For thousands of years, parents have used essential oils (EOs) to help rascals feel better. As parents ourselves, we’ve tried and tested a range of EOs, and want to share about some of our favourites with you.
Aromatherapy and the use of essential oils can be dated back more than 6,000 years. A number of ancient civilizations — including the Chinese, Indian, Egyptian, Greek and Roman — worked with them for vast purposes: therapeutic, spiritual, hygienic and ritual.
The Romans, for example, used them in cosmetics, perfumes and drugs. Essential oils were also part of their religious and spiritual rituals.
Compared to such a long and global use of EOs, the word ‘aromatherapy’ is new. It was established in the 20th century and derived from Latin, aroma meaning ‘fragrance’, and therapy meaning ‘treatment’.
Read on, to learn about essential oils to be found in the garden of Rascalonia and their many benefits.
RASCAL REMEDY ESSENTIAL OILS
Black Pepper | promote improved appetite | help soothe stomach knots, clogs, and ballooning | quiet tummy rumbles and toots
Cedarwood | soothe reactions from common ambient irritants | aid respiratory comfort | calm, relax, and soothe | help promote concentration and relieve mental fog
Cypress | antimicrobial cleanser | support breathing comfort | antioxidant | promote feelings of calm relaxation | help promote concentration and relieve mental fog
Fennel | help soothe stomach knots, clogs, and ballooning | quiet tummy rumbles
Frankincense | promote feeling relief from swelling | comfort itchy patches
German Chamomile | calm and soothe skin irritations | help the mind and body feel calmer
Ginger | help soothe digestion, stomach knots, upsets, and ballooning | quiet tummy rumbles and wooziness | boost clean, happy functioning
Grapefruit | energize, uplift, and invigorate | help promote focus and attention | help reduce stress and feel uplifted | stimulate circulation and improve digestion
Lavender | support calm and tranquility | relax jitters and encourage pillow time | soothe itches and common skin irritations
Lemon | refresh, energize, stimulate and uplift | astringent and cleanser
Mandarin | support calm, reduce stress and feel uplifted
Orange | uplift and energize | soothe stomach knots, bottlenecks, and ballooning | skin antioxidant
Palmarosa | nourish dry, flaky, and irritated patches | promote feelings of calm relaxation
Patchouli | antimicrobial cleanser | promote feeling relief from swelling | antioxidant skin soother
Peppermint | energize, uplift, and invigorate | promote feelings of calm relaxation | help promote concentration and relieve mental fog
Roman Chamomile | calming, soothing | comfort feelings of anxiety
Tea Tree | antimicrobial cleanser | antibacterial | support breathing comfort