It’s that time of year again. I can’t tell you how many people I know whose children are down with one virus or another, and the endless cycle just keeps going. No matter what precautions you take, doubtless someone in your family is going to get sick at some point this winter, so it’s a good idea to be prepared with a well-stocked medicine cabinet.
But when I say “medicine”, what I really mean are tried-and-true safe remedies that are both effective and harmless, that treat the illness itself and not merely the symptoms. I find that my growing arsenal of herbal and otherwise natural remedies more often than not work just as well (and even better!) than the conventional medicines you can buy over the counter. Consequently, I have bought fewer and fewer of said OTC meds over the course of the past few years.
However, I am not one to forage for herbs in my back yard (since I have no back yard), and I’m also not all that keen on mixing up my own tinctures and oils when my little ones get sick. No, thank you. I like to keep things simple, so I prefer to have a ready-made remedy… well, ready. And already made.
Thankfully, there are more and more such options available for lazy people like me (and some of you I’m sure – certainly I can’t be the only one not that interested in making my own elderberry syrup). One such option is Maty’s line of products.
Maty’s all-natural remedies were developed by the parents of a little girl named Maty who was born with serious heart defects. They were determined to treat their daughter’s various ailments with all natural products and remedies, and over the course of time, developed the 5 products they currently carry: children’s chest rub, adult’s chest rub, children’s cough syrup, adult cough syrup, and nasal ointment.
I had the opportunity to try out their baby chest rub on Tiger Cub, who developed a cold shortly after I received the product (of course!). One night, he woke up coughing, and I immediately thought to apply the baby vapor rub to his chest and his feet to give him some relief and help him get back to sleep. Frankly, I was mildly skeptical because I had only limited success using Vick’s vapor rub in the same way in the past. I was pleasantly surprised to find that after coughing once or twice more, he settled down and went right back to sleep. He did not cough again the rest of the night. The next night, I rubbed the vapor rub into his chest and feet again before sending him to bed, and it lasted most of the night. When he woke up coughing, I re-applied it, and once again, he slept peacefully for the remainder of the night.
What I love most is the ingredient list:
- sunflower oil
- coconut oil
- candellila wax
- castor oil
- shea butter
- vitamin E
- chamomile essential oil
- dill weed essential oil
- lavender essential oil
- eucalyptus essential oil
- patchouli essential oil
- coriander essential oil.
There’s nothing in there I wouldn’t put myself if I were into making natural remedies for coughs. I’m so glad this product exists because it means I don’t have to go collect all those ingredients and figure out how to turn them into a vapor rub – it’s already done for me!
To sum up, Maty’s Baby Chest Rub is
- Easy to use.
Let’s see. Authentic. Simple.
Yep. I officially love it.
You have the opportunity to win one of Maty’s products for yourself! Simply enter the contest via the Rafflecopter below for your choice of one Maty’s product. The contest is only valid in the United States, and ends next Tuesday, January 15, at midnight.
I received product to review but all opinions are 100% my own.