It’s back to school season and whether your kids head off on the bus, you school your littles at home or they are driving away to college, you’ll want to get ready with these 5 must have back to school essential oils and blends!
While it can sometimes seem like a daunting task, working in essential oils to a daily routine is easier than it seems, and your family can reap amazing benefits from it. Essential oils are the potent oils distilled from leaves, plants and roots and this highly-concentrated liquid has many beneficial properties. These back to school essential oils can help stimulate for a happier morning, relieve stomach upsets, help to focus and bring clarity, boost the immune system and more, much more! There are just a few you can have on hand, or add to your natural medicine cabinet.
Back to School Essential Oils for Kids and Adults
I tried to keep this list as simple and straight-forward as possible. Of course there are many oils that work multi-purpose, meaning I could give a much longer list, but I wanted to share something that didn’t seem overwhelming and that you could easily add in to your daily life! You’ll notice I recommend a couple of blends as well. There are some pre-made blends you can purchase that have a combo of the most effective oils. Purchasing these save you TIME & MONEY, which is something all of us can appreciate I’m sure. The first blend in this image is Sheild, which is a potent blend of Clove, Cinnamon Bark, Lemon, Eucalyptus, and Rosemary to protect and boost the immune system. The second blend listed is Digest which can assist you in supporting, restoring and maintaining a normal balance with your digestive system. The digestive blend of Lemon, Spearmint, Myrrh, Fennel and Ginger is a powerful combination to cover a wide range of troubles. Instead of purchasing each of these essential oils separately, I absolutely RECOMMEND grabbing them pre-made.
Another way to make essential oil application easy, especially for kids, is to pre-make these blends and put them in a roll-on bottle! Just add a few drops of each oil and top with fractionated coconut oil, or another carrier oil, so the blends can be applied simply and easily as well as being a more portable option. I also love to use salves, and if I don’t have a pre-made version on hand, I’ll create one by added in essential oils to a base salve for a thicker application.
As shown above Vetiver, Cedarwood and Lavender are great as a mix to help with focus and attention and can even help relieve symptoms of ADD and ADHD. Another pre-made blend that has specifically shown huge improvement with ADD and ADHD symptoms is Jeddy’s Blend, containing Lavender, Sweet Marjoram, Roman Chamomile, Ylang, Sandalwood, Vanilla, Spruce, Rosewood, Blue German Chamomile, Frankincense, Vetiver, Patchouli & Fractionated Coconut Oil.
With kids and essential oils, less is best. Just a couple of drops (or creating your pre-made roll on bottles) are all you need to see a difference! When you’re applying oils topically, always dilute with a carrier oil, like coconut oil. Great areas to apply these blends are either to the affected area, like the stomach for a tummy-ache, or to the bottom of the feet and toes, to the back of the neck and on the wrists.
We’ve got our back to school essential oils toolkit stocked, along with some great salves that I apply and are ready for the school year, and hoping to avoid that first month “bug” that usually gets passed around.
What about you, are there oils in your daily routine that you love? I’d love to hear about it! And if you’ve got essential oil questions, feel free to ask them below.
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