Flower Essences: 7 All-Natural Remedies for Happier Kids (and Parents)

Flower Essences: 7 All-Natural Remedies for Happier Kids (and Parents)

You’re tired. The remains of this morning’s oatmeal is still in your hair. Your tiniest human is teething, and the others need a nap or three.

We all love our children, but sometimes we could happily sell them to the nice elderly couple down the street for a shower and an hour of silence.

When the day is long and sanity is short, this gentle remedy to help turn even the crankiest kiddo into your favorite one.

Whether your kids are teething, tired, irritable, or dealing with emotional growth, they can put a strain on even the strongest parent.

And yes, it does work on teenagers.


How To Get More Sleep Tonight

 How to Get More Sleep Tonight | 20somethingallergies.com

Note from Jennifer: Today’s post comes from freelance writer, Jessica Socheski.

Sleep is the #1 catalyst to me having a good day or a bad one. My body is just learning to function again, and lack of sleep can send me into a tailspin of fatigue that will take me out for at least one entire day.

I also monitor the sleep of my clients closely. Deep healing cannot occur without functional sleep.

More than 30% of adults have trouble sleeping and receive less sleep than the recommended 7 to 9 hours per night.

Although nearly one third of the population suffers from sleep ailments, most choose to ignore the problem and just endure it. But after suffering through drowsy days and frustrating nights, a lack of sleep leads to difficulty focusing which can have hazardous results.

Even worse, those experiencing an insufficiency of sleep are prone to bodily diseases such as hypertension, diabetes, depression, and obesity.


Flower Essences 101

Flower Essences 101

Have you ever struggled through the day feeling exhausted, broken, and fed up or get so angry that you feel like your head will explode?

Traumatic memories, a difficult childhood, and an acute or chronic illness are all common causes of emotional disturbances that can slow or even halt healing. And at 20 something allergies, we’re all about healing what ails you.

Flower essences are a safe and gentle way to support the body and correct emotional disturbances.

Afraid of flying? Take Mimulus.

2 year old being 2? Try Rescue Remedy.

Wrung out from a long illness? Olive is your man…or woman. Whatever floats your boat.

Our scientific-minded society doesn’t focus enough on how much emotions and thinking patterns affect us, but they have a significant impact on our well-being.

Significant enough that I see a 40-60% increase in the healing patterns and compliance of my clients when I address it in their healing protocols.

Flower Essences

Flower essences are the most powerful tool in my practitioner toolbox.

It is an extremely gentle remedy that helps to create balance.

Flower essences are the absolute safest remedy I know of. There are no side effects or contraindications, and anecdotal evidence has shown them to save lives during acute trauma like a heart attack or severe car crash.


The Paleo Approach: a Brand New Book for Your Healing Toolbox

As many of you know, my nutritional therapy practice is under a year old. I’m constantly research, learning, and trialing new healing modalities to add to my ‘toolbox’.

Flower essences and therapeutic use of essential oils are a couple of additions I’ve made over the last few months, and I just received my first clinical text on homeopathy.  

Right now, I’m working on using diet and nutrients to affect mitochondrial function and gene expression. Research is the main reason that you haven’t seen too many new blog posts come down the pipeline.

I’m wallowing in nutrition nerdiness.

As I find things that work well with me and my family, they move into my practice, and then ultimately here to help you.

The Paleo Approach is the first product that I am recommending for your toolbox.

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The Paleo Approach: Reverse Autoimmune Disease and Heal Your Body

The Paleo Approach: Reverse Autoimmune Disease and Heal Your BodyRecently, I received a review copy of a brand new book by Dr. Sarah Ballantyne, scientist, super nutrition nerd, and blogger at The Paleo Mom.

It’s designed as a comprehensive guide to reversing autoimmune disease, but it also works to correct so many other conditions.

It’s almost ridiculous how good it is. Sarah packed so much information into the book that she had to split it into two books –  what many of us are calling a ‘textbook’ and then a 150 recipe cookbook – just to get it published.

I’m now using The Paleo Approach as a research text in my practice and will be giving a copy to each and every client for their reference library.

It is my #1 go-to book for a broad yet in-depth overview to autoimmunity and healing dysfunction at the cellular level.


7 All-Natural Cold & Flu Remedies for Kids

7 All-Natural Cold & Flu Remedies for Kids

I’m always learning new ways to supplement my natural medicine cabinet. As a holistic practitioner with a daughter that has latent food allergies and chemical sensitivities, it requires an arsenal.

I am always on the lookout for new effective all-natural cold & flu remedies.

I only use remedies that are gentle, safe, and effective and don’t cause allergic reactions. We also cycle through them to avoid creating new sensitivities and to cover the full spectrum of possible pathogens.

You can find my other all-natural cold & flu remedies here —

Home Remedies for the Cold and Flu Season

DIY Herbal Cough Drops: Sore Throat Remedy

Plague Tonic: a Safe Flu Shot Alternative

Homemade Cough Syrup, Witch Doctor Style

Katie just had her first (and hopefully only!) cold of the year and hubby has been fighting it too. I figured it’s a good time to open up my medicine cabinet and share a few more of our home remedies to help your family too.

I’m including my personal recommendations based on the use in my home. This does not constitute medical advice or instructions for use. Please use your best judgement when giving remedies or medication to your child.

All of the product links are to the products we use and trust. They are also affiliate links that help pay for upkeep of this website (see full disclosure here).

Activated Charcoal

Activated charcoal is carbon that has been treated to make it more porous. It is completely safe for consumption and is commonly used in conventional medicine for ingestion of poisons.