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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 recipes 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 ( kari, we dont have lavandin oil, we do have lavender)
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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