Surviving the School Day with Essential Oils
Essential oils can be used at home or on the go. I pack my purse for myself and I send my children to school with essential oils, so they can use them throughout the school day. However, I don’t want the children to take entire bottles of essential oils. I buy small rollerballs and then I fill them with fractionated coconut oil and then the desired drops of oil. Therapeutic Grade Essential oils are strong and are still effective when diluted with a carrier oil. Remember that not all oil brands are the same and I do not recommend going to the store or Amazon to get oils that may have additives and are not therapeutic grade. Email me at firstname.lastname@example.org and I’ll tell you how I get therapeutic grade essential oils at 25% off retail.
Supporting focus with essential oils
There are several oils that can help with focus, however some of them have a very strong smell. In our house, my son uses a focus blend that I purchased (contains sandalwood, patchouli, frankincense, lime, ylang ylang, roman chamomile) or vetiver each morning. We put those oils on the big toe every morning before he puts his socks on. It sounds strange, but the pores in the bottom of the feet are larger, easily enabling the oils to be absorbed into the body. Also, others are not as likely to smell the oils when they are on the feet under the sock.
Focus issues sometimes stem from under stimulation in the frontal lobes of the brain. I looked for a scent that might help stimulate the mind. Several people had recommended wild orange and peppermint. We made a 5ml rollerball with 20 drops of wild orange oil and 20 drops of peppermint and the rest filled with fractionated coconut oil. The smell is delightful and it is uplifting and is often reported to be good for focusing. My son uses it often during the day. My daughter wanted to have one for her state testing days. I realized that I liked it and I made one for myself to take to work when I need a little “pick me up” on report writing days. I also made one for my husband, but he’s too cool to take that to work apparently. One thing to consider is that citrus oils can make you more sensitive to the sun in the area that the oil touched the skin. If the child is going to be out in the sun for any length of time, use this oil in a spot that won’t get exposed to direct sunlight.
Supporting worry or feelings of being overwhelmed with essential oils
There are a variety of blends that are used for calming, grounding, or promoting peaceful feelings. Additionally, several individual essential oils can have this effect. Different people will respond to different oils. When you find one that you or your child responds to, you can make it into a rollerball by adding the desired number of drops into the rollerball and then filling with fractionated coconut oil.
My absolute favorite is a rollerball I made and I use frequently throughout my work week, particularly when I start becoming anxious about getting things done or going to a potentially stressful meeting. Not only does the oil calm me, it smells wonderful. I use it on the back of my neck and on the inside of my wrists where I can smell it as needed. In a 10 ml bottle I added 20 drops of a grounding blend that I purchased that has (spruce, ho wood, blue tansy and frankincense) 20 drops of a calming blend (lavender, sweet marjoram, roman chamomile, ylang ylang, and sandalwood) 20 drops of vetiver and 10 drops of frankincense.
Supporting feelings of sadness with essential oils
Roller balls can be made for a variety of reasons. Maybe your child often has feelings of sadness during the day. There are some oils that could be beneficial for that. Citrus oils can be uplifting, including lime or wild orange. Ylang Ylang is a flowery scent that many find uplifting. There is a joyful blend that can be purchased that contains lavindin, tangerine, elemi, lemon myrtle, Melissa, ylang, ylang, osmanthus, and sandalwood.
If you are feeling overwhelmed and don’t know where to start with essential oils, please email me at email@example.com and I will be happy to chat with you.
The information on this page is not intended to treat or cure any disease or disability and medicinal uses of these oils have not been approved by the FDA. Many have found them useful in assisting and supporting emotions.