School is back this week for those of us in Perth. For some that is a good thing, being back into routine for others it is sad after two weeks of fun together. No matter which camp you are in though we all want the best for our children at school.
The important things for kids to do well at school are:
- A strong immune system so they are not away sick
- The ability to focus and concentrate at school
- The ability to get a good night sleep so they are fresh and ready to learn the next day
- The ability to cope with stressors
Essential oils can help to support us in all of these areas and can in fact empower our children to help themselves.
When we look at supporting the immune system, my go to oil is OnGuard, our protective blend. When diffused this oil has been shown to kill airborne pathogen, thus lessening the risk of getting sick. When diluted and applied topically it will support the bodies natural immune responses. For children I like to dilute OnGuard with fractionated coconut oil in a roller bottle. It is then easy to apply to feet before bed or to swipe on their back before school. It is also available from doTERRA in a pre diluted touch roller if you do not want to worry about diluting it yourself.
Focus and concentration is important to be able to absorb the information children are being taught. My go to oils for this is a blend of wild orange, peppermint and rosemary. The wild orange and peppermint are a great combination for focus and concentration and rosemary has been proven to help with memory.
As important as it is to focus and concentrate while at school, it is also important to be able to switch off and rest well at night. There are many oils to support this. My favourites are lavender and frankincense. These two when diffused in the bedroom help to promote deep, restful sleep.
Going back to school can be a time of anxious feelings for children and parents alike. This is where I like to use our mood management oils, balance and lavender peace (serenity in the UK and US). My preferred way to use them is to dilute the with a carrier oil in a roller bottle and apply to the neck, wrists and over the heart as needed.
Having the focus/concentration and stress less blends in roller bottles also means that the children can pop them in their school bags or pencil cases and use as needed through out the day, empowering them to help themselves.
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