I was reading the quarterly zine, Rhythm of the Home, and found another remedy to help deter a cold.
As soon as you notice your little one is showing signs of sickness, rub the soles of each foot with 3 drops of lavender and 2 drops eucalyptus essential oil. Promptly cover the feet with warm socks.
Try to implement the oil rub about 3 times a day until the cold has subsided.
*Remember to keep the feet extremely warm during the colder months... even while sleeping.
Bright Blessings to you and yours!