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Back to School Essential Oils


Back to School, so bittersweet.  I love the backpacks, friends, fresh books, new ideas, but oh my gosh, it’s a long day on little bodies.  Elijah started coughing 2 days after school began, and ALL my kids have been needing early bedtimes.  Here are some ways I have been using essential oils to comfort and help each of them in their transition to keep their immunity up, calm and relax them, and just plain take care of them in such a big transition.  Oils are effective in their purposes, but also just so darn comforting the moment they open up.

My kids, especially my boys come home filthy.  Why is dirt stuck to your face like a mustache, and what is that smell?  Ok thanks bye.  I used to have them wash their hands real quick at home, but we’ve gotten into a nice routine of a bath at home first, then home activities, it’s been wonderful.  Good way to transitions from school clothes and day, to then being fresh, clean, soft, snuggly, cozy clothes.  Into the bath I put these things:


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2. Lavender oil, which helps to calm them down, help with any body odor, and help any skin irritation, especial on their feet as they transition back into wearing shoes again from summer, especially their hard, new school shoes.  The smell makes me happy to when I add 5-7 drops into the running water.

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Find: Lavender Oil

3. To keep the lurgy away, I add On Guard into the bath as well, so it just soaks right into their skin while they are in the warm water.  No one wants sick kids, and no one wants to miss school, and this oil has help us so much, it proved itself to us especially while we were traveling.

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It’s a popular science experiment to test On Guard

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Find: OnGuard

After playing outside, chores, music or whatever, if they want to work on work books or do nighttime reading, I apply our beloved InTune.  They can focus, get their stuff done in a timely manner without anyone getting upset or me needing to snap their fingers at kids who are tired already after a long day.  InTune helps them focus and work hard.

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Find: InTune

Once it’s bedtime, we’ll sometimes put OnGuard onto the bottoms of their feet, not always, and then we put Serenity oil in their diffuser.  It helps to calm them and transition their bodies and minds to sleep.

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Find: Serenity Oil

Last night on Elijah because he was coughing, I reached for my Breath Oil, but it was empty!  Luckily, I had my Breath stick and I rubbed it on his little chest, he loved it.

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Find: Breath Stick

Then we do more books, snuggling with their clean, soft selves, and they drift off to sleep.

In the morning, we do InTune on the back of their necks, and DDR Prime on their spines before they head off to school.

We may miss summer, but we can proactively take steps to keep us feeling just as alive, healthy and connected to nature as we did in Summertime.


I love using oils to take care of my family, I think they brings us closer, helps my kids reach their goals, keeps the peace and keeps us all healthy one drop at a time.

And as always, feel free to email me anytime with questions about EOs: amy@tinygreenelephants.com




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