tiny, sensitive, and saving a few bucks is never worth it.
“Essential oils are active at the cellular level of our bodies. Better said, essential oils affect the biochemistry of our cells.” Article here (it’s a great read I highly recommend!) I don’t know about you, but when a substance goes straight to my baby’s cells and has the ability to affect them, it better be healthy and pure and not cut or combined with God knows what…I’m pretty darn crunchy, but that doesn’t mean I don’t love my science, and that’s why I LOVE these oils.
You can look up the difference between CPTG and regular oils, but basically, you don’t ever know what these “cheaper” oils at the store are cut with, it doesn’t have to be labeled. (I highly recommend reading this to learn the difference!) You also don’t know the potency or quality of plants that are used, and that makes a huge difference.
I use dōTERRA and have had amazing results. They are extremely transparent about the quality of their oils and where the plants come from, and I love what their Healing Hands Foundation does to help people. You can read more about that here! If you’re interested in these oils or want to sign up, just throw me a message!
Now in case you don’t already know, whenever you’re using oils on littles, ALWAYS DILUTE. I use edible grade organic, unrefined, cold pressed coconut oil, especially in this teething blend since I’m rubbing it inside his mouth.
Usually I make my baby blends in a roller bottle with fractionated coconut oil (fancy word that just means it stays liquid) because they’re convenient. However, since this blend rubs right onto their gums I chose to make more of a “salve” style blend and put it in a little glass jar. Be mindful of the container you use! dōTERRA oils are extremely potent and I never put them in plastic containers because of chemicals from the plastic leaching out…I always stick with glass.
Now on to the good stuff!
Miracle dōTERRA Teething Blend
1 glass container (preferably with a lid)
4 heaping Tablespoons of organic, unrefined, cold pressed coconut oil (you can use regular coconut oil, this is just the best option)
5 drops of each (make sure they’re CPTG! read above):
(you could also add five drops of roman chamomile, I just didn’t have any!) 😛
I just mixed it up with my finger (obviously with clean hands) so I could taste test it right away and make sure the clove wasn’t too strong. I rubbed this on his gums and jawline, back of the neck and head and bam! He started doing better within five minutes!
-Another one of my favorites that I had read somewhere when Elias was a baby for teething is dōTERRA’s DigestZen oil on their jaws/head/neck…
-Also, I love to use diluted peppermint and eucalyptus for fevers…
Be sure to always double check oil profiles if you or your baby has or is prone to Epilepsy, as some oils can trigger seizures (just like some oils can help them stop!).
I wish you luck mamas, soldier on! Teething doesn’t last forever! 🙂 First time mamas, it feels like it, but before you know it you’ll be brushing a full mouth of teeth and carrying on a conversation with your toddler so enjoy the sweet snuggles. <3
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