The Best Essential Oils for Your Homeschool

Essential oils are fantastic for homeschooling parents, among other things. They produce amazing results that can help with frustration, focus and concentration, attitudes and more! It’s not a stretch to say that homeschooling can be exhausting, both mentally and emotionally. And not just for you, but for your kids as well!

 

WHY USE ESSENTIAL OILS IN YOUR HOMESCHOOL?

Let’s be honest, many of us had visions of the perfect homeschooling day with our kids where everyone woke up happy and healthy on a beautiful sunny day. Productivity was at its peak and there was no complaining or arguing. And then reality hit. It’s ok to realize that not every day can be perfect, even for the most experienced homeschooling moms. There is a great option that can help you get a little extra out of your homeschooling day, and that is by utilizing essential oils!

A lot of issues can be diffused when you implement the use of essential oils for your homeschool routine. It is important to note that essential oils are helpful, but they are not a cure-all. You will still have days that are exhausting and challenging, but you should see a difference when you use these oils.

Peppermint Oil

If you are looking for ways to increase your child’s mental focus, peppermint oil is what you’ve been looking for. It can be applied to the skin, diffused, or inhaled and will help give you or your kids that extra mental boost that you’ve been searching for. (Please note that peppermint oil is a hot oil and needs to be diluted with a carrier oil to prevent skin sensitization.)

 

Rosemary Oil

Many children dread and get stressed about tests. Utilizing rosemary oil can help ease that anxiety and help your child’s memory during test time. Enjoy the extra brain boost when your child inhales just a little rosemary oil.

 

Lavender Oil

It is well known that lavender provides a calming effect. On the homeschooling days that seem particularly tough, show your kiddos a little extra love with a boost of lavender oil. You can diffuse it or even apply it to the skin to help with the calming benefits.

 

Vetiver Oil

When you’re facing a drag in energy, turn to vetiver oil. It will provide a soothing and uplifting effect that will give you and your child a needed pick me up to get through the rest of the day. You can use it in your diffuser in your homeschooling space.

 

Citrus Oil

Using orange and grapefruit oils are a great way to help calm an overstimulated child. It also gives your room a lovely fresh burst, helping boost the moods of everyone while minimizing stressors. They work great for both children and parents alike!

 

BEFORE YOU GET STARTED uSING ESSENTIAL OILS

There are a few important pieces that you should know when beginning your essential oil routine.

  • Only use 100% pure quality oils, do not use any synthetic oils. Even if they are branded with the term “therapeutic grade,” it is important to not use synthetics because their standards are not as high as pure quality oils.
  • Always use the appropriate dilution needed for children. Every essential oil should be diluted and even more so when used around children. Please use caution.
  • Try one oil at a time. Because children can be sensitive to oils, it is important to only diffuse for short periods and only diffuse one oil at a time to see how your child responds. Because of the potency of certain oils, some children can be more sensitive to them than others.
  • Be careful diffusing essential oils around children with known allergies or asthma. These conditions can be exacerbated using essential oils. If your child has known allergies or asthma, work with your asthma/immunologist to determine which are safe for your children.
  • It is also important to remember that not all essential oils are safe for pets, so if you have animals in the home, you will need to ensure that they are animal-friendly.

As you begin your essential oil routine for your homeschooling needs, be sure to research the proper use to ensure that you are utilizing these tools properly. Everyone will have their own preferred blends and personal needs, so feel free to experiment and find what works best for your family.

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