If you regularly follow Accidentally Green, you might have noticed I’ve been making a lot of changes lately. First it was the redesign. Then it was the weekly e-mail newsletters. (Are you receiving them? If not, you really should. Sign up now so you won’t miss out on any exclusive content. Just add your e-mail address to the box over on the top right.) Starting today, I will write a Works-for-Me Wednesday post to let you know what I’ve been trying.
Over the long Thanksgiving weekend, everyone in our house was sick. I was on antibiotics for a nasty infection. Prince Charming slept for hours and hours and didn’t feel right. Big Brother woke up with a horrid cough. Little Sister seemed clingy – and then came down with a sudden, high fever. Stink.
All the while, I was trying to decorate for Christmas while nurturing my sick kiddos. I tried the eucalyptus oil again for Big Brother’s cough. Just like before, it took two nights but that cough disappeared.
I wanted all of the sickness out of our house, though. It was the perfect time to try a home remedy I had just heard about. Simply peel the skin off an onion and slice it. Put the sliced onion a few feet away from the head of the sick person’s bed.
I cut two onions in half and placed them in little bowls near the head of everyone’s bed. (To prevent any curiosity from my little ones, I waited until they were sound asleep.)
Our bedrooms reeked of Burger King. And if the smell was in any other room but my bedroom, I just might have gotten hungry for a Whopper Jr.
The uncooked onions are supposed to absorb all the bacteria and take the sickness away. It sounds like a simple enough solution, right?
I can’t say for sure if it works or not. The morning after our onion experiment, everyone was still sick. But we tried it a second night and everyone was feeling better the following morning. Since the only negative thing was the smell – and it was just oniony – I’ll try it again the next time we’re sick.
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