I have been so busy with back to school and back to schedules and back to routine that I have been a little slow with sharing my oil information with you all! But I will start now, and what better place top start with then some of the oils that are most helpful with our kiddos (and us) and helping ease them into routines!
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So basically my goal with my kids and school is to make sure they feel good in their bodies and they are well and able to learn. SO many things affect kids and their learning (environment, learning style, mindset, diet and mood… the list is really endless). And so many of these things we are able to control or change, some obviously are harder than others but we can adjust the lighting, remove distractions, change foods and diet, add in breaks through out the day and visuals for learning or whatever else might help. Another way to help with making kids feel good for school is by using oils. The oils I am going to focus on today will help with 4 main areas
- Physical Health (Cold & Flu & Germs)
- Anxiety & Mental Well Being
- Strength (Bravery Blends)
1. KEEPING OUR PHYSICAL BODIES HEALTHY (Cold & Flu type stuff)
First thing that comes to mind when I think feel good is to stay healthy, and we have a few oils that can aid in helping with healthy bodies in kids.
DigestZen: This is a great one for kids with tummy issues, just dilute it into a roller ball with fractionated coconut oil and then rub on child’s tummy. It will help with gas, bloating, digestion.
On Guard: This is the oil for school, again you dilute and put it on a rollerball and have your child put it in their sock drawer. Then before they put their socks on have them roll the bottoms of their feet. It helps protect against environmental and seasonal threats with a blend of oils known for their positive effects on the immune system.
Easy Air: This is a good one for help breathing for any sort of issue (maybe its shortness of breathe from anxiety or maybe its dust in the classroom, exercise, etc). Whatever the reason same application as DigestZen , dilute in a rollerball and then have your child apply to chest. A really easy way to get them to do this is to say make a heart on your chest with the rollerball!
2. MENTAL WELLBEING & ANXIETY
Another big thing in our house with the kids is Transitioning into preschool. Currently in our world my kids (mainly my son) has had to transition into a more structured day, with time away from mom and dad and siblings and having to be up and out of the house by 9am. Obviously every family is different and it might be different issues with your little or big kids but they may gave some of the same solutions. So here are a few helpful oils!
BALANCE & SERENITY
AKA Liquid Calm these two oils are grounding and calming blends. Balance is a bit of a woodsy smell to it and it works for when you are feeling on a bit of high and need to come back down, Serenity has a floral/ vanilla scent to it and is calming for people, even good to help with sleep. Serenity has a very gentle aroma and would even be nice put on a piece of diffusing jewelry for a child to have. (Balance is one of my all time favourites)
CONOSLE & PEACE
Console has been described as a hug in a jar, but the really cool thing about console is DoTerras team of chemists actually researched how the brain reacts to a hug and tried to find a combination of oils that had the same reaction… so this is as close as you can get to a hug from oils! It has a floral scent to it and is a blend of many different oils including Frankincense, Patchouli, Ylang Ylang, Rose and more. Peace is known to give the immediate calming feeling, literally you just cup it in your hand and breath it in to feel the calm! These two oils are good for helping with separation anxiety. (These are on my next personal order for sure, both my older kids have been having serious separation anxiety!)
Exactly how it sounds an invigorating blend of citrus scents with a touch of vanilla. This blend is uplifting and energizing and when combined with Balance it is known as “Monster Juice” used to calm your little monsters.
These oils can be used to help kids or anyone focus. Sometimes you migh find ADD or ADHD students can find these oils useful in keeping attention.
LEMON: The clean scent of lemon helps to bring you back to focus. So if you find you are easily distracted and your mind wanders this might be a good oil to try!
VETIVER: Earthy and woodsy smell that is also used for anxiety and panic attacks. Vetiver can help stop mind chatter, so if you have brain that just doesn’t stop and its hard to focus because it has so much going on up there try Vetiver!
PEPPERMINT: Smells as you would imagine (almost like a candy cane) and it helps make you more alive, it wakes you up! This oil can help your brain catch up to your thoughts.
IN TUNE: This blend was specifically designed to support focus, one easy way to apply would be on the bottoms of the feet before school or on the back of the neck, even to have in an inhaler so that your child can smell it whenever they need to throug out the day.
4. STRENGTH (BRAVERY BLENDS)
Who couldnt use a little help with finding strength and bravery in everyday situations, and when your little school projects or difficult situations definitely need you to brave. A few great oils for this are:
GINGER: This warming oil is great for empowerment, amazing for self confidence! Plus if you are anything like me difficult situations can upset the tummy and this oil helps to calm the tummy.
TERRASHIELD: Interestingly enough is the bug repellent blend but it is also ab ink fir shielding (setting boundaries). If your kiddos are having issues with dealing with others maybe this would be a good one to help. Think warrior oil!
MOTIVATE: This citrus and minty blend is made to give you an uplifting push of motivation. It can help keep the heart open and communication!