So there are a lot of emotional issues surrounding the whole back to school thing. You’ve got fear of a new teacher. If you are changing schools, you have fear of how school works. You’ve got excitement to see everyone (and fear too). You have exhaustion from failing to retrain the family to go to bed earlier.
So let’s work on those things together. I’ve used the following oils to help with those emotions. As an adult, I can play around with these things and note if they are working or not. But children are often running around too much to fully notice. Half the time I have noticed that if they are wound up, even just trying to get the oil on them turns into a game. They seem to think I’m going to tickle them or something. They sometimes relax and calm down even before I can put the oil on, simply because they have become so focused on the oil, they fail to be stressed about the other stuff. So either way, I say they work! So…which oils to use….
The oils most highly recommended to assist with feelings of fear are Juniper Berry, Cassia, Cinnamon, Jasmine, Birch, Cypress, Lavender, Myrrh, Arborvitae, and mixes that are known by various brands as Reassuring Blend, Inspiring Blend, and Comforting Blend.
The Reassuring Blend is known in DoTERRA as Peace, Inspiring Blend is known as Passion, and Comforting Blend is known as Console. A lot of the above listed ingredients are in the mixes. Personally, I like Console or Peace for fear/anxiety type of issues. They have lavender in them and smell great. I think lavender is key for a calming effect. That is a fairly wide known fact and the oils really bring that fact to life.
If you are trying to reenergize, basil is the key oil. It is known to possibly strengthen adrenals and restore the body it its natural rhythms of sleep, activity and rest. It increases energy, naturally.
If you are too exhausted to sleep, I recommend Vetiver. This can’t stop you from jumping up and down 10 times as you remember all those things you forgot to do before you laid down. But it can help you slow your mental wheels. If you are at a point where you can lay down and rest, this oil seems to help keep you there. My sleep seems deeper. I’m a very light sleeper and I don’t feel like I hear as much when I have used this oil. (Although, I’m not saying that it affects hearing.)
Here’s a video of Dr. Josh Axe talking about this.
Lemon, Peppermint and Focus Blend, are all oils that can assist with better focus. In doTERRA, Focus Blend is called In Tune. This blend has oils that assist with calming the mind as well as activating it. This may sound counter productive, but it really can help with attention span. Basically, it helps you focus!
All those kids have germs! Boost your immune system with Protective Blend, or On Guard. This blend has ingredients your grandmother used to use herbally to help fight off sickness. Use this before the exposure starts!
So for this back to school, in sum, I recommend On Guard, In Tune, Basil, Vetiver and a lavendar blend (Console or Peace). A few oils will go a long way toward back to school sanity!
Aside from my experience, much of this content was learned from the following book: Emotions & Essential Oils. I’ve learned a lot from this book and put off purchasing it for way too long.
If you are interested in learning more, please feel free to contact me, comment or visit https://www.mydoterra.com/blackbourn/.