vaccinations… my most dreaded mama decision



Days like this I sit in bed with tons of anxiety dreading that long ride to the doctors office. I have such a love/hate relationship with vaccinations. Actually more of an anxiety stricken, sick to my stomach, am I a bad mama type relationship. I pride myself in research and trying my hardest to provide my kids with the safest, purest and non-toxic lifestyle as possible.

I’m far from perfect and my kids aren’t completely raised in a 100% eco-friendly & organic home but we do believe in balance and trying our best. With balance comes understanding. The understanding that I cannot completely rid their lives of the “unhealthy stuff” always.

One decision that weighed heavy on my heart since I first became pregnant was the choice we’d have to make regarding vaccinations. I went back and fourth for months. Looking into ways to avoid them, researching on the benefits, the side-effects and the dangers of our decision to vaccinate or not to vaccinate.What a challenging decision! Well long story short we decided as parents to vaccinate. I believe I don’t know enough to make the decision to not vaccinate. I wish there was a course to take or a conference to visit to learn more about the pros and cons. I wish this conference had a panel of parents, some who believed in vaccinations and ones that didn’t. That way I could hear both sides and not the literature side as much as the parental side. If any of you know about this “magical” conference please let me know, I’ll be the first to buy the ticket and fly to the location!!!

However, since we’ve decided to vaccinate and both my kids have been through these type of shots multiple times being that they are ages 3 & 2 I use a tip chart complied by The Texas Oil Mama of helpful before/after steps to help their little bodies prepare for these shots. Essential Oils have been such a great investment for my family. We use them for everything from burns to avoiding to common colds.

Suggested Oils to use before/after vaccinations:  

Lavender on injection site pain.
Lemon in water to help protect the brain from neurotoxins.
Cilantro Essential Oil* to rid the body of heavy metal toxins contained in vaccines. 1 time a day for 7 days.

* Make sure to rid your child’s exposure to toxic chemicals found in everyday common household cleaning supplies, processed foods and synthetic products found in lotions and soaps.

* Lastly, I’m not sure if this helps based on reading conflicting reports but we choose to space our children’s vaccinations out. So instead of them receiving four shots in one day they get two and the remaining two on a future visit. We also avoid the flu shot. Most doctors understand and support the parent’s decision.

Please keep in mind the information on this website is designed for educational purposes only. It is not intended to be a substitute for informed medical advice or care. You should not use this information to diagnose or treat any health problems or illnesses without consulting your pediatrician or family doctor. Please consult a doctor with any questions or concerns you might have regarding your or your child’s condition.



1 Comment

    August 22, 2014 / 9:47 pm

    I feel the same way! Thanks for the tips! I love essential oils. My 7 month old has his shots next week and I’ve been using a probiotic to try and build up his gut. I would also add that Many people say that purification helps on injection site.

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