As the school bells ring and new schedules take shape, a fresh set of demands surround your home and little ones. To make these times a bit smoother, let's dive into a few essential oils that can assist your children's focus, immune health, and emotional well-being as they venture back to school.
Focus & Learning: Essential Oils for Young Minds
Help your child concentrate and enjoy learning with these brain-boosting oils:
- Rosemary: Enhance memory and concentration during study time with the refreshing scent of Rosemary.
- Peppermint: Keep them smart, alert, and energized with peppermint essential oil, especially during those early morning classes.
- Lavender: The importance of good sleep cannot be understated, especially when priming a young brain for learning. Lavender can help your child fall asleep faster and stay asleep longer.
School means exposure to all sorts of bugs and germs. Fortify their immune system with:
- Eucalyptus: Often used to treat coughs or colds, Eucalyptus has anti-viral properties when inhaled.
- Tea Tree Oil: Known for its germ-fighting properties and stimulation of the immune system, it's a strong yet natural defender.
- Frankincense: Gentle for kids, Frankincense can support overall wellness and immunity.
Ease the Jitters: Calming Oils for First-Day Nerves
Going back to school can be nerve-wracking. Ease their worries with calming oils:
- Lavender: The soothing effects of Lavender can be comforting during those first-day jitters. We explored lavender chemistry and usage in a previous blog article.
- Chamomile: Gentle Chamomile helps them relax and focus on learning.
- Lemon: The invigorating and refreshing scent of lemon essential oil is known to elevate mood and alleviate feelings of anxiety.
Tips for Moms: Using Essential Oils with Kids
- Diffusion: Create a positive homework environment with focus-enhancing oils.
- Dilution: You may want to dilute essential oils with a carrier oil when applying to children's skin.
- Routine: Many children thrive on routine. Try adding calming oils to bedtime rituals or energizing oils to morning routines.
We know parenting is a journey filled with love, care, and sometimes, lots of questions. Back to school is an important time for childres. Every child has unique needs, especially in the stressful environment of school. Essential oils can help them boost their cognition, fortify their immune system, and find inner peace.
Seeds of Thyme is dedicated to providing education about the use of essential oils. This information is intended for educational purposes only and not as medical advice. Always consult with a health practitioner before starting any new health regimen.
Research and References
- Cognition enhancing effect of rosemary (Rosmarinus officinalis L.) in lab animal studies: a systematic review and meta-analysis https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC8851910/
- Therapeutic effects of rosemary (Rosmarinus officinalis L.) and its active constituents on nervous system disorders https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC7491497/
- Effects of Peppermint Essential Oil on Learning and Memory Ability in APP/PS1 Transgenic Mice https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC9000406/
- Effect of Inhaled Lavender and Sleep Hygiene on Self-Reported Sleep Issues: A Randomized Controlled Trial https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4505755/
- Biological activities of frankincense essential oil in human dermal fibroblasts https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5801908/
- Effect of Tea Tree Oil on the Expression of Genes Involved in the Innate Immune System in Goat Rumen Epithelial Cells https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC8388664/
- Chamomile: A herbal medicine of the past with bright future https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2995283/
- The anxiolytic effect of Juniperus virginiana L. essential oil and determination of its active constituents https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/29326032/