Back to school with essential oils

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How germs impact education

  • Nearly 22 million school days are lost annually due to the common cold.
  • More than two-thirds (32 million) of school-aged children (aged 5–17 years) in the United States missed school in the past 12 months due to illness or injury.
  • 52.2 million cases of the common cold affect Americans under age 17 each year.
  • About 10 million U.S. adults (ages 18 – 69) were unable to work during 2002 due to health problems.
  • Frequent hand washing and not sharing items such as cups, glasses, and utensils with an infected person should decrease the spread of virus to others.

Source: itsasnap.org

How to guard against back to school germs

With so many children sharing supplies, playing together at recess, and eating lunch together, it’s no wonder that school is a breeding ground for germs. And with cold and flu season hot on the heels of the beginning of the school year, don’t be caught off guard.

  • Our immunity essential oil blend combines OrangeCloveCinnamonEucalyptus, and Rosemary to provide a flavorful dose of goodness to support the immune system.
  • The blend of essential oils is safe to use on counter tops, to cleanse surfaces, or to purify the atmosphere by diffusing. This is a beneficial way to keep the germs that may be brought into your home at bay.

Create an atmosphere for learning

The first day of school, a new school, new teachers, and finding new friends can sometimes be a source of anxiety for children. Staying focused can be difficult and children may find themselves feeling disoriented and disconnected. Consider a grounding blend that includes SpruceFrankincenseBlue Tansy, and Blue Chamomile, to create a sense of calm and well-being. The fragrance alone promotes tranquility and a sense of balance. Waking early and diffusing this blend as your child goes about the morning routine, or rubbing it on their feet, temples, and back of the neck can be an excellent way of preparing your child for a school day.

Stress can be a major contributor to illness and disease, in fact, it is estimated that more than 90% of all visits to health care professionals are related to stress. Thankfully children may not feel the effects of stress as prominently as adults but what child doesn’t worry over a difficult assignment, test, or project, the ability to make friends and the desire to please their parents. our calming blend is composed of individual oils with known calming properties which create a sense of well-being and relaxation. Applied to the bottom of the feet at bedtime or by placing a few drops in the bath, this calming blend of Lavender, Marjoram, Roman Chamomile, Ylang Ylang, Sandalwood, and Vanilla becomes an excellent way to promote restful sleep and prepare your student for a new day.

Grades determine our child’s future and our child’s ability to study and recollect material affect their grades. The citrus blend and Peppermint have the ability to enliven our mind, invigorate our senses, and improve patterns of memory. Diffuse this combination during study to improve a child’s ability to focus and for mental clarity. Mix a small bottle for your child to carry and reapply to the back of the neck when recollection of the studied material is needed. The emotional connection to the scent creates a pattern of memory that allows the child to recollect the material previously studied.

Back to school can be a time of constant activity, where we bustle here and there hoping to keep up with the demands of the day. Take a moment before school begins to better prepare your child, put a kit of the above products together and work with them to make this school year a success.

More back to school tips

Better Rest: Calming blend will help to calm nerves and prepare everyone for a good night’s sleep.  Diffuse or apply a few drops on the pillow.

Stay Well: Diffuse immunity blend to boost immunity.

Morning Lift: Citrus blend will energize and lift the mood when your family needs an extra lift in the morning.

Homework Help: Diffuse Peppermint and Orange oils to help your kids concentrate better while doing homework after school.

Immunity boost – Rub 2-3 drops of Immunity/Protective blend on the bottom of your child’s feet when they return home from school to strengthen their immune system and prevent the onset of illness.  This blend is your BEST defense against illness.  It has been proven effective in halting H1N1 and other viral infections.  Place 3 drops under your child’s tongue 2-3 times daily to fight off any illness.

Calming – Rub 2-3 drops of calming blend on the bottom of your child’s feet each night to help them fall asleep and stay asleep.

Lemon Oil – Use 2-3 drops of lemon in your child’s water bottle daily to help boost immunity and gently cleanse the body of toxins.

Peppermint Oil and Orange- Mix 20 drops of Orange essential oil and 10 drops of Peppermint essential oil together into a roll-on bottle for a wonderful blend for memory, focus, and clarity.  Great for stress/anxiety, helps stimulate the limbic region of the brain.  Simply roll it on the back of the neck and a small amount under each nostril.

Probiotics– Probiotics are core to your child’s health.  Give your child 2-3 capsules daily for 5 days to replenish the good bacteria in their gut.  The digestive tract is responsible for 70% of your immune function.  It is extremely important to maintain healthy flora (good bacteria) to help fight of the bad bacteria.

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