It is no secret that after lunch students are kind of amped up from the sugar they had at lunch and the discussions they had with their friends, and even getting a little extra sun can wake them up some more. Well, best essential oil diffuser is great for calming students and it is an easy way to provide focus for them as well.
To use essential oils for calming students, purchase an essential oil diffuser from Amazon.com or from anywhere that sells essential oils. Follow the directions on the diffuser. Some of the best essential oils for calming students are Lavender (really, it is the universal essential oil, great for almost anything!), Vetiver, and Serenity are all excellent choices. Run the diffuser before the students come in from lunch and your room will be ready to go when the students arrive.
ESSENTIAL OILS FOR PERKING UP STUDENTS
Sometimes students need a pick-me-up, whether it is because they are having a bad day, they are tired, it is early in the morning, or they are stressed. Essential oils are great for providing a pick-me-up for the students as well. Once again, using a diffuser, add in essential oils like Orange, Grapefruit, Citrus Bliss, Lemon, or any other citrus fruit essential oils. Your room will smell incredible, and your students’ moods will perk up as well.
ESSENTIAL OILS FOR CONCENTRATION
Every teacher wants to be able to provide their students a testing environment that promotes clear thinking, focus, and concentration, and there are a few that really are stars in this department. In your diffuser, add peppermint essential oil and diffuse away’ Peppermint is one of the most useful essential oils, and it is perfect to help increase student concentration. Tip: Peppermint is also great for getting rid of those occasional headaches teachers get! Another great essential oil for concentration is Valor (The Pretty Oil Company). It helps with confidence and mental clarity. Frankincense is top notch for helping to fight anxiety, which we all know some students get really stricken with on test days.
ESSENTIAL OILS FOR THE TEACHER
The teacher needs some TLC too, so let us not forget them! If the students are stressing you out, one of the best essential oils to use Lavender. It is wonderful for easing anxiety, stress, headaches, or just to have something nice and calming to smell (because let’s face it, students don’t always make the classroom smell wonderful). Place a drop of lavender oil on the inside of the wrist, rub a drop on the temples, or simply open the bottle and smell the oil for a wonderful breath of calming lavender goodness.
Peppermint oil is also invaluable to make it through the afternoon slump. Take a nice deep breath of the peppermint oil to rejuvenate and refresh yourself. If you have a headache, peppermint oil is perfect for easing that as well. Just place a drop at the base of your neck or rub into your temples. This may provide a warming or cooling sensation that will dissipate after a few minutes. Do not get it in your eyes though!
Another great one is the OnGuard or Thieves blend. Dilute a drop or two of this in a small amount of carrier oil and rub it on your chest or even on the bottom of your feet to help keep your immune system strong. This is one that should be used daily during cold and flu season, or if you have an illness breakout in your class.
If you do end up getting a cold, Breathe is wonderful to help open up the nose and clear the lungs. It is a refreshing smell and very pleasant and uplifting. It is wonderful if you have a cough or a stuffy or runny nose. Just add a drop or two to a small amount of carrier oil and rub on your chest or the back of your neck.
If you have any concerns about whether or not you are allowed to use essential oils in the classroom, the best thing you can do is talk to your administrator. Often times they will be supportive of it and even think it is a wonderful idea. It is always a good idea to check though. You can also send home a note and permission slip to the parents and have them acknowledge that it is Ok for their student to be exposed to this. There are generally no allergic reaction issues with the diffused essential oils, but it is always a good idea to check with parents.
Enjoy the wonderful results of the essential oil classroom!