I’m combining passions today. Homeschooling and essential oils. Like chocolate and peanut butter….so, so good together.
I don’t know if any of you have this issue in your homeschool….but sometimes my kids can have trouble concentrating. They stare out the window and start playing with their pencil and when I ask if they are finished with their work they look surprised, as if they didn’t have any idea that half an hour had passed. Then they may start to cry for no reason or maybe I start to cry….good times.
My essential oils have helped me so much with my moods and mental clarity that I knew they would help for school time too. So I started to experiment with them. I got some that are specifically blended for helping focus and concentration. I put some on the kids directly and some in the diffuser. It has made a HUGE difference.
Literally….night and day. I mean, I haven’t cried over school for at least 6 weeks.
(Of course….these will work for any school or learning. It’s not exclusive to homeschoolers! I even used these same oils for my husband while he was studying for the Bar Exam last month.)
These are the oils I use the most: Brain Power, Clarity and Common Sense
I have noticed that my boys focus much better when I am diffusing Clarity and I like to also add rosemary if they are really struggling. Rosemary is said to restore mental alertness. Yes, please.
Another oil that I have heard is great for helping kids’ calm down and focus is called Vetiver. I haven’t tried it, but I’ve heard so many great things about it that I’m adding it to my next order. I’ve read that it has really helped kids with ADD/ADHD.
So here’s exactly what I do….
1. I start the diffuser a few minutes before getting school going.
2. I add Clarity and sometimes rosemary.
3. I will often add something else like Purification (if we’ve been closed up a lot and need “fresh” air), peppermint (if we need a perk-me-up) or basil (to wake us up). It just depends on what seems right. You can’t really mess up, that’s what is so great about using the oils.
4. Then I apply diluted Brain Power and Common Sense to the backs of their necks and across their foreheads. They all really like it when I apply the oils because I give them a quick massage to go with it.
Then we’re ready to start school. We take a long, deep breath and dig into the day’s subjects. Less stress, more focus. That’s what I’m talkin’ about.
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By the way, I am not a doctor. These are just my experiences and not intended for diagnosis or treatment.