When my girls were little babies it drove me nuts when they had colds and I didn’t know how to help their congestion. Vick’s in my experience isn’t that great and smells less great. Decongestants aren’t recommended for small children and I’m really not a fan of them anyway. Over the years I started adding essential oils to the humidifier and now have a blend that I use every time someone is sick in my house. It’s effective and smells great.
In the warmer months when the air isn’t as dry I use this diffuser.
I purchased it on Amazon and it can be found here http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B004GJRG3K/ref=oh_details_o04_s00_i00?ie=UTF8&psc=1
I’ve been really happy with this little diffuser and as an added bonus it lights up and changes colors. My youngest uses it as a nightlight even when we aren’t using it as a diffuser.
The diffuser holds approximately 1 cup of water and I add the following essential oils to that:
2 Drops Thieves Oil
2 Drops Lavender Oil
2 Drops Peppermint Oil
4 Drops Eucalyptus Oil
In the winter I use a larger humidifier that holds a half gallon and I double or triple the amounts for that.