Of course, literally the day before it arrived in the mail all of the kids were better. So I had to wait awhile in order to be able to use and properly review it.
You never really want to wish sickness upon your kids but I felt bad for not being able to use it right away. Thankfully Jodi has patience and I have been able to test it at least once on all 4 kids now.
First I will tell you a little bit about the Remix itself, then I will tell you about how well it worked. I asked Jodi to send any details she would like to tell us all about her Remix and this is what she sent:
Eucalyptus remix is made with eucalyptus smithii oil which is the most gentle of all of the eucalyptus oils. If is safe for use on children and the elderly. Remix has many of the same ingredients as baby vicks but our ingredients are all natural and many of the oils are organic. It contains lavender which is good for sleep and relaxation, clary sage which is a natural anxiety reliever and it also aids in sleep. It also contains lemon oil which also acts as a natural anti depressant. I have used eucalyptus oil from various vendors but never had a gentle enough formula to use on the skin. When I ran out of the oil I bought at a fair, I started researching the effects of various oils. I always thought that when my daughter was sick she felt anxious and sad as well as congested and uneasy. I found the gentlest oils that would help my baby at bedtime. I bought some organic oils online and started playing around. She was nursing one night with a really stuffy nose and I sprayed it on a tissue and stuck it in my t-shirt. She calmed down, began to relax and was able to sleep, even though she was so sick and irritated. I decided to sell it when I saw how many parents were looking for a product like this. I use it whenever my kids are starting to feel sick and it relieves their symptoms. We use the scent swatch or massage it on their chest. I have also added it to their bath.
Just the way I like my products, all natural and safe to use on my kids!
The first time I was able to use the Eucalyptus oil was about a week after receiving it. DD2 had a bit of a lingering cough and it was keeping her up at night. It took me 3 nights of going in and rocking her over and over again back to sleep before I remembered the Eucalyptus Remix-DUH!
On the 3rd night around 2am I stumbled out of bed to her cries of "mamadad" (she calls me mamadad and daddy dadamom) in between coughs. I started to go in the room when I remembered the remix. I went and got it out of the bathroom and went into the room. I lifted her PJ shirt and spritz a teeny tiny amount onto her chest. I gently rubbed it in and she giggled, thinking I was tickling her. She coughed once and breathed it in deeply. Then she looked up at me with her sweet sweet smile and closed her eyes as if to say "ah, that's better".
I could smell it myself, it smelled nice and I could feel it opening my airways too, even though they really were not closed. It reminded me of that cooling sensation you get when you breathe in vapor rub only much much milder and more pleasant.
I was stunned how quickly it worked. I rubbed her back and within minutes she was back to sleep and slept through the night.
Since then I have also used it in the same manor on DS and DD1 for coughs and DS slept with the swatch next to his pillow with some spritzed on it one night when he told me his nose was stuffy and he couldn't sleep. Ironically he had been playing wit the swatch all day, our swatch has puppies on it and DS loves puppies. I kept asking him to please put it away and not use it and told him what it was for. So that night he told me his nose was stuffy and he needed to sleep with the "yummy smelling swatch". Not sure if his nose was really all that stuffy or f he just wanted to sleep with it. DD also plays with the swatch, yes I know my kids are odd!
My fav use, by far, for it has to be with DD3! She is 10 months old and still going strong with the breastfeeding. She is also my spoiled little attached baby and many times she will follow behind me as I try to do things just crying until I pick her up. When I "finally" pick her up (usually within minutes but she acts abused as if she waited hours) she is crying so hard its hard for her to calm down. I try to nurse her but the crying has caused her nose to stuff up and she can't breathe and nurse at the same time, which only makes her angrier and makes her cry even more.
Now, when this occurs I grab the Remix and spritz a tiny amount on my chest (like a droplet) and rub it in and she is able to latch and breathe within seconds. This also comes in handy for the spills she has been taking lately as she explores and experiemts with her mobility and the inevitable comfort nursing that comes with those falls.
Thankfully, I have not been sick but I imagine, judging by how I feel smelling it while using it for the kids, that it will work wonders for me too when the day comes that I need it. Spring is here so hopefully that won't be until next cold/flu season.
I personally feel this is a great product and a must have for any household with young kids. If you have young kids you know how utterly helpless you feel anytime they are sick but yuo also know there are no products safe to use on kids under 6 (and even then I still question them!). I love having this to rely on.
Unlike with Christy, I got the Eucalyptus remix when I very much needed it. DD#1 Had a nightmare of a cough that wouldn't let her sleep at night... I decided to try it, I sprayed it on the little piece of cloth put it inside her pillow and on her chest.. She was able to sleep comfortably and the cough stopped the next couple of nights she would ask for it calling it her "magical oil" her cough got worse later though and the oil couldn't help then but when it comes to a small regular cough it is wonderful!
BUT! the true test... the one that made me a believer... behold my 1 yr old.. she is currently batting a cold.. runny nose watery eyes.. sneezing.. at night her nose is so stuffed up that the poor baby can't nurse or breathe..
|Look at that poor watery nose :(|
Last night it got so bad that we were frantically looking for the nose syringe.. even though she LOATHES it.. we knew it was the only way to clear her nose so she could breathe, be able to nurse and relax herself to sleep. WE COULDN'T FIND IT!!! We were tired, upset, DESPERATE! and I remembered I had the remix, I rubbed some on her chest and she took some deep breaths, I could hear her nose drying up and she fell asleep! Yaaaay! She woke up a couple of times and I just sprayed it on my t-shirt, nursed her and she was able to breathe again.. and sleep. Some people might say that the baby pomade stuff does the same however... I always found it too strong in smell and harsh to the skin this was nice and warm and strong enough to clear her nose yet not overwhelming that all you smell in the room is that.
I absolutely loved it! It was a lifesaver and I plan on keeping my supply stocked! Thank you so much Mama Knows best for the chance to one of your many awesome products and giving one away to our fans.
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