Back to School: Non-toxic Edition
Huge thank you to Kayla for writing this post and sharing this crucial information with us! Follow Kayla on Instagram at @straight_outta_toxins!
I know for a lot of us teachers and school staff, summer break will be coming to an end faster than we would like. I also know that this is going to be one challenging, uncertain, and trying year. So, with that being said, I want to make this school year as special and amazing and HEALTHY as it can be for us and our students. Stick around to find out some amazing benefits that essential oils and Young Living products can offer in the classroom while teaching in the classroom or even at home teaching, planning, and of course the hardest thing of all for us teachers, trying to RELAX & DECOMPRESS.
There are some true health, emotional, and mental benefits to diffusing oils. When we smell a certain scent, our mind makes connections between that certain scent and emotions. Young Living makes it so simple to know which oils are best to diffuse around children because they have a line designed for kids!
GENYUS is a blend that helps kids focus. This would be a great blend for students when working on a project, taking a test, studying, or even at home during homework time!
SNIFFLEEASE is a blend that promotes health and wellness as well as well as decreasing feelings of discomfort. This would be great to diffuse when trying to get the class to calm down, when you are noticing behaviors start to arise in the class, or even at home during silent reading time or in the evening when you are wanting your child to unwind before bed.
PEACE & CALMING is a blend that helps ease the mind and calm the body. This is personally one of my favorites to diffuse and apply topically.
LAVENDER is a great oil to relieve stress and provide a comfortable
Young Living offers a line of oils designed specifically for kids and a line of oils designed specifically for babies!
THIEVES TO THE RESCUE
Ok, let’s all admit it. Our classrooms can get pretty disgusting by the end of the day and really full of germs. This is where we call in THIEVES. The Thieves products contain clove, cinnamon bark, lemon, and some other amazing oils so you can imagine how dreamy the scent is. Plus the products are totally safe to use around kids as they are all non-toxic. You can clean the white board with it, the toys, desks, countertops, etc. Thieves even gets stains out of carpets, can be a natural deodorizer, and can get marker/crayon marks off of walls. OOPS!
Oh, did I mention that Thieves is an all natural disinfectant? You could use this product while students are in the room and not have to worry about propping open the door because the smell is too strong or telling kids to wait to touch whatever you just disinfected because it’s not good for them to have it on their skin.
Here is a bit of science that shows that we can clean just about anything with this amazing blend. A well-documented diffuser based study of Thieves showed impressive evidence of its antibacterial properties when Thieves was diffused against three different types of airborne bacteria – Micrococcus luteus, Pseudomonas aeruginosa and Staphylococcus aureus. After 10 minutes of diffusing Thieves oil, there was a significant reduction of all three types of bacteria (82%, 96% and 44% respectively).
Thieves essential oil blend was inspired by the legend of four 15th-century French thieves who formulated and wore a special aromatic combination of clove, rosemary, vinegar, and other botanicals that they believed provided protection while they were stealing. French authorities recognized that there was such value in this mixture that upon the thieves’ capture, they received a more merciful punishment on condition that they divulge the ingredients in their secret formula. Crafted in the spirit of that legendary combination, Thieves essential oil blend includes Clove, Cinnamon Bark, Eucalyptus, Rosemary, and Lemon.
The product that changed the game in our homes and classroom, our all-time favorite, is Thieves Household Cleaner! What if you could open your cleaning cabinet and see ONE product instead of dozens? This one product can be used for:
Right now, Young Living is having an amazing deal on the Thieves Starter Bundle!
Thieves Starter Bundle - $125
● Thieves Essential Oil
● 2 bottles of Thieves Household Cleaner
● 2 bottles of Thieves Spray
● 2 bottles of Thieves Foaming Hand Soap
● 2 bottles of Thieves Hand Sanitizer
● Thieves AromaBright Toothpaste
● Thieves Fresh Essence Mouthwash
Here’s a science experiment one Young Living member did (obviously this is not a peer reviewed rock-solid study/experiment) but I do think it really shows us how awesome Thieves is! https://www.instagram.com/tv/B2C-fFilnVH/
BEST DIFFUSER BLENDS
This is a great blend to diffuse in the morning at the start of the day to waken not only your class up but also yourself. I love to diffuse this blend as I’m drinking my morning coffee getting ready for work each morning.
This blend will help students focus and will create a calming environment perfect to complete school work.
There are so many different diffusers out there, I’m sure that you will find one to match your personality and the aesthetics of your classroom and home. Have some fun and take the quiz below to see which diffuser is the perfect one for you! Let us know what your results are!
This oil is my favorite when it comes to needing some extra courage and confidence. This is my go-to oil when I get the “Sunday Scaries” (if you are a teacher, I’m sure you know what I’m talking about) and my oil for Monday mornings. I apply it to my wrists, chest, and neck and gives me an extra boost of self-esteem!
IMMUNITY SUPPORT ROLLER
I made this roller blend with Thieves EO, Lemon EO, and Frankincense EO and apply it up and down my spine every AM/PM. Who doesn’t want an extra immunity support? Especially with being around kids all day. I’m not saying kids are super germy but…...ok, yes I am saying that!
This oil blend has a subtly sweet smell to it and is great to directly apply topically whenever you are feeling anxious or feeling like you need to be grounded. This oil blend can be diffused or applied to your skin so it is very versatile.
As teachers, we all know that it is more work to call out and create sub plans when we are sick, than to just toughen up and make it through a day of work. This is why it is so important to take care of your body so that you don’t get sick! Young Living makes it so easy to do this with their all natural line of supplements.
What makes Young Living Supplements different?
Most YL supplements are infused with our therapeutic grade essential oils. And that's not just amazing because of the benefits of the oils themselves it's also the fact that WITH OILS 64% blood absorption in 30 minutes. 86% in one hour. WITHOUT OILS: 42% blood absorption in 24 hours.
With oils, cells receive nutrients that they were previously unable to assimilate.
TESTIMONY: "After my energy bottomed out, I discovered from a blood test that I was very low on several vitamin, hormone, and nutrient levels. I began taking various supplements to help bring the numbers up. At my six month checkup, the levels which I had been addressing with Young Living supplements were significantly higher than the ones for which I had taken supplements from my local grocery store! YL supplements have made all the difference for me!" - Ashley (YL customer)
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Whether you are returning back to your classroom or will be teaching from your home, these are your must haves to get through this unique school year.
Energy & Wellness supplements because who wants to get sick??
Thieves waterless hand purifier which is fabulous smelling hand sanitizer that is the perfect size to carry with you to the teachers lounge or you can just keep it in your desk. Plus, it doesn’t dry out your hands like the hand sanitizers that are full of toxic ingredients. (If you have the Theives essential oil, I have a recipe to share so that you can make your own hand purifier. This way you can keep refilling and make multiple bottles for your home, car, purse, and classroom!)