Back to School – Oils for Kids
How to stay Happy, Healthy and in Focus.
It’s that time of year again for children and students of all ages. As an ex-teacher I know emotions run high. These amazing 100% therapeutic essential oils will help support your children, teenagers and anyone who is engaged in studying. The oils become their GO TO!!! Today I’m concentrating on school age children.
We all enjoyed the summer holiday, vacations, beach, fun things, families sharing time together and all out of a routine. So it’s important to get back to a study routine using a natural holistic method. Need to start right and help get them in tune and balance. It is exciting to see their friends again but hard for everyone including parents. There are challenges and stresses like a new class, new teacher, new school. They need to get back to a rigid routine for study, homework, bedtime, catching the bus, clubs and activities.
Children and adults can feel:
STRESS. This affects recall and retention in the brain.
Let’s look at what you can do to help children, teenagers and older students regain FOCUS and how the oils will help.
There are 4 main areas to consider but our focus here will be on the oils.
There are 2 types of sleep NREM and REM. REM sleep is the deep part of sleep that is necessary for re-energizing the body and mind, dreaming and immunity. NREM, non rapid eye movement. This part of sleep send blood to the soft tissues for repair and energy to be re-supplied and organs reapired.
The sleeping environment be quiet without computers or lights left on. You can prepare for sleep and relieve stress by diffusing oils in the bedroom.
Oils such as: Clarity, Peace and Calming, Lavender, Orange and Lemon, Bergamot, Cedarwood.
It is when you are asleep that the brain recuperates itself.
Autumn is the worst time for immune system issues and it is essential to support these issues. Children are exposed to other children who bring germs with them into school.
You can support with diet, supplements and oils.
Poor DIET affects their blood sugar levels. The blood sugar goes up and this produces poor sleep. It can also indjuce hunger pangs in the nights and bad dreams.
You can rub oils on the chest, feet or diffuse them. Any child with respiratory problems or asthma will benefit highly by diffusing oils. Eucalyptus or RC are great oils to help with breathing problems.
So which oils will help support your children?
- Oregano – gives a feeling of security. Rub into the feet.
- Citrus oils like lemon, orange, lime, grapefruit. Children like these light oils and it is best to let them choose their favourite. This builds up the right memories in the brain. These can be diffused or rubbed into the abdomen.
Citrus oils also help the gut and keep the digestive system happy.
- Lavender – is very calming. Put a few drops on their pillow or favourite toy.
- Myrrh – purifying and restorative
- Raven – great for the immune system
- Exodus 11 – emotionally cleansing and uplifting
- Vetiver – is grounding and calming.
- Clarity – clears the mind and gives alertness.
- Brain Power – a very high frequency oil which helps boost the brain.
- Roman Chamomile – relaxing and calming for both mind and body. Its gentleness makes it especially valuable for restless children.
What about the Rise and Shine Routine?
Orange, lemon, frankincense rubbed into their heads when they wake up will help put some spark into them.
Help them develop a positive mental attitude.
Use a couple of oils each day especially for the first couple of weeks. Experiment to find which oils work best for the child.
One product that I would add in every student’s school bag would be THIEVES a waterless hand purifier. Promotes good hygiene by cleaning and refreshing and can be used anywhere.
Recipe for Homework Happiness.
2 drops Peppermint.
2 drops Frankincense.
Children and adults need to have a winding down routine before they begin to study.
With stress you cannot study and get recall and retention and long term memory cuts out.
It has been shown that using the same oils when studying a subject e.g orange for maths., clarity for language helps focus and recall. When they start to study let them inhale the oil and even dab a small amount on both nostrils.
This helps create active re-call by connecting the oils with the topic and bring things to the front of the brain.
Finally, I hope your children get a lot of support from using Young Living Essential oils. They need balance and routine back in their lives. A diet of natural and clean foods is so essential to help them and This is a subject all on its own. Exercise and movement are crucial for their minds and bodies. All four systems must be involved in Brain Focus: brain, adrenals, digestion and blood sugar.
Plus parents and educators need support from themselves to help them cope with the daily routines.
Let me help you select the best oils for you and your family.
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Until next time Judith Atkinson.