Friday, February 25, 2011

Pink Eye

A month or so ago my little 2 year old starting showing signs that she was getting pink eye. She was around 2 kids that did have it, so I am pretty sure she had it too. I was surprised at what an easy fix this was. I put 2 drops of Melaleuca and Lavender around her eye three times a day. I put the oil on my finger and then rubbed it on her. The only trick with a 2 year old was to get her to not rub her eye for a few minutes to let the oils sink in. A couple of times I wasn't quick enough and she did rub some oils into her eye. I would just hold her and she was fine within a minute or two. We did this for a couple of days and it completely cleared up!!


  1. Wow Meg, that is amazing!! I read your previous post about the flu as well. I need to get me some of that on guard. Oh, and improve my diet, etc. continue to inspire me!!

    So I looked at your post on depression. I am currently on anti depressants, and we're thinking of trying for another baby soon. I am really worried about my mood during my pregnancy. I am definitely a category 1, angry and impatient. Would you recommend the 4 oils you have listed there for my mood? I would love to get off my meds and use oils for life. How much do they cost?

  2. When my kiddo had pink eye, our pharmacist recommended belladonna drops (Walgreen's has it as "Pink Eye Remedy"). Just one drop in the eye twice a day and it relieved her itchiness and cleared up within a couple days.