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Your Back to School Survival Guide

Your Back to School Survival Guide

That time of year is upon us again, so here you have it; a natural cheatsheet for all things back to school…

Combat Anxiety ✓

New teachers, new classmates, maybe even a whole new school; this time of year can be stressful and unsettling. Natural aroma can help to ease anxiety, create a sense of wellbeing and draw others to you.

Essential Oils: Sandalwood, Frankincense, Vetiver, Red Mandarin, Sweet Orange, Lavender Highland

Blends: Anxiety Rescue, Contentment, Comfort, Happiness, Stress Free

DIY Anti-Anxiety Roll-On

This Roll-On is subtle, effective and small enough to fit into a pocket! Your back to school warrior can bring it out and roll it on whenever things get stressful.

Place 4 drops Sweet Orange and 2 drops Sandalwood into the bottom of a 10 ml Roll-On bottle.

  1. Fill the bottle with Jojoba Oil and shake well.
  2. Roll onto pulse points and under the nose in times of need.

Encourage Restful Sleep ✓

Now that everyone’s back into regular daytime routines, the quest begins for a quiet, peaceful nighttime routine. These essential oils can be incorporated into your family’s nightly activities through diffusion, bath time or the DIY Pillow Spray below.

Essential Oils: Lavender Highland, Sandalwood, Clary Sage, Red Mandarin, Sweet Marjoram

Blends: Sleep Well, Calm Bambinos

DIY Sweet Dreams Pillow Spray

  1. Place 15 drops Sleep Well Blend into the bottom of a 50 ml Spray Bottle.
  2. Combine with a small squirt of natural, unscented soap (to help the oil and water mix).
  3. Fill the bottle with distilled water and shake well.
  4. Spray in the environment and onto bed linens. 

Stimulate Focus ✓

Everyone has trouble focusing from time to time, some essential oils provide a simple and natural solution. 

Essential Oils: Vetiver, Rosemary Highland, Peppermint, Clove Bud, Frankincense

Blends: Mental Focus, Clarity

Diffuse these mentally stimulating oils in the environment during homework and/or study time. If diffusion isn’t possible, try this recipe:

DIY Study Spray

  1. Place 15 drops Clarity Blend into the bottom of a 50 ml Spray Bottle.
  2. Combine with a small squirt of natural, unscented soap (to help oil and water mix).
  3. Fill the bottle with distilled water and shake well.
  4. Spray in the environment during times of need.

Fight Germs ✓

Back to school season quickly turns into cold and flu season, coincidence? Maybe not. Essential oils are an effective, natural tool for combating germs both on surfaces and in the air.

Essential Oils: Thyme Linalol, Lemon, Sweet Orange, Red Mandarin, Spike Lavender

Blends: Thieves Blend, Clean

DIY Natural Hand Sanitizer

  1. Place 12 drops Thieves Blend into the bottom of a 50 ml Lotion Bottle.
  2. Fill the bottle with Aloe Vera Gel and shake well. 

To clear germs in the air, simply diffuse Thieves Blend. 

Boost Immunity  ✓

Hand in hand with fighting germs, is building up the immune system for cold & flu season. The inhalation of particular essential oils can help to strengthen immunity and the respiratory system.

Essential Oils: Black Spruce, Frankincense, Vetiver, Siberian Fir, Cypress, Bay Laurel

Blends: Cold and FluWoods, Immune Boost, Thieves Blend

The best way to reap the immune strengthening benefits of these essential oils is to inhale them. Diffuse them in your home, car, office - anywhere you hang out!