Starting or heading back to school is often paired with lots of big feelings for little ones, as it is for their mums and even the teachers too! Here are my top essential oil recommendations to help ease the transition into or back to school. Remember that positive conversation and open communication are also vital to beginning and continuing your child’s school journey in an affirmative way!
Balance and Wild Orange is the perfect calming yet uplifting combination for any child, parent or teacher who is experiencing anxious feelings or stress over the beginning of school. Apply to the wrists and back of neck/down spine and take deep breaths of the calming aroma whenever needed.
Vetiver is a calming and grounding for those who struggle with intense occasional anxious feelings or struggle to process information due to over stimulation in the environment at school. . You can also rub along the spine and feet of your child if they are struggling to wind down for sleep due to stressing over school the next day.
In Tune is for those who struggle to sit still and concentrate. Otherwise known as the Focus Blend, it is ready made up in a roller bottle for easy application and can assist in calming and focusing both the mind and body. It’s the perfect school companion for energetic little people who are struggling to settle into the structure of school routine or adults who need help to power through their study or to-do lists.
Peace and Cheer Blends. Diffuse in your home after a long day at school to create a safe place and keep moods happy and peaceful throughout the afternoon and evening.
Citrus Bliss is another great blend to diffuse at the end of the day or diffuse in your classroom to maintain positive moods.
On Guard Blend is a daily essential to maintain healthy immune function and support healthy kids! Rub down their spine and on the soles of their feet at the start of each day and add Lemon, Tea Tree and Frankincense when seasonal threats are high. Diffusing this blend in the classroom is also a great way to eliminate airborne threats.
Lavender, Frankincense and Cedarwood is a great combination for promoting deep and restful sleep; a must have precursor for any student/teacher to have a productive and positive day!
Much love your way as you begin this exciting new chapter in parenthood! If you need advice, support, or ideas in how to help your child transition or deal with a specific issue please feel free to contact me. As a mum and an early childhood educator I have lots of experience and understanding in dealing with these matters and would be more than happy to talk it through with you!
Essential Mumma x