It’s that time of year again. As vigilant as we try to be in reducing our exposure to viruses, inevitably there will be a few runny noses around the house.
When we hear that first sniffle, the routine starts: Ginger lemon tea, warm chicken broth, healing soup, herbs, homeopathic remedies, and more. We also avoid any inflammation causing foods such as sugar, refined grains and dairy.
Three years and four months in, we’ve managed to avoid any secondary bacterial infections such as ear infection or acute bronchitis. Here’s what we do, which we really believe helps!
But no matter what, there is always one thing that has to be done. Wipe runny noses. I prefer to use a moisturized wipe as a gentle alternative to tissue, and we’ve been using a very popular brand of nose wipes with a catchy name. But I never felt great about using them because the ingredients listed many things I steer clear of such as Polysorbate 20, Iodopropynyl Butylcarbamate (a preservative which is acutely toxic by inhalation and should not be used in products that can inhaled- not something I want in my child’s nose!) and Propylbutyl Isobutylparaben.
I used them anyway hoping the benefit outweighed the risk of exposure to these potential toxins. Well recently as I was perusing my local baby store, I discovered I no longer need to compromise.
We now only use Noz-Eez– a moisturizing wipe containing an herbal blend with antioxidants echinacea, elderberry, and Vitamin C. When applied topically, these nose friendly herbs go to work right away.
- Can be used in a Wipe Warmer for Extra Relief
- Pure 100% Cotton
- Safe, Non-toxic Natural Ingredients
- Phenoxyethanol and Polysorbate 20 free
Not to mention they are less expensive than the brand we were previously using- always a plus.