Every night after I put Alanna's jammies on, she runs to her dad with her socks and lays on the floor. It's our little routine. If he's not in the room, she will yell "daddy, socks!!" He then knows that she is ready for her feet to be oiled.
Every night (through the cold months at least) we put an essiential oil blend called 'thieves' on Alanna's feet. It helps with congestion, cough, runny nose, etc. WE LOVE IT and it really works. It's a lot like vicks vapo rub but totally organic and natural. I know, because I mix it myself. =)
It's jojobo oil (the carrier oil) and then clove, cinnamon, eucalyptus, lemon, and rosemary essential oil. It smells so good!
It's called 'thieves' because several thousand years ago, they didn't embalm dead bodies and instead put all kinds of oils on the body to help with the stench. Grave robbers would go in and steal the body and inadvertently get covered in all the oils too. They soon realized that they were never sick, and that the oils they got covered in were keeping them well. So the thieves basically discovered this blend of oils had a health benefit. Or so the story is told...