So it’s back to school time in Australia after the long summer holidays. Whilst some parents (and children if you were like me and loved school) will be looking forward to this, there are many more who are going to find this time very stressful. Essential oils are a great natural way to help support you and your family during this transition. Let’s look at the best oils to use. For every oil listed below I have linked further information when you click on the name of the oil.
Lavender Peace lessens feelings of tension and calms emotions which will be very useful at the start of the school year. Apply to bottoms of feet at bedtime to help wind down before going to sleep or diffuse to promote a calm, relaxed environment and decrease stress.
Balance is very grounding and relaxing and eases anxious feelings. It evokes feelings of tranquility and balance which is useful for both parents and children alike. Use on the bottom of your feet as needed. It is already diluted in fractionated coconut oil.
3. Peace (Reassuring Blend)
This blend has been specially formulated with floral and mint essential oils that help promote a calm and restful environment. It is beautiful when diffused or can be added to fractionated coconut oil and applied to bottom of feet. This oil is so beneficial to children but is also great for adults when looking for some comfort.
Elevation is a combination of beautiful essential oils to elevate your mood, promote feelings of confidence and increase energy.
Just dropped your child off for the first time? This blend is perfect to help you with those emotions.
It is great diffused or rub elevation essential oil over your heart, temples, or wrists to elevate mood and promote vitality.
Purify has such a refreshing aroma and is perfect for smelly shoes and bags! Add a couple of drops to a cotton ball and insert inside shoe/bag etc. It is also great in the car or in rubbish bins (in the kitchen etc.). It can also help soothe irritations from bug bites.
Diffusing rosemary has been scientifically proven to help improve memory so this is a great oil to diffuse whilst studying. Some people don’t like the smell of rosemary on it’s own so I suggest adding wild orange to this diffuser blend. Wild orange is very uplifting. Alternatively the homework helper blend below is also great.
dōTERRA’s InTune is an amazing blend, ready to use in a roller bottle. It contains Sandalwood, Frankincense and Lime to help promote clarity and patchouli, ylang ylang and roman chamomile which are calming and soothing.
It helps those who have problems staying focused or paying attention. The perfect back to school blend for a lot of children!
This is a great video to watch to see some beautiful results from a young child.
On-Guard is an effective alternative to synthetic options for immune support. It supports the body’s natural antioxidant defences. It can be added to fractionated coconut oil in a roller bottle and used on the bottom of feet. This is a great blend to use because children will be bringing home a lot of germs as they go into a new environment. It can also be diffused for a similar effect and to support a healthy immune system.
On-Guard is also available in soft gels, beadlets and throat drops. The on-guard range also consists of laundry detergent, cleaning concentrate, toothpaste and hand wash. The essential oil can also be used to make up a cleansing hand wash (with water, aloe vera and alcohol/salt). I always have one in my handbag and car.
9. Restful Sleep
I love this combination for a great night sleep: Cedarwood and Lavender Peace (Calming Blend). Juniper Berry is also a good addition to this blend because from an emotional perspective it can assist with night time fears and nightmares
Digestzen can help soothe stomach discomfort, reduce bloating, gas and occasional indigestion. Use with fractionated coconut oil for a soothing abdominal massage.
Please note that these statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. These products are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease. If you have any questions about using essential oils, please don’t hesitate to contact me for further information. I only use and recommend dōTERRA certified pure therapeutic grade essential oils which are beyond food grade. Every batch is tested and only contains 100% pure essential oils. Read more about dōTERRA essential oils here.