There's nothing that says "back to school" bolder than the return of the backpack! Brimming with new notebooks, binders, and pens, the backpack signifies a new start and a whole new chapter. It holds the excitement of unlimited opportunity and for some, can also harbor fear.
Whether you're the new student worried about fitting in and keeping up, or you love someone who is, there's relief in essential oils. Turn to the recipes in this month's newsletter for help with boosting immunity, supporting sleep and study, calming the jitters, and waking up on the bright side.
Because of their unique natural properties and powerful individual benefits, blending essential oils can be a bit of both art and science. But not to worry. There's not really a "wrong" way to blend, and with Authentic Essential Oils experimentation is half the fun!
Calm & Collected Blends
• 4 Drops Patchouli + 2 Drops Cedarwood Atlas + 4 Drops Roman Chamomile
Everyday Essentials - Schedule Success
Under Armor - Chest & Feet RubIngredients
- 5 drops BREATHE DEEP
- 10 drops ESSENTIAL SHIELD
- 5 drops Ravintsara
- 5 drops Organic Lavender
- 4 oz. Hand & Body Lotion
- Amber glass jar with air-tight lid
- Place Hand & Body Lotion in glass jar.
- Add essential oils and mix to combine.
- To use, apply to the chest area, middle of the back, and to the soles of the feet
In addition to shoring up emotions, the return to communal bathrooms and shared classroom supplies call for a serious physical boost as well. Add a little extra back-to-school immunity with these favorite all-natural ideas.Diffuse During Breakfast
- 2 drops Organic Frankincense
- 2 drops Ravintsara
- 2 drops Peppermint
or apply several drops of the completed blend to a cotton ball.
Place cotton balls in the air vents during your morning commute or store them in zip-top baggies for inhaling throughout the day.
- 2 drops Cinnamon Leaf
- 2 drops Clove Bud
- 2 drops Eucalyptus
- 2 drops Organic Frankincense
- 2 drops ESSENTIAL SHIELD
- ¼ cup witch hazel
- ¼ cup aloe vera gel
- 4 oz. glass container with air-tight lid
- Mix aloe vera and witch hazel in 4 oz. jar.
- Add Authentic Oils and mix well to combine.
There are volumes written about the emotional benefits of essential oils and how the physical properties each oil presents can have a mirror effect on our psyche.
For example, the seasonal support offered by ESSENTIAL SHIELD can influence both the body and mind.
If your child suffers from bullying, experiences nervousness in large groups, or melts down during class presentations, try applying diluted ESSENTIAL SHIELD to the tops of the feet, knees, abdomen, chest, shoulders, tops of the hands, and forehead.
During application remind your child that he or she is wearing an invisible shield. Ensure that your love, support, and strength is always with them, giving them power and protection over the tough stuff.
If your school allows for fragrance and grants access to backpacks and personal supplies throughout the day, stash a SHINE or REFUGE Roll-on for easy access. They're easy-to-carry, ready-to-use, and can be just the emotional boost your shy student's looking for.
Tools for Teachers
Though classrooms should be places of learning and uplift, 20 - 30 children in confined quarters can quickly turn the tide. If your school is open to alternative options for healthy learning environments, we love these ideas for teachers. Essential oils can help calm chaos, energize an environment, and bring a refreshing new spirit for grades K to college.
Best in Class
4 Drops Bergamot + 4 Drops Lavender + 2 Drops Organic Frankincense
4 Drops Lavender + 3 Drops Roman Chamomile + 2 Drops REFUGE
6 Drops Organic Orange + 6 Drops INSPIRE
- 5 drops Tea Tree
- 5 drops Cinnamon Leaf
- 5 drops Lemon
- 1 Tbsp. Carrier Oil
- ¾ cup distilled water
- ½ standard roll of paper towels cut in half or 10-12 squares of soft cotton fabric
Large zip-top bag or air-tight glass container
- Mix Carrier Oil, essential oils, and water in a small bowl, then place in zip-top or air-tight container.
- Add paper towels or fabric squares, seal and let sit until soaked through.