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Back to School with Essential Oils

And just like that, summer is almost over! Fall means that back-to-school time is upon us. With so much going on, many of us get carried away in the hustle and bustle of life. Yet it's important to be in the right state of mind and support our wellness in this new season. Love & Lemons Life Essentials is here to help you feel good about returning to school or work.


As summer draws to a close, we enter a season of reflection and renewal. The first day of school represents new opportunities and new knowledge. For many of us, these routines bring excitement and anticipation. However, for some students, these are days of anxiety and angst. It can be stressful to think about learning new things, moving cities, attending a new school, or adapting to online learning. The month of September marks a transition time. Which means adapting to new schedules, different bedtime routines for younger students, a new environment, and new responsibilities.


We would like to support you by sharing our top tips, essential oils, and DIY blends to make at home. Everything you need to help your family start the school year right!



Some tips to get you through the week

1) Mark your calendar with the important to-do's

2) Build a consistent morning routine

3) Make Sunday your meal prep & cleaning day

4) Time block your week

5) Add important due dates to your calendar

6) Plan out weekly time for self-care & nature walks


How can essential oils help?

Having a comforting aroma wafting through the air can give that little extra prep you need.


Focus + Attention

Essential oils such as Lemon, Sweet Orange, Rosemary and Peppermint can help boost focus during school hours, homework, study time, and exams.


Emotions, stress + anxiety

Long days can be emotionally exhausting, just like the stress and anxiety that come with learning new stuff, meeting deadlines and expectations, financial stress, or a new environment. Essential oils can be the perfect companion to ease negative emotions and feel more balanced throughout the day. Essential oils that can be useful are Lavender, Sweet Orange, Black Spruce, Ylang Ylang, Roman Chamomile, Bergamot, Citronella, Frankincense, Ho Wood and Palmarosa are few examples.


Sleep

Sleep is vital to stay emotionally stable and mentally focused. Poor sleep can negatively affect students' performance not only in the classroom but after school when work needs to get done. Both Roman Chamomile and Lavender can be incredibly soothing at bedtime.


Immunity

Back to school means more germs! Essential oils can contribute to stronger immunity and help keep germs away. Ravintsara, Eucalyptus, Cinnamon Bark, Clove Bud a great choices to keep a strong immunity system. We also suggest our Armour and Wheeze blends created for immunity and respiratory support. Sweet Orange is a very powerful essential oil to use daily and also safe for kids!


Germs

Essential oils are known as very powerful antibacterial and antiviral agents. Our Hand Cleanser is a must-have for school! Made with aloe vera gel and Bergamot, Tea Tree & Lavender, this natural antibacterial formula will do the trick!



Safety first!
When using essential oils, it is important to know that not all essential oils are suitable for all ages. The dilution ratio differs for a school-aged child versus a teenager or adult. 

Recipes for On-the-Go Support

Easy blends to make at home!


Immunity Roller Blend

In a 10 ml Roller Bottle, add the essential oils and top up with Fractionated Coconut oil

Adult (12+)

6 drops Ravintsara Essential Oil

4 drops Lavender Essential Oil

2 drops Peppermint Essential Oil


Children (5+)

3 drops Sweet Orange Essential Oil

2 drops Lavender Essential Oil


Focus Blend

In a 10 ml Roller Bottle, add the essential oils and top up with Fractionated Coconut oil

Adult (12+)

5 drops Peppermint Essential Oil

2 drops Rosemary Essential Oil

5 drops Sweet Orange Essential Oil


Children (5+)

2 drops Lemon Essential Oil

3 drops Sweet Orange Essential Oil


 

Essential Oil Spotlight



ARMOUR BLEND

Build your body’s natural defenses with Armour, our immune boosting blend of pure essential oils. Exuding a rich, spicy scent, Armour embodies a sense of warmth and comfort. This Love & Lemons blend combines the unique benefits of Cinnamon Bark, Ravintsara, Orange, Clove Bud, and Thyme essential oils. These potent antiviral and antibacterial agents synergistically work together to help bolster your immune system and give your wellness the boost it needs as the seasons change.


Receive 30% during the month of September using promo code Blends30

WHEEZE BLEND

Breathe better with Wheeze, our refreshing blend enriched with pure Peppermint, Eucalyptus, Tea Tree, Rosemary, Lemongrass and Ravintsara essential oils. It has a crisp, cooling vapour that invigorates and energizes. This Love & Lemons blend can act as a powerful detoxifier and cleanser that can do wonders for your respiratory health. Carefully crafted to inspire easy breathing, Wheeze provides respiratory support. It can help to clear congestion and open up the airways. It can help fight colds and the flu as well as alleviate seasonal allergies.