It is almost time to head back to school! While you are busy tackling supply lists, stop to think about preparing your child’s body and mind for the new school year in addition to their backpack! Essential oils are becoming a popular and safe way to take care of the whole family. Applying or diffusing oils from a variety of plants is a tradition handed down over the years among many different cultures but has recently found renewed interest among people wishing to live a healthy and holistic lifestyle. Essential oils are “essential” in that they contain the essence of the plant they are derived from, but may become essential to your family’s daily school routine! Look for therapeutic-grade oils for the best results!
1. Wake Up With Peppermint Oil!
It can be difficult to transition from the lazy days of summer vacation back to a rigid schedule! Peppermint oil can be diffused during your daily morning routine to promote wakefulness as well as enhance memory! Consider adding an additional oil such as orange or lemon which enhance mental clarity and improve moods!
2. Study with Rosemary Oil
Rosemary oil has long been shown to improve memory and concentration, essential components of thriving in the classroom! Combine this oil with Thyme in a diffuser for an extra boost while kids do their homework or study for an important test!
3. Relax with Lavender Oil
The scent of lavender promotes soothing feelings of relaxation and reduces stress. Lavender essential oil is very gentle with a subtle but pleasant scent. Use this oil in a diffuser before bedtime or in a roll-on dispenser on temples and wrists.
4. Keep Germs at Bay with Tea Tree Oil
Tea Tree Oil is known to have antibacterial, antimicrobial, and antiviral properties, making it a super star for fighting germs that your kids may bring home from school. Young children in particular are still learning proper hygiene and need all the infection-fighting help they can get while their immune systems develop properly. Diffuse this powerful oil when kids arrive home from school to keep germs at bay!
5. De-Stress with Lemon Essential Oil
Navigating changing friendships, peer pressure, or a new school are some of the many stressful experiences that our children encounter during the school year. Lemon essential oil can help students manage their stress. Lemon essential oil has been shown across several species to decrease the levels of stress-activated immune cells. Use this oil anytime to promote relaxation and reduce stress.