Yeay, it is back to school again! Aren’t you excited? Not really right? You need to deal with a lot when school time arrives: the morning alarm clock, the healthy breakfast, the absorbing school, the exhausting afternoon, the demanding homework and finally the cranky nighttime. No doubt it is routine, but it does take a toll on you and your kids. Dealing with their emotions and struggles on daily basis is never a walk in the park. But with these marvelous essential oils, you can make things to move in your way.
It is always a hassle to wake young kids, get them dressed and done with their before-school routines. I always wish that they would grow up faster. But Alhamdullilah, daily school routine is definitely made easier with these essential oils.
After their bath and fully dressed for school, it is time to give them a breakfast boost. Although chocolate like those in Chocolate Malt is the fav choice for kids’ instant energy, NingXia Red is better. It is the superjuice for the immediate booster. It is filling as it contains fibers and multitude of vitamins, such as Vitamin B and C and minerals to fill those little bodies.
The Sleepy Heads
If those little heads still groggy during breakfast, diffuse Lemon (or any citrus essential oil of your choice) + Joy Essential Oil. This is to gently wake their brains and get ready for the day. Diffuse this for an uplifting and positive attitude as well as brightening up the mood. It is also good to calm the emotions. Other than Joy, you may wanna diffuse Motivation Essential Oil.
Another alternative for a wakeup call is the Cedarwood Essential Oil. Cedarwood is high in sesquiterpenes. It helps oxygenate the brain. Apply on temple after their shower. Cedarwood also stimulates the release of melatonin and serotonin depending on the body requirements, to regulate wake and sleep cycle. Alternative oil to diffuse at night!
The Resistant Immune System
Just before you let them wear their socks, apply a bit of Thieves Essential Oils to the soles. It can be overwhelming to think about all the absents days that may happen along the school year. Get your kids ahead of the game with this blend.
The Enthusiastic Bunch
On the way to the school, diffuse Peppermint Oil for the car ride to school for nice boost of energy. The strong aroma will help those sluggish feeling. Peppermint helps improves mental accuracy too. No car diffuser? Fret not, few drops on cotton ball and place it at the aircond vent. Alternatively, two drops on your palm and rub both hands for 10-15 seconds, you could start to smell the strong aroma lingering in the car.
The Attentive Student
At school, it can be a challenge for kids to stand out and compete or stay positive all the way to the end. . Apply these on kids before they leave for school; Valor Essential Oil helps to instill confidence and self-esteem. Also apply Clarity and Brain Power Essential Oil on the brain stem at the neck and the temples to enhance mental clarity and memory. It also promotes a clear mind and increases alertness.
The Consistent Student
When the kids are back from school and it is homework time, diffuse Rosemary Oil in the air. Researchers concluded that people who smelled Rosemary Oil experienced improvements in their memory. Or diffuse Peppermint to increase alertness which aids in the ability to focus and concentrate. You can also apply Clarity / Brain Power to the temples and brain stem.
The Tired Little Bones
Finally, it is bedtime for kids. Some kids throw tantrums just before sleep. Apply Thieves to their soles. Diffuse Lavender/Peace and Calming for a restful sleep. To help those kids who often wakes up in the morning cranky, here’s a lil life saver. Apply Joy and Idaho Blue Spruce on their spine before bedtime. It never fail one me! Kids wake up all chirpy. Here’s your secret weapon to a cranky whiny child!
The Dutiful Mom
Moms almost always reward herself last. But that doesn’t mean you don’t get your daily dose to keep you calm and stress free. Stress Away is a great calming oil for you. Apply this before you start your day and when you are done with the kids and its time for you to finally wind down before you hit the sack.