Last night was one of those nights where the only thing you pray for is to not run out of clean towels…or to have to clean vomit out of anything other than the towels you have already used up.
Our three-year-old woke up at midnight throwing up, and continued to do so throughout today.
In situations like this, our essential oils become part of our first aid kit.
It’s an incredibly empowering experience to know that we have physical support for many ailments right at our fingertips… and that these are pure and organic is very comforting in a time of toxic-filled ‘band-aids’.
Essential Oils come directly from Mother Nature and as we too are Mother Nature, they vibrate with the frequency of our bodies and our bodies easily recognise how to process them.
“The earth has music for those who will listen.”
The Modern Essentials App (no affiliate relationship) is what I use as an ‘in-pocket’ Essential Oils Encyclopedia. Not only does it give information on all of the body systems and which essential oils support them physically and emotionally, it also gives information on all of the essential oils and how they can be applied or taken, what dilution is safe for children, adults and the elderly.
All I do is type/tap in the problem I am looking for oils to support (in this case vomiting and gastritis separately) and the app delivers results. The I can find which oils I have in my kit and match them up to create a gastro and vomiting blend.
The dilution in a 20ml bottle for a 3 year old is 2 drops (a little goes a LONG way) and so there is a scant drop of each oil in the bottles (and even half a drop can be used by allowing a drop to semi-form at the opening to the bottle.)
We use bottles and rollers from Packmyproduct.com.au (no affiliate relationship) to blend our oils as they are low-price and deliver really quickly in Australia. Aroma Tools U.S and Aroma Tools Aus are two other great resources for you to use for Aromatherapy products.
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While there are so many benefits to all of the single oils and/or blends that I used in these blends, here’s some info for you on Lemongrass oil & Fennel Oil to whet your appetite.
The compounds that make up lemongrass essential oil are known to have anti-fungal, insecticidal, antiseptic, and anti-inflammatory properties.
Lemongrass may prevent the growth of some bacteria and yeast and it has antioxidant properties. It contains substances that are used to alleviate muscle pain, reduce fever, and to stimulate uterus and menstrual flow.
Lemongrass Essential Oil Benefits
Lemongrass essential oil is a source of essential vitamins such as vitamin A, B1, B2, B3, B5, B6, folate and vitamin C. It also provides essential minerals such as magnesium, phosphorous, manganese, copper, potassium, calcium, zinc and iron.
Some of the most common lemongrass essential oil benefits are:
- Relieves headaches
- Reduces stomach aches
- Alleviates abdominal and muscle pain
- Kills germs
- Acts as an astringent
- Reduces fever
- Boosts energy
- Eases digestive tract spasms
Stomach Protector & Gastric Ulcer Cure
Lemongrass has been known for centuries anecdotally as a cure for stomach distress, gastritis, and gastric ulcers. Now research is catching up with this long known support and cure. Adding lemongrass oil or infused lemongrass water to your tea or soup can treat stomach pains, nausea and diarrhea.
Fennel Essential Oil Benefits
Reduces and Prevents Spasms in the Gut
Spasms in the gut are no laughing matter. They can be extremely painful, causing coughing, hiccups, cramps in the intestinal area and convulsions. Fennel essential oil may have a relaxing effect on your body, including the muscles in the intestinal region.
This relaxation of the gut can really make a difference if enduring a spasmodic attack, giving you quick relief from muscle spasms in the gut.
According to recent research conducted by the Department of Pediatrics at St. Petersburg Medical Academy of Postdoctoral Education in Russia, fennel seed oil has been shown to reduce intestinal spasms and increase the movement of cells in the small intestine of infants, in particular through studies of infants who have colic.
The use of fennel oil emulsion eliminated colic, according to the Wessel criteria, in 65 percent of infants in the treatment group, which was significantly better than 23.7 percent of infants in the control group.