Essential Oils in the Classroom
School can be a wonderfully rewarding experience for teachers and students alike, but the pressures of getting the work load done can create a lot of stress and anxiety. Not to mention the fact that schools are magnets for germs and odors.
Many teachers and schools throughout the country are incorporating essential oils in to their classrooms and hallways to support a calm learning and teaching environment and maintain everyone’s health.
Explain to your students why you put oils on yourself and in the diffuser, and what the benefits are.
Will I have to worry about about allergic reactions? The answer is no. 100% pure Essential Oils are steam distilled from plants and do not contain allergens, fillers, or chemicals of any kind. They are Certified GRAS (safe for human consumption) by the FDA. However, talk with your students and their parents and find out if anyone has an allergy to a particular plant. Avoid an oil that is made from that plant.
My school district has banned perfumes and fragrances, how do I get around this? Present the scientific evidence (such as some of the studies on http://www.aromaticscience.com) to your principal or administrator and get permission.
Will my students like essential oils? The answer is YES! Children and people of all ages are drawn to the oils, especially when they are being diffused in to the air. The kids like the way the oils make them feel and they ask for the oils!
Kids Love Essential Oils!
Tips for using essential oils in your classroom:
Lavender or a calming blend: Diffuse to maintain a calm environment. place a couple drops of essential oil on a cotton ball and place it behind a fan in the room (refresh every hour), or place a few drops in a Diffuser. Supporting a calm environment is especially important on testing days when stress and anxiety levels can be at their peak.
Peppermint: Diffuse during testing to help students maintain focus and during the post-lunch sleepy time to maintain energy.
Wild Orange: Uplifting, energizing and supports a healthy immune function.
Protective Blend: Diffuse at the start of each day to cleanse the room.
On test days: Add Peppermint to maintain energy, Lavender to support a calming environment, and the citrus to maintain focus on the test.
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*These statements have not been approved by the Food and Drug Administration. These products are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent disease. Pregnant or lactating women and persons with known medical conditions should consult a physician prior to the use of any essential oil.