Kids know that it’s no fun to be sick, and parents understand the toll that having a child ill in bed can have on their own physical and mental health. Parenting is a full-time job, regardless of whether the parents work in an office building across town or stay home with their children, but when the kids are sick, many moms and dads find themselves pulling all-nighters to care for a miserable child with a stuffy nose or chest congestion. The best whole house diffuser gives you one less thing to worry about when your child is sick by dispensing essential oils where your family needs them most: throughout your entire home.
Why Should I Consider Scents for My Child’s Illness?
Essential oils have been used for centuries to treat a number of breathing-related ailments like allergies, asthma, and congestion that arises from upper respiratory illnesses. Some oils directly alleviate stuffy noses and clear chest congestion, while others can help with your child’s sleep or an anxious mood. Before you purchase a new bottle, make sure to do some research and choose oils that are best for babies or young children. Blends that contain eucalyptus, like our Lemongrass Fragrance, are great for opening kids’ stuffy airways, and our Lavender Vanilla blend can provide a sense of calm to help your child get some much-needed rest.
In addition to providing benefits for your sick child, fragrances can provide a peaceful aura for an otherwise stressed (and probably cranky) family. Though your child may not be able to smell the scents at first due to her stuffy nose, don’t worry; they are still working as they should. Plus, as a bonus, you get to smell the pleasant, light fragrances too!
How Could a Whole House Diffuser Help My Sick Child?
Whole house diffusers provide a practical option for dispersing aromatic and helpful oils throughout your whole home. When you opt for an aroma machine that works in multiple rooms, you can say goodbye to a standalone unit that you have to move from your ill child’s bedroom to the living room while you get her situated to watch her favorite movie. This way, you can focus on your child’s symptoms and monitor her health rather than worrying about the paraphernalia that accompanies the sickness process.
If you’ve been using one of our seasonal scents, it’s possible to switch it out for a different blend while your child is ill and return to it after your child has recovered. Alternatively, you may choose to use a scent that provides benefits for your family’s respiration throughout the cold and flu season.
Using essential oils to treat the respiratory symptoms of sickness can be a safe alternative to cold medicine for healthy individuals. Always check with your child’s pediatrician before selecting a scent to ensure that the oil is appropriate for your child, especially if she is very young or has any medical conditions aside from her current illness. For more information on using whole home diffusers to freshen your home and aid in the treatment of your sick child, contact Whole Home Scenting today.