It’s cold and flu season. Thankfully everyone in my house is healthy right now. I hope I didn’t just jinx anything. When the kids do have head colds I break out my arsenal of humidifiers, tissues, Clorox wipes, chicken soup and these Pedia Care Gentle Vapor pads. Pedia Care makes a unit that plugs into the wall that heats the little pads and releases the vapors into the air to help children breathe at night when they’re fighting a cold. They kind of smell like Vicks Vapor Rub and last well into the morning. I really love to use them, but they’re pretty expensive.
I’m happy to say that I found a DIY alternative that costs me much less and works just as well! I have this Scentsy warmer. Actually, I think I have about four. Have I mentioned how much I love a nice-smelling home? I’m absolutely in love with candles and wax bars. They make me oh so happy.
I’m here to tell you that your electric wax warmer can help with congestion, as well.
I usually have a couple jars of Vicks Baby Rub on hand in my house at all times. I’ve used it on my kids feet when they’ve had colds or coughs. I know there are some folks out there that prefer natural remedies vs. over-the-counter. Don’t worry! I have you covered! Check out this vapor rub recipe from Everyday Roots to make your own natural concoction.
All you need is to add one tablespoon of vapor rub and one tablespoon of water to your warmer and let the magic happen.
In no time at all, the vapor rub and the water will start to blend together and should last throughout the evening. So, next time someone has a cold in your family, try out this simple trick to help everyone sleep better at night. An uninterrupted night of sleep has become one of the most precious things in the world to me! Best wishes for a healthy 2014!