Homework time again!? Parents and students alike can have so many emotions when it comes to getting studies done. Fortunately, we are blessed with options to help assist our bodies to settle down and our minds to tune in. Let’s explore my favorite study time essential oils for the diffuser beneficial for kids and parents.
Sweet Orange (Citrus sinensis)
Oh for the love of sweet orange! This is my all time favorite essential oil to add to the diffuser while the kids are pulling out their homework from their book bags and getting ready to prepare their bodies and brains for thinking! The sweet orange tree is smaller than the bitter orange tree and also has a sweeter pulp. Hmmm, smaller fruit, sweet in the middle… totally equals little, sweet, smiling, snuggly, children right!?!
Sweet orange essential oil, in most cases, is cold pressed from the rind of the fruit. It has a lovely and sweet orange aroma that is not too stimulating nor too calming, thus it can be diffused any time of day. So whether you have a fifth grader needing to do homework at 6 pm or a high schooler doing homework at 10 pm after sports, this essential oil can be diffused during study time without worry of overstimulating the nervous system and losing out on a good night of rest.
Have more than just sweet orange essential oil? Let’s make it a blend! Two other essential oils that I like to add to the diffuser for study time are Lavender (Lavandula angustifolia) and Lemon (Citrus limon).
I love to grab the lavender and add a few drops along with sweet orange when I notice the school and homework tension and anxiety building in the kids, or even when the kids are just super energetic and aren’t up for studies. Lavender can be calming, for most, in lower amounts. Thus, adding too much can actually stimulate the nervous system, so only add a few drops. This is a beautiful smelling blend that can assist to bring upon a calmer energy, prior to getting started, without losing all motivation to get the studies done.
On the other hand, for days when the kids are overwhelmed with thoughts and need clarity to concentrate, I add Lemon to the mix. Lemon is said to be energizing, uplifting, and helpful for producing clarity and thought. Lemon is cold pressed, in most cases, right from the lemon rind. Lemon should not be used after 6pm as it is a stimulating essential oil.
Can all three of these essential oils be added to the diffuser at once? Absolutely! You may also try Lavender and Lemon. Have fun with all the different combinations and start to enjoy study time!
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The Directory of Essential Oils, Wanda Sellar, Copyright 1992 & 2001, Pg’s 100,101
If you are just starting out on your wellness journey, then you are in the right place and the perfect time! And if you have been on this journey for sometime, but would love more seeding idea's to build from, you too, are in the right place!
My journey started quite some time ago. I was learning my way into the medical world but also learning how essential oils could provide emotional support in a crazy work environment as well as how to diffuse and use them for recovering from illness more quickly. I was told where to buy one brand of essential oils from and was given my first aromatherapy book to guide me from a dear colleague of whom I looked up to. Of course there are many wonderful brands out there now, but this was my starting point about twenty years ago. This was the greatest gift ever. It left me with seeds to plant and room to grow in all directions.
Over the years my knowledge and experience with aromatherapy products has expanded greatly and my main focus is on family health and wellness. I have fallen madly in love with plants and herbs along the way and love to incorporate both sources for a double amplified healthful and healing outcome.
I have found an incredible amount of interest in other natural therapies and find the stories of herbal farmers and homesteaders quite intriguing. I have expanded my own garden and healing herbal garden beds every year for the past few years as well, offering opportunity for my children to learn, do, and grow. We enjoy getting to harvest our own herbs for immunity building and medicinal use.
I have found spiritual growth within myself using aromatic products and have enjoyed having a different perspective on life events. All of the growth in all of these area's makes me feel like I am setting a better example for my children... and that means the world to me, as do they.
I find that flower essences and tinctures have the most beautiful and energetic stories to tell and can bring out the best in us that has for some reason been hidden behind the leaves.
I find using food as medicine to prevent illness or to recover quickly is a huge piece of natural health and wellness that cannot be thrown in the weed bucket. Just as important, is taking care of our bodies with stretching, yoga, and working out in one way or another.
But what I often see and know by experience, is that all of the pieces can become a garden of information that is too big for the time we are allowed, the focus that we have, and the patience to learn and try within us, that can lead to overwhelm and shut down.
So today I would like to invite you to follow along on my wellness news page to learn more, gather idea's, or let the information shared plant seeds to bloom later for you.
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