An elementary school teacher, asked about essential oils for settling down & calming students in the mornings; assisting with focus & concentration for learning & taking tests; perking them up from after-lunch ‘sleepies;’ supporting his students’ health to prevent illness. Can essential oils help?
Definitely! Essential oils and essential oil blends have the potential to do all that…and more.
I’ve assembled single essential oils & EO blends from Young Living Essential Oils current selection that may be helpful for young children in elementary school classrooms and for families at home. Several serve dual purposes of being anti-infectious AND calming, or aiding concentration AND being relaxing…so read through the descriptions to see what you may be interested in trying out.
Essential Oils for SETTLING DOWN & CALMING
*See diffuser notes at the end of the first article in this series.
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LAVENDER ESSENTIAL OIL
Lavender (Lavandula angustifolia) has a fresh, sweet, floral, herbaceous aroma that is soothing and refreshing. Because it is the most versatile of all essential oils, no home or classroom should be without it. Lavender is an adaptogen, and therefore can assist the body when adapting to stress or imbalances. It is a great aid for relaxing and winding down after recess, some classroom excitement, before bedtime, yet Lavender essential oil also has balancing properties that boost stamina and energy. It has anti-fungal, anti-infectious, and antiseptic properties for keeping those cold weather illnesses away.
HOW TO USE: For aromatic use. Diffuse or inhale from bottle. (Avoid touching and contaminating the uncapped dripper nozzle of the bottle.)
– Diffuse at home and workplace.
– Keep ALL essential oils out of childrens’ reach.
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FOREST TREE / CONIFER ESSENTIAL OILS
Essential oils, steam distilled from the needles and bark of forest trees, take you back to nature with their relaxing, refreshing scents of aromatic conifers – fir, pine, and spruce. Inspiring and invigorating, refreshing our senses while relaxing the body with a steadying, calming, balancing effect on emotions. These wonderful essential oils can help overcome feelings of frustration, despair, while supporting feelings of trust and confidence, and encouraging a more positive awareness.
Essential oils to consider: Balsam Fir (Abies balsamea), Cedarwood (Cedrus atlantica), Douglas Fir (Pseudotsuga menzeisii), White Fir (Abies grandis), Scotch Pine (Pinus sylvestris), Spruce (Picea mariana).
HOW TO USE: For aromatic use. Diffuse or inhale from bottle. (Avoid touching and contaminating the uncapped dripper nozzle of the bottles.)
– Diffuse at home, in classrooms, and the workplace. (These essential oils are antiseptic, anti-bacterial, anti-microbial, and make good disinfectants.)
– Keep ALL essential oils out of children’s reach.
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