Back to Essentials- Essential Oil Tips for Teachers and Parents
Diffusers in the classroom- A diffuser is a must have in every classroom. Whether you want the classroom to be more awake, more calm, less stressed, or more focused, diffusing essential oils is a way to help students naturally.
- Tired and stressed? Use citrus oils such as lemon, orange, lime, or grapefruit, blends of citrus oils, or peppermint to energize your students. Citrus oils are especially great for middle schoolers.
- Need to calm down? Use lavender, vetiver, roman chamomile or blends of these oils to help students relax.
- Testing? Use peppermint, wild orange, or frankincense to improve focus and mood during test days.
- Teachers- let students alternate who chooses the oil and fills your diffuser, or have the class vote on the scent each day.
- Parents- contact your child’s teacher or school about sending a diffuser into your child’s classroom to help your child have a better school experience.
DIY individual desktop aromatherapy- Cut a pool noodle into 1 inch pieces to create a ring; add 2-3 drops of an essential oil of your or your student’s choice, and let students keep them on their desk for whenever they feel like they need them.
DIY Hand Cleaner- add 10 drops lavender, 20 drops wild orange or geranium, 30 drops melaleuca and ¼ teaspoon vitamin E oil to a class container and stir; add 1 tablespoon witch hazel and stir again; add 8 ounces aloe vera gel and stir again; add a pump or spray top and shake gently before use.
DIY Air Freshener- Whether it’s in the classroom or child’s room, this is a great way to make any room smell fresh. Add ¼ cup baking soda and 5 drops of your favorite essential oil (such as cassia, geranium, eucalyptus, lavender, lemon or orange) to a mason jar; place a small piece of fabric over the top and seal it with a rubber band or string.
Teachers, keep your empty oil or supplement containers for classroom storage or projects. Parents, contact your child’s teacher, especially art and science, to see if they have use for your empty bottles.
*These ideas have been taken from Living magazines, DIY websites and our own personal use.
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*These claims have not be evaluated by the FDA. These products are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease. If you have serious health concerns, consult a doctor- and bring your oils with you! You never know which doctors will be willing to help you take a more natural approach to health care!