I love my sister, Lisa, so dearly. She works hard. She is a wonderful wife, mother, sister, daughter, friend.
Buuut, growing up, I knew everything.. obviously.
I thought she was just a terrible person because she would laugh at inappropriate times, in my “humble” opinion.
Someone would trip.. Laugh. Someone on her softball team got hit with the ball.. Laugh. Someone stubbed a toe or jammed their finger.. You get the idea. I thought she was insensitive. She probably thought I had no sense of humor.
Then I had my first child.
Maybe it was the sleep deprivation. Maybe it was my reaction to the stress of being a brand new mama. But there was that uncontrollable laughter bubbling up & coming out of my mouth. My amazing, supportive husband, my partner in this crazy beautiful life, gets puked on by our daughter.
And I COULD NOT STOP LAUGHING.
This happened on a few occasions. Sadly, we weren’t aware of essential oils at the time and Charlie had a couple of ear infections. Every time her fever spiked, she would vomit. Can you guess who she threw up on EVERY SINGLE TIME? Yup! Daddy! I would hand her over to him to for whatever reason. Seconds later.. barf city!
Unfortunately my inappropriate laughter didn’t stop there! I’ve laughed when friends and family have slipped, tripped, been stung by a bee, and so on. Don’t worry, I control myself when someone is ACTUALLY hurt!
I looked it up and it’s not just me!! Neuroscientists say that laughter is a physical reaction to stress, tension, confusion, or anxiety. This actually makes sense that I would feel stress at these times because I am very empathetic.
So know that you’re not alone if this happens to you!!
Okay so, your kid puked on your husband, but some got on the couch or carpet. You laughed. Now you get to clean it up!
Since we started using essential oils in our home in 2014, we’ve rarely been sick. But on those few occasions, we have been armed with the best stuff this beautiful earth has to offer.
Here are a couple of my tools when I need to get the stink out:
In a glass spray bottle, combine:
- 10 drops Purify essential oil blend
- 10 drops OnGuard essential oil blend
- 1 cup white vinegar
- Fill the remainder with water.
Get the stain cleaned up as well as you can. Spray this, let it sit, then blot up.
In an old pickle jar:
- 10 drops Purify eo blend
- 2 cups baking soda
Sprinkle on carpet, let sit, vacuum
These are great for cleaning just about any kind of crud, anywhere around the house or even in the car.