• Kelsey Sims

Yes! Back to School

It’s that time of year again—kids are heading back to school. You see school supplies everwhere at your local supermarket and you know that summer is coming to an end. Let's focus on a variety of aspects of going back to school, from ideas for keeping our immune systems strong, to healthy school lunches to ways to help our kids focus while doing homework.

Immune Support

Our immunity is limited to its own ability to function properly. It is important to both minimize exposure to elements that may harm our immune system and to take proactive, consistent measures to enhance the body’s ability to protect itself. By developing a daily routine and integrating these tips into a model of consistency, we can easily and effectively keep our families healthy throughout all seasons of the year. Scientific study demonstrates that diffusion of essential oils can purify and cleanse the air, providing added protection when the seasonal threats are high. I recommend diffusing essential oils every day. Lemon and doTERRA On Guard Protective Blend contain powerful cleansing properties that purify the air we breathe, delivering positive effects on the immune system.

On Guard products are our family's first line of defense

As a Mom of four children, I have got a routine down to stay healthy during the year.

I add two to three drops of Oregano, doTERRA On Guard, Lemon, Melaleuca, or Thyme to a veggie capsule or use doTERRA On Guard+ softgels for daily immune support. My children take their A2Z Vitamin and PB Assist Jr before school along with applying On Guard Touch to the soles of their feet before putting their shoes on. In their backpack you will find the On Guard Hand Sanitizer to keep germs at bay during the school day. Taken daily, along with a healthy balanced diet, these essential oils and supplements can be your first line of defense in preserving immune system health.

Breakfast ideas

A healthy breakfast each morning can help ensure that your child has enough energy to get through the day. Give our favorite recipes a try.

IQ Mega® French Toast

Granola Cups

Key Lime Parfait

Granola Bars

Green Smoothie

Healthy lunch recipes

Make sure that kids are getting the nutrients they need in these simple lunch ideas you can make at home.

  1. Wild Orange Peanut Butter Sandwich

  2. Cinnamon Apple Chips

  3. Cinnamon PB and Granola Sandwich

  4. Lemon Kale Chips

  5. Tangerine Fruit Dip

(Awesome tip...Get a 16oz glass spray bottle and fill it up with water. Add 20 drops of Clove essential oil and spray their hair down before school each day to avoid lice. Shake before each use. Check out the study here)

Homework time

Having the diffuser nearby is always a good idea. Aromatherapy is an excellent way to enjoy the benefits of essential oil without the worry of skin reactions. Inhaled oils have long been studied for their ability to enhance feelings of relaxation, encouragement, excitement, focus, and well-being. Additionally, diffused oils may support a healthier indoor environment. That’s always a bonus when you’ve got a houseful of kids.

What should you diffuse? It depends on what your child needs. If they’ve had a long day at school and emotions are high, Vetiver can help calm them. Peppermint, is great for those low-energy days. You can also diffuse Peppermint with Frankincense and Wild Orange for added effect.

The two oils that I have the kids use and put on their neck is PastTense and InTune when it's time to settle down and get ready for school work. Another great idea is to give these two roller bottles to the child's teacher and have them apply during study time. PastTense can help ease stressful feelings and InTune can help sustain a sense of focus.

Nightly Routine

Essential oils can be a powerful part of a child’s bedtime routine. They have been used for thousands of years for their calming and soothing properties, which help the mind and body relax. The unique chemical properties found in certain essential oils make them useful for promoting an environment conducive for sleep. The chemical constituent linalool is particularly helpful for supporting restful sleep. Lavender and Petitgrain both include linalool in their chemistry. Another chemical constituent particularly helpful for calming and relaxing are esters. Again, Lavender is an excellent choice, along with Roman Chamomile, Cedarwood, Vetiver, and Bergamot. Add anyone of these to an essential oil diffuser and turn it on before bed.

A calming bath with essential oils is another great way to help them relax and unwind. Try adding a drop of Lavender or Serenity in their bath gel or Epsom salts. Having a predictable bedtime routine can help your child settle down for the night with less fuss and delay, and it can help instill healthy sleep habits for life.

I would love to help you ease into this school year feeling ready and prepared to tackle anything! To get your wholesale account started today, and have access to everything doTERRA offers at a 25% discount, click HERE.

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