Back to School Essential Oils

[Originally published 1st February 2020]

This week marks the end of summer holidays for many families in Australia.  For the second year in a row we have had a festive season summer break that kept us on our toes and a lot closer to home than we may have preferred, but as I just discussed with my 15 year old – at least we got a break.  It seemed a little bit crazy to really feel in need of some time off after a 2020 where it felt like not much happened!  Anyway now we’re getting back into the swing of ‘normal life’ and for many people that’s going to feel perhaps just as strange and stressful as Covid!  What a great opportunity to talk about some wonderful Back to School Essential Oils!

February is the time of the year that we all get deeply into the creation and production of the year’s work and after 2020 the start of this new year I hope you have abundant energy to really make a clean start.

To help get you and your loved ones back on track at this time I wanted to share my suggestions for essential oils to support you in the transition into the reality of 2021!  The therapeutic properties of essential oils are such that they can help you on all levels: physical, mental, emotional and spiritual and this is why I love them so much.

Of course you still need to take appropriate action to make changes, but oils will support you to do this.

How to Use Essential Oils

If you are new to oils you may wonder how to actually use them.  Firstly though please always ensure that you only use PURE essential oils.  As with anything, you get what you pay for and if you’re finding super cheap ‘essential’ oils in your local discount chemist they are very unlikely to be pure and may even contain artificial additives that are harmful.  I am openly a Doterra girl and love the quality of the product and the ethics of the company.  Other great brands are: ECO, Young Living, Springfields and Twenty8. Health and organic shops generally have these quality brands in stock.

Aromatic Application

Almost all essential oils can be diffused for their benefits to be delivered aromatically.  This means putting a few drops of oil into a diffuser (an electronic gadget designed for this purpose) or an oil burner with water.  If you don’t have the appropriate equipment you can always just put a few drops of oil into a saucepan of water on the stove (just don’t forget about it and let it boil dry!)  You can also use oils aromatically by putting a drop or two on a tissue, hanky, or pillow and breath in the powerful benefits directly.

Topical Application

Many oils can also be applied topically to your skin – you do need to check the details of the oil you want to use to ensure this is safe.  Even if a manufacturer tells you it is safe it is always a good idea to dilute the oil the first time you use it topically.  You can use any other oil to dilute your essential oil – coconut, almond even olive oil.  You can also use a fragrance free moisturizer to dilute.  (Check out my Blog On the Nose for more information on why avoiding fragranced personal products is a good idea in general!)

Just put a drop of essential oil into a ¼ or ½ teaspoon of oil and apply it to your skin.  Great places to use essential oils topically are: your chest, your throat glands, your temples, the back of your neck, your wrists and the bottoms of your feet.  (Tip: The bottoms of our feet have big pores where the oils are rapidly absorbed into your system, plus if you’re not in love with the aroma you won’t really smell it on the bottom of your feet!)

As with any other therapeutic product you need to use your essential oil every 4-6 hours for the benefits to continue.  Feel free to contact me directly with any questions you may have about oils – it’s a topic I always LOVE to chat about!

Back to School Essential Oils

Anxiety

We can all suffer from some level of anxiety about change or starting something new, or just the thought of being under pressure again.  My top 2 recommendations here are:

  • Lavender (topical & aromatic)
  • Peace by DoTerra (topical & aromatic)

Motivation

It can be hard enough just getting yourself organized without having to feel enthusiastic about it too!  The best 2 oils to help with this are:

  • Peppermint (diluted topical & aromatic)
  • Motivate by DoTerra (diluted topical & aromatic)

Focus

You’ve gotten yourself there, and you’re feeling good about it now how to really get down to work? 2 great oily supports are:

  • Lemon (topical & aromatic NB. avoid sun exposure on skin after topical application)
  • InTune by DoTerra (topical & aromatic)

I have all of these suggestions in my online Shop, where you’ll never pay RRP!  And, if you’re close to one of my studio locations you can even avoid your P&H fee by collecting your order from me.  Just get in touch!

If you’re thinking that 2021 is the year to start accessing all the wonderful benefits of essential oils with a small collection you may also like to consider setting up your own wholesale account, which you can do here.

Feel absolutely free to reach out with any questions at all about anything above, or anything else to do with essential oils or your wellbeing!