The cool weather has finally arrived here in Melbourne. The jackets are out, jumpers in drawers and lots of citrus fruits are now in our diet as we try combat the sniffles that usually accompany such change.
I have been meaning to try essential oils in our household for a while now, as I have heard of its many benefits. I heard Lavender helps with sleeping, Peppermint and Eucalyptus assists with cough and colds and Frankincense can positively affect moods. Since I wanted to try the oils on the children, I researched which method was best for their use. While carrier oils were often suggested (where you use 10ml of a carrier oil to dilute with a few drops of essential oils), diffusers seemed very popular.
We were excited when Piping Rock offered to let us try their Essential Oils Starter Kit and Mist Vapor Diffuser. The Starter Kit not only contains Lavender, Frankincense, Peppermint and Eucalyptus, but also Tea Tree and Cedarwood. The Piping Rock website simply explains how each oil is extracted, the aroma, which part of the plant is used, benefits, history and what other oils it blends with. I also appreciated the honest reviews each product contained, all from Piping Rock customers, since I was new to the essential oils world!
The Essential Oils Starter Kit contains six 15ml essential oil bottles, each with a dropper top for easy use. A summary of the each oil’s benefits can be found below:
We started off using Lavender and Eucalyptus with the children and have not stopped using these oils ever since we received them, especially when runny noses seemed to appear. The Mist Vapor Diffuser was a hit not only because of its compact size but also because it turned out to be the perfect night light. The kids take in turns choosing what colour the light is each night (you can even choose an option where the colours slowly change). One limitation of this diffuser, however, due to its size, is that the steam only lasts 5 hours and not the entire night. However, the children still love having it on each night.
The other pleasant surprise with Piping Rock was despite being an American company, their prices are very affordable and shipping to Australia reasonable. Shipping did take a while but if for the quality of product and price, I’m sure you wouldn’t mind waiting a bit either!
We’ll do anything to get a longer night sleep so it’s always great to find something that does help!