Back to School with Aromatherapy

Notebook? Check. Pens/pencils/calculator? Check. Cool/trendy, (but functional) backpack to put everything in? Check. Now how about adding aromatherapy to the list of need-to-have school supplies?

Essential oils offer many benefits to any back-to-school scholars you’re sending out the door this fall—from creative inspiration, hit-the-books motivation, even purifying protection from suddenly being thrown together with a crush of new classmates. The pure and natural essential oils that are used in the easy-to-make aromatherapy applications below smell great, plus they may just prove to be unique and valuable tools for getting your kids to the head of the class.

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Inspire a boost of brain-power with tangy-sweet Bergamot orange and bracingly cool Peppermint. Sometimes kids need more than just a good breakfast to energize their school day. Include a little tin of desktop diffusing salts in their backpack for a midday boost. Sprinkled with bergamot orange and peppermint oils, these salts will help dispel mental cobwebs and encourage creative thinking anytime throughout the day.

Peppermint

Desktop Diffusing Salts

2 tablespoons coarse grain sea salt
2 oz tin with lid
15 drops bergamot oil
5 drops peppermint oil

Directions: Place salt in tin. Sprinkle with oils. Shake and inhale. Apply more oils as aroma fades.

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Evoke a study-motivating atmosphere with forest-fresh Eucalyptus and herbal lavandin. Kids can carry a small spray bottle of this blend in their school kit. A few spritzes before entering home room or a study session in the library will encourage them to hit the books and retain knowledge.

Eucalyptus

Aromatic Study-Stimulating Spray

4 ounces water
12 drops eucalyptus oil
12 drops lavandin oil
4 ounce spray bottle

Directions: Place ingredients in spray bottle. Shake vigorously, mist and inhale.

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Lemon Oil

Cleansing Aloe Hand Gel

2 ounces unscented aloe vera gel
7 drops lemon oil
5 drops tea tree oil
2 ounce squeeze bottle

Directions: Mix ingredients well in bottle. Apply a small amount to hands and rub them together. Wipe off any excess.

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Back to School with Aromatherapy

Success in the new school year is something every parent wants for their kids. Think beyond the usual school supplies and new clothes to give your kids a back-to-school edge with aromatherapy.

 

 
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ESSENTIAL OIL OF THE MONTH

Sweet Orange

Sweet Orange essential oilWho doesn’t love the fresh and luscious aroma of sweet orange essential oil? It’s extracted right out of the living fruit peel, so the oil retains the room-filling aroma one gets when peeling a fresh, perfectly ripe orange. Sweet orange is fantastically aromatic on its own, but it also has a remarkable ability to blend with virtually any oil. Because it can balance and moderate the aroma of other essential oils while providing lift and radiance, it’s often used to build aroma in body care products from cleansers to perfume.

Try creating these natural body care applications at home to experience the magical aroma of sweet orange in surprising new ways.

Peppermint & Sweet Orange Fizzing Foot Soak:
Ingredients:
2 tablespoons baking soda
2 teaspoons sea salt (table grind)
1 cup fresh-squeezed orange juice
Fresh orange slices
15 drops sweet orange oil
6 drops peppermint oil

Directions: Mix baking soda and sea salt and sprinkle mix with essential oils. Add mixture to a basin of very warm water along with orange juice and orange slices.

Geranium & Sweet Orange Skincare Oil Mist:
Ingredients:
4 ounces water
1 teaspoon rosehip seed oil
12 drops sweet orange oil
12 drops geranium oil
4 ounce spray bottle

Directions: Place ingredients in bottle. Shake vigorously and lightly spray onto face and neck.

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AUGUST EVENTS

Tim Blakley Webinar
Join Aura Cacia Aromatherapist, Tim Blakley, for a fun and informative webinar on Wednesday, August 8th at 9 pm EST. Tim will discuss essential oils that have gained popularity in the last few years, including frankincense, bergamot, jasmine, helichrysum and lemon balm.
Click here for more details.

National Moment of Chill Tuesday, September 4th
Join us for the next National Moment of Chill at noon (wherever you are) on Tuesday, September 4th. Get details at the National Moment of Chill webpage.

Charlynn Avery Webinar
Join Charlynn Avery, Aromatherapist for Aura Cacia (and yogini) for an interactive webinar all about incorporating the use of essential oils into a yoga practice. Topics to be discussed include the history of yoga and scent, making the mind/body/spirit connection, balancing the chakras with essential oils, and practical tips and recipes to help make the most of any yoga practice, either in class or at home.
Click here for more details.

 

 
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