Our first two weeks in China were super cool. New people, new  foods, new energy of new beginnings and all that jazz.

Only one thing can spoil all this. It is silent , sneaky and so vicious…and its called Flu. It is just when we were getting settled and started to feel more like at home that hit us. I don’t remember when I was feeling so tired from getting the bug. Low energy, muscle pain, mood swings, sore throat, nausea you name it. All came to visit. And it didn’t seam like they are going anywhere.

We stay away from dairy  so we didn’t get to congested but still miserable enough to stay in bad for day or two. This is only for mom and dad while kids were just having mood issues. Great combination. Sick parents and grumpy kids.

We were super fortunate to have two amazing ladies, Budist monks, the master and her disciple bringing all kinds of treat for us. They made sure we felt like at home. My heart is swelling from love.

Anyway, I wanted to tell you what was the best natural remedy we used to get rid of the flu. Well not really get rid of it but almost completely get rid of the symptoms. You can’t really get rid of the flu, you know that. Right!?

It wasn’t my favorite lavender or osha root. Neither was CD or Epsom salt baths. Best and very simple to use were simply ginger tea made form fresh ginger root and THIEF’S oil. It was enough to put some on my throat, spine and lower back, some on the feet and forehead, few drops on the scalp and cough will stop and I can have sound sleep. With kids was even easier. Little bit on their chest and feet was enough to calm everything even their temper when upset. (Common side effect of the flu or cold).  Everyone simply must have this oil in their home! It is so good.



40 Drops of Clove Essential Oil

35 Drops of Lemon Essential Oil

20 Drops of Cinnamon Essential Oil

15 Drops of Eucalyptus Essential Oil

10 Drops of Rosemary Essential Oil


Mix this mixture with 1 to 10 or stronger but not stronger than 1 t0 4 base oil (I use Olive or Sesame oil) for general use.

Stay healthy. Cheers and blessings.