By Tyler Hagan, Certified Aromatherapist
It’s that special time of year when parents wake up early to pack lunches, wake up children, get them dressed and ready to shuffle out the door and shipped off to school. This very special time of year is known to most as back to school season. Back to school season marks the beginning of a new chapter in each child’s great book of life which is both exciting and worrisome. Let’s face it… there are new teachers to meet, new friends to make, and in some cases new schools to learn to navigate. That can be very unsettling for some kids. Never fear, though. Plant Therapy is there for you and your family. We’ve got the products to help with back to school anxiety!
Calming the Child
Calming the Child is an excellent choice for emotional support during the back to school season. The beautiful combination of Mandarin, Tangerine, Lavender, and Roman Chamomile essential oils is just what your child needs to slow the mind’s roll, leaving them relaxed, calm, and able to cope with their turbulent emotions. When paired with our Diffuse on the Move portable diffuser, it can be diffused on the car ride to and from school. Or it can be used in the bath for an early morning or post-dinner relaxing bath. Just dilute to 1% in an unscented body wash or bubble bath.
After a busy and anxiety-filled day, homework time can be a big struggle for many parents. Children can oftentimes lack the ability to focus and calm the body enough to sit and complete the work in front of them. Adults have the same exact problem at work or at home when anxiety strikes. That’s where our Happy Place blend comes into play. When diffused, the relaxing blend of Bergamot, Frankincense, Lavender, Roman Chamomile, Patchouli, Vetiver, and Clary Sage can help ease the physical responses like restlessness that stem from things like anxiety.
Our new KidSafe blend, No Worries does exactly what its name implies. It can help children and adults overcome worry! While kids don’t have to do things like juggle bills and care for a human life, they still have their own worries. No Worries sports a sweet, woody, and citrusy aroma that helps fade away worry. It’ll leave your child feeling confident and capable and ready to tackle anything. Dilute to 2-3% and apply before school or at the end of the day to help calm the mind before bed.
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