Oh geez, it is that times of year again (I can not even believe it!). But it is back to school time! This year my older son is going into 9th grade and my younger son is going into 6th grade. When did they get so old?? But it happens every year, they go back to school, and I am an absolute mess.
Because one, our routine is changed from the summer routine and two, I miss my boys being at home just hanging out. Which is why I need my essential oils, and the kiddos need their essential oils also. So keep reading to to find out what essential oils to use for back to school success.
Grounding Blend Essential Oil
This essential oil is a must have!! It is used for exactly what it is named, for grounding. For when you are nervous about changes (such as the beginning of the school year). It is also great for anxiety, either that comes with school starting or just generalized anxiety. Read more about using grounding blend and other oils for anxiety here.
I keep a roller ball bottle in my purse. And one on the counter. It is my go to essential oil for back to school because I do not handle change very well. I also use it on my kids! My younger son has a diffuser bracelet that is very gender neutral and just super cute. We put balance on it a lot before he goes to school in the morning. So if he starts to feel anxious at school (whether it is the first day of school or the 150th day of school), he can smell it to calm himself. If you want to see the bracelet go look at it here.
Lavender Essential Oils for Back to School
One thing we always have problems with is getting a good night’s sleep before school starts. I guess it is the first day jitters that make it hard for us to sleep. Do your kids have this same problem? Or maybe you do as a mama. If this is the case. I would use lavender essential oil for sleep problems. If you have a diffuser then I would put a few drops of lavender oil into the diffuser and let it run at night. This will help your kiddo sleep. If you want a diffuser then go have a look at this one.
If you do not have a diffuser and don’t want to get one. Then put lavender essential oil on the back of your kiddo’s neck or on the bottoms of their feet at bedtime. This will help them relax, and hopefully get a good night’s sleep before school starts. You can also put lavender on yourself (also back of neck and bottoms of feet) to help you sleep. If you are worried about the first day of school also.
If you and/or your kids try out the lavender and it does not seem to help. Then restful blend essential oil is another option for you. It does contain lavender, but it also has other essential oils that are relaxing in it. This one I would also try in the diffuser or on the back of neck or bottoms of feet. But this one you might want to dilute with coconut oil before you put on the back of neck. Especially if you are using on little kiddos.
A lot of times, if the lavender does not help you and your kiddos to get a better night’s sleep. Then restful blend is another great oil for you to try. I put it in my boys’ diffusers every single night. And they sleep really well! Even my younger son who has so much stuff going on in his head that it is hard for him to get to sleep. The restful blend even helps him sleep better.
Protective Blend Essential Oil
I can not talk about essential oils for back to school success without talking about the protective blend. Let me just tell you about what is going on here. All your kiddos have been home, away from most kids, for all of the summer. Then they go back to school and around all the kids. Which means they are back to being around all the germs. So your kiddos need to have protective blend essential oil.
You need to get it out, and roll on your kiddo’s feet (on the bottom) every single day before they go to school. You do not want your kid to get sick in the first week of school, since their body is shocked with all the germs they are having come at them. That is why protective blend is necessary for going back to school. I put it on my boys’ feet everyday before they put on their socks, before the school day.
Focus Blend is a Must Have Essential Oil for Back to School
The focus blend is for any kiddo going back to school. I know not all kids have ADD or any sort of thing that makes it hard for them to focus. But any normal kid takes a bit to get used to sitting in a desk and listening for hours again. After being off for the summer. So why not give your kiddo a better chance of adjusting by putting some focus blend on them when they go back to school. At least for the first few days.
I put on my youngest son every day. I apply to the bottoms of his feet before he puts on his socks. He is not a fan of the smell so that is why he put on his feet. Then he does not have to smell it though out the day. But it is still working to help him focus at school.
These are just a few of the essential oils I think you need to go back to school. Keep reading my other posts about how essential oils can help you in other situations as well.