Mom comes up with decongestant remedy for her toddler and nobody can believe the results

A congested baby is a miserable baby and there are few things a parent can do but give them the love to get through it.

They’re too young to blow their nose and there aren’t many decongestants approved for babies so what are the options?

Smart mama Brianna Whedbee decided to go down the natural remedy route and after astonishing results she shared her pearls of wisdom on Facebook. Now the post been shared more than 20,000 times by fellow moms and dads who are “snot” ignoring these amazing results.

Although you may not appreciate the images, they do speak for themselves.


Brianna decided to give her congested little boy a herbal bath using essential oils.

Nasal decongestant herbal bath. All of his mucus started coming out! Love it ?

Posted by Brianna Whedbee on Sunday, 17 June 2018

She said: “Soon all his mucus started coming out.”

Brianna was inundated with questions of how she did it, so further down the post she said she used a few drops each of peppermint oil and eucalyptus oil.

She added the drops to a warm bath and kept the door closed to trap in the steam.

She also tossed in “less than a handful each” of peppermint leaves, mullen flowers, elder flowers, and chamomile.

Posted by Brianna Whedbee on Sunday, 17 June 2018


It should be noted that not all doctors recommend the use of essential oils for babies and toddlers. The Food & Drug Administration (FDA) warns: “Sometimes people think that if an ‘essential oil’ or other ingredient comes from a plant, it must be safe. But many plants contain materials that are toxic, irritating, or likely to cause allergic reactions when applied to the skin.”

Brianna only used a few drops and they were heavily diluted in her bath tub, causing only positive effects on her poor sick baby.

With more than 20,000 shares, it’s safe to say Brianna’s post has given many parents hope with some praising her for using a natural remedy.

Posted by Brianna Whedbee on Sunday, 17 June 2018

Please share this story with all the parents of babies and toddlers you know. With the colder seasons around the corner, it could come in very useful.