Here in the Chicago and usually all over the Midwest, the winters are a rough one. The temps can drop low with windchills in the subzero and the snow can be deep. It can be rough on our immune systems. My daughter Aubrey also started school in September and since then she has exposed to more germs that seems to have spread more rapidly. She has experienced more runny noses this year than any other year. As a matter of fact, Bree recently got sick. She had some congestion, a cough and would wake up at night crying and coughing. She wasn't running a fever and didn't act sick outside of the congestion and coughing. We needed something to help with these symptoms and make her more comfortable at night, not only for her sake but so that we could get a full night's sleep as well. I had grown to become one tired mommy and Bree was one tired and cranky toddler.
Around the time this was happening, I was contacted by a company called Maty's to try some of their prodices. I was sent a care package of a bunch of great goodies including cough syrups and chest rubs. If you don't know about Maty's, well I am here to tell you! Maty's is basically an organic apothecary. It was developed like a mom that wanted to find safer medicinal options for her child. How great is that? I totally understand the concern of wanting to help your children feel better from their ailments but also feel concerned about the ingredients going inside their bodies and what the long term effects are. At Maty's, they use naturally derived ingredients. How does ingredients like honey, cinnamon, and apple cider vinegar sound? These are just a few of the ingredients you will find in their cough syrups. They don't just have cough syrups. They also have chest rubs as well. Maty's utilizes essential oils to help provide a very relaxing and therapeutic experience.
So how well do they work? Well they are amazing!! The chest rub has a very nice lavender scent that really helped to calm my daughter Aubrey while at bed time. It really helped to make her feel calm and relaxed. Even I felt more relaxed just rubbing it on her. I found that when I used it she fell asleep a bit quicker. It is the kind of product that doesn't need to be used just when your child is sick. Since it is all natural it is safe to use at any time for a fussy baby or uncomfortable child. Normally, we have used Vick's in our home. It is the old fashioned tried and true method, however it isn't without its faults. Sometimes I feel it can burn your eyes after using it. The scent isn't a bad scent but I don't necessarily find it pleasant. Not like Maty's. Maty's is a very pleasant scent. It can be used for kids or even for yourself. I have used the chest rub when I feel a little stressed, need a little extra help falling asleep, and it has done wonders for some of my headaches.
What about the cough syrups? Also amazing!! Seriously. When Bree was coughing I went in and gave her some of the syrup and it stopped the cough! Not only did it work but it tastes fantastic! It was seriously delicious and I know that because I tried it myself. I wanted to know what my daughter was experiencing. My daughter also loved the taste. After I gave it to her she actually said, "Mmmmm". It left a little mustache on her face when she drank it out of the cup but Bree liked the mustache because then she could lick it off.
Why are they different? The fact that this company uses all natural and organic ingredients means that you can use the products not just when you are sick. The ingredients are immune boosting so you can take it yourself or give it to your children to prevent illnesses and symptoms. The taste is so great and sweet that you can use it in your favorite oatmeal, put it in teas or mix it inside a smoothie. It helps add a yummy flavor while at the same time making you healthy and boosting your immune system to keep you healthy. If you want to keep going and not succumb to the winter blahs, you should try Maty's products for yourself. They are in several major retailers and online as well. I have seen them in my local Target and Walmart stores where I purchase most of my health and personal care products.