With back to school just around the corner, these premier blends make it easy to get all your aromatic academic needs met. Within this perfect combination of five tiny bottles is a select oil for calming the body, focusing the mind, aiding in rest and rejuvenation, preventing stifling sniffles, and soothing belly aches.
Below are three additional essential oil blends that to assist in the transition from summer fun to stylish smarty-pants. You can use my description of the blends to choose a blend that is right for your family and little one, or, to DIY your own essential oil back-to-school scent-sation!
A Calming Blend of Something Citrus
Citrus smells are famous for their mood enhancing and nervous system balancing properties. These scents are perfect for diffusing around small ones.
One study found that the scent of orange oil was soothing to children about to undergo a dreaded dental procedure, as compared to those persevering the dreaded event aroma-free. This calming effect was measured objectively through salivary cortisol and pulse rate and found to be significant. These researchers were therefore able to demonstrate not just a psychological impact, but the mind-body connection that make essential oils so beloved!
If orange oil can calm a child in the dental “hot seat,” think of what diffusing an uplifting, fruity aroma on the first day of school can do to calm the household jitters! Citrus oils may also have blood sugar benefits, which could help tame the “nervous sweet tooth” that may catch parents off-guard!
Here’s some more information on the other oils that are found in my favorite citrus blend:
Lemon oil is probably the most familiar citrus oil, though others found in Citrus Fresh®, such as lime and tangerine, are also noteworthy for their limonene content. Limonene is the common component found in citrus oils that has been shown to be support healthy immune function. Interestingly, it is orange and grapefruit (1, 2) which may contain the highest amount of limonene. These latter two oils also been well studied for additional wellness effects and accentuate this blend’s powerful properties.
Spearmint is the “preferred mint oil” for little ones. Within a blend, or, as a single oil, it may come in handy to avoid unwanted critters in little one’s bellies, food, or the environment. It is a perfect addition to “round off” a fruit-infused aroma.
A Bright Future Blend
This oil blend contains molecular support for balancing the immune response, stress, and hormones. These are important features for positively impacting the school time season. The presence of the phytoncides found in fir oils (black spruce) support white blood cells and modulate cortisol response. The calming and “universal” oil of lavender soothes the nerves and brain. This blend is further balanced with geranium, sage, and orange oil! These oils create a complete mixture to keep the body strong so that the mind can reach for its goals of the future!
Calm Focus Blend
Finding aromatic enhancement that supports focused, calm, attention can be difficult, as oils have differing nervous system effects. Here’s one that will for most children and adults! Some of the oils such as rosemary and peppermint are known for their brain-boosting power. Jasmine has been documented in a study to modulate brain response patterns (via EEG measurement), enhance mood, and have a negating effect on drowsiness. Combining these oils can be balanced with the soothing and supporting citrus oils of lemon and bergamot, as well as the oil of ylang ylang. Finally, preventing anything else that may “bug” the brain and rob attention, including mental fatigue, can be accomplished with cardamom and basil.
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Soon, I will provide more information on using essential oils with children and highlight additional blends. Right now it’s in the works!
“Heading Back to School with the Smell of Ease- The Essential List of Back to School Oils for Children! is password protected and will be available to subscribers of my website. Stay tuned!
Disclaimer: This information is applicable ONLY for therapeutic quality essential oils. This information DOES NOT apply to essential oils that have not been tested for purity and standardized constituents. There is no quality control in the United States, and oils labeled as “100% pure” need only to contain 5% of the actual oil. The rest of the bottle can be filled with fillers and sometimes toxic ingredients that can irritate the skin. The studies are not based solely on a specific brand of an essential oil, unless stated. Please read the full study for more information.
This material is for information purposes only and is not intended to diagnose, treat, or prescribe for any illness. You should check with your doctor regarding implementing any new strategies into your wellness regime. These statements have not been evaluated by the FDA. (Affiliation link.)