The dreaded call. “Your child has/ or has been exposed to…..”

This common, itchy, annoying wingless creature thrives on human blood and is super contagious! Any clues… Yes, I am speaking of Lice.

It sounds worse than it is. 

Yet. When you receive the call like I did today, your heart sinks. 

“Your son has been hanging and cuddling with his cousin that has had lice all weekend.”

And my son Breydan, has the thickest, prettiest hair you have ever seen on a male. I promise. 🙂 not that I’m biased.

Lice has a stigma of “coming from dirty houses, or dirty children” when in all actually Lice prefers fresh clean hair!  I am not really sure why this stigma exists but it’s not true. Every child in school or even just in public are succeptable. And really, it’s fine! I had it a few times growing up and survived! Hehe. 

It is really not a huge deal. I promise.

Take a deep breath, calm down, apply some StressAway to your wrists and cool it. 
No, he does not have the creepy crawlers, yet, but I’m doing this all as a precaution! 

Trust me, I spent 30 minutes digging through his hair. 

I washed all blankets and pillows he has been using in extra hot water applying 2 drops of Purification Essential Oil into the washing machine. 

  
I then applied Olive Oil to his hair/scalp. And I mean ALOT of it. Haha! It was dropping all down his back and he was freaking out! 🙂 

I then put 3 drops of Mel-A (tea tree) Oil into the palms of my hands and rubbed it through his hair.

Doing the same with Lavender Essential Oil. 

The Olive Oil supposedly suffocates them, and the added EO’s help support the health of his scalp. 

I tried putting a shower cap on him. He was NOT having that so I wrapped his pillow in a towel and kissed him goodnight! 

My sweet silly boy Breydan…. With his cray cray triple tongue move. Hahaha

  

I will wash his hair out in the Morning after 12 hours and I bet his hair will be so conditioned and shiny that I may literally repeat this process every 2 weeks or so! 

Taking a sigh of relief knowing I do not use chemicals as often as ‘prescribed’ on my littles and still feel confident in my decisions. 

Call me crunchy. I’ll take it as a compliment. I’m sure I’ve been called worse 😉

Goodnight friends. Be blessed. 

Elishia Lockwood

OilyMum.com 

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Monday Blues?! Not this Mum.

I look forward to Mondays?! Wait, what? 

Yes. I admit. I do. 

Go ahead, leave me the crazy comments! Hehe

Do not get me wrong, I do love the weekends. It’s family time, I get help with the littles from my wonderful hubby, we go to Church, and spend time just lounging around!

 But. Yes there is a but….

Monday’s are wonderful because it’s back to the routine. Back to having the house back to myself where there is just me and my two year old. It may be chaotic but it’s not as crazy as the weekends! Monday almost feels as if it’s a start of a vacation. Us humans thrive on routine, just as toddlers do. My toddler does SO much better during the week with going down for naps, eating a big lunch and just being a lot more calm. It is a known fact that we all do better on a schedule! That’s why new parents are always told “now, you put that baby on a schedule, you hear me?” – I was told that SO much with my first! And I did the opposite. Now with my second, I did put him on a schedule and wow, how time went by much smoother. No more super meltdowns out in public because if it’s close to nap time then you know not to even go! Anyways, bottom line is, it works.

So now Monday is here, I’m couch chillen with my toddler, which he never does over the weekend when daddys home (weeeeee! Constant play time!) and I’m just soaking it away as if I’m on vacation. Lime Essential Oil mixed with Spearmint in the diffuser, no hustle and bustle & no ‘having’ to go somewhere. Ahhhhhh it is almost as if I’m at the Spa. 

Think about it, you may actually look forward to Mondays as well and not even realize it 😉

Remain with a positive mindset and you too will have a wonderful day, every day. 

Be blessed,

Elishia 

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Easy like Thirsty THURSDAY morning?!

 

 That ^ is my third cup of hot tea this morning! No, I’m not super thirsty, I just have a 2 year old. This 2 year old likes to put things where they don’t belong! Like his pencil in my first cup, I def did not request lead in my tea this morning! And then his ‘boogie wet wipe’ he used to wipe down the table with, in my second cup. And so now I’m on my third. Third times a charm right?! YES! It was. Thank.God. 

I have zero voice from the cold he gave me from his preschool so I can not tell him what to do & what not to do today! Lucky lucky boy. 

Jesus take the wheel. 

Thieves on our feet, lemon peppermint & lavender in the diffuser, and SO much love in my heart for the two year old that is using me as a door mat today 👱👩  

How’s your Thirsty Thursday going?

Be blessed,

Elishia