Back to School shopping has already begun. Are you ready? Shopping for backpacks, lunch boxes, school supplies and more! How will you stay sane? Lets get you ready with this Back to School Survival Guide – Young Living Style Series. Not just for parents. You will find helpful tips for kids too!
Around our house, Back to School signifies a change in routines. Our summer routine is much different from our Back to School routine. Where lazy days and relaxed schedules took over during the summer, we will soon be setting our alarms for early mornings and afternoons filled with homework, dinner and sports practices.
I am preparing my family for our new Back to School routines with essential oils. I feel confident in knowing that I am helping my family to adjust by using natural and safe alternatives. I’ve even found these benefits to be useful for myself! Where as I use to start my mornings with several cups of coffee, I am now practicing my own new routine with a cup of hot tea and blends of essential oils in my diffuser.
One of our biggest challenges has always been getting up on time in the mornings for school. My kids are very slow to start and need frequent reminders about getting up and staying up. Our mornings previously went like this –
- Turn on their bedroom lights
- 1st wake up call
- 5 minutes later, 2nd wake up call
- 3rd wake up call
- I would have to climb up their bunk bed stairs, take the blankets and then they would be too cold to go back to sleep
That is an exhausting routine. Every day. Five days a week. Two kids. That is enough for me to want to take a nap once they are on the bus and off to school. I went in search of loud obnoxious alarm clocks and came up short after the kids slept straight through them. There has to be a better way.
A friend had previously introduced me to the benefits of essential oils after I was plagued with exhaustion and headaches in the morning. I bought a diffuser and started diffusing a few drops of my favorite oils. Peppermint and Orange to start after returning from a long car ride brought energy back in to the air. Lavender at night created a soothing aroma while the kids took baths. And then my favorite blend, Purification. That scent will get the stink out of almost anything!
Did you know that you can actually get ahead of the game by preparing now for Back to School with simple scent changes within your home? Check this out…
Here is a bit more information about these Rise ‘N Shine inspired essential oils.
Here’s how to diffuse Rise ‘N Shine in your home for early risers and kids getting ready to go back to school. I plan to start using this blend in the diffuser about a week before school starts to help transition the kids in waking up earlier.
- Start with a clean diffuser.
- If you need to clean your diffuser, try dabbing rubbing alcohol on a cotton ball and wiping the inside of your diffuser.
- Once clean, add 2 drops of JOY and 2 drops of LEMON with the max amount of water that your diffuser calls for.
- Start your diffuser in a centrally safe area of your home and turn on about 15 minutes before it is time to get the kids up for school. The air will fill with a comforting scent to help gently wake their brains and get them ready for the day.
Here are other blends you might enjoy in your home!
Stay tuned as we tackle more Back to School challenges like:
Keeping kids healthy throughout the school year
Tackling first day jitters
Homework study aides
Stinky Kid spray
Germy kid hand soap
Back to School rollerball recipes
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