Over a month ago I came down with your run of the mill cold. I brushed it off like no big deal, took my vitamins and continued to live my life. Day by day the cold itself faded but a terrible cough developed and lingered. To this day it still lingers. When I stop to think about it I realize that the reason I can never heal is because I never take the time to heal.
As moms we are so concerned with our babies, our husbands and our homes; that we leave so little for ourselves. As I sit here writing this post I am on the first sick day that I have taken for myself this year even though I have been sick a few times. I truly think that if I would have followed my own pre-baby advice I would have been all better by now.
BB (Before Baby) if I would fall under the weather I would immediately without hesitation call in sick, curl into bed and sleep the day away. But AB (After Baby) it must be the mommy guilt that keeps me running or the fact that I haven’t stopped to rest in so long I simple forgot how. But not today, today I am taking a Julia day and loving every minute of it. Although I do have to admit I already broke my own rule of relaxing by grocery shopping, throwing dinner in the crock pot, doing laundry and tidying up.
So what is it that I did today to finally make me feel better after almost two months of this relentless coughing. I can tell you its not medicine in fact it’s not related to medicine at all. It’s more about relaxation! Here is my Mommy under the weather heal all list!
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100% Pure Organic Eucalyptus Shower Gel – a few years ago a small store popped up in my local mall called 100% pure. I instantly became obsessed with their amazing smelling products. Even more so when I learned about their philosophy. Straight from their website “100% PURE® is an organic cosmetics beauty firm focused on providing healthy skin care, color cosmetics plus bath and body products. Completely free of all harmful toxins, 100% PURE® is a healthy and pure line of nourishing personal care items made only with the highest quality ingredients. 100% natural and 100% cruelty-free, all products are completely 100% free of artificial colors, artificial fragrances, synthetic chemical preservatives and all other toxins.”
It is no wonder that this shower gel makes me feel instantly better. The smell is heavenly and the cooling feeling it gives is so refreshing. BONUS: They also carry a baby line!
Aromatherapy Essential Oil Wood Diffuser – seriously such a great product. I have been hearing so much lately about the healing powers of essential oils. This diffuser has an adjustable timer so you can set it for various times. The auto shut off feature ensures safety. You just add your favorite scent such as lemongrass, jasmine, lavender, eucalyptus, chamomile, mint, or coconut; set the timer and you are in blissful aromatherapy land. Don’t pay the big bucks to experience this in a spa, experience it in your own home!
I just love curling up, watching TV and having my favorite scent lure me into a deep slumber.
Plush Soft Warm Fleece Bathrobe – I wrote about this robe in my 5 Hospital Bag Essentials post. It is the softest robe you will ever find. The best part is that it is long which makes it extra luxurious. It’s the perfect robe to lounge around in when you are not feeling well. Add some fuzzy slippers and you can guarantee maximum comfort.
I am hoping that my 3 Remarkable Mommy Under The Weather Products That Heal help you heal. I am also hoping that my cough goes away very soon. On top of it making my throat hurt, it’s super annoying. I’m also always worried that it will wake Morgan after we finally got her to go to sleep!
Please let me know if you have any cure all products that you would like to recommend. I would love to learn about new items that can make me feel better when I am under the weather!