This year’s back to school is unlike any other. Whether you’re homeschooling or sending your kiddos back to the classroom, you’ve had to make some tough choices this year. We know you take your children’s wellbeing seriously and you took care to make the right decision for your family. And whatever you’ve decided, we’re here to help with tips, tricks, and products to make this back to school a safe and successful learning experience.
BACK TO SCHOOL…
WHATEVER THAT LOOKS LIKE FOR YOU
At home or in the classroom, we believe having the right KidSafe essential oil blends can make a huge difference in your children’s routine. Experiment with your kids and help them find the essential oil homework-helpers they enjoy. We highly recommend Study Time and Hocus Focus for supporting focus and concentration. And Happy Place is there to help when anxious fidgeting gets distracting.
If you are a crafty DIY-parent, try our Ready for School Kidsafe Set! With six different KidSafe blends tailored to all your school-focused needs, you can make lotions, roll-ons, balms, and more. With all the fun ways to incorporate essential oils into the school day, you can help keep your young students happy, healthy, and engaged.
IF YOU’RE HOMESCHOOLING
Kudos to everyone tackling homeschooling this year! As you transform parts of your house from a cozy family home to a fun classroom we believe essential oils can help you make your daily transitions.
Sticking to a routine isn’t easy! Especially when the classroom is 10 feet away instead of a 10-minute drive away. Our newest KidSafe blend Hello Sunshine is here to help encourage all the kiddos (and adults) to wake up and feel excited for the learning-filled day ahead of them. Its vibrant and uplifting scent can be diffused in the early morning to promote a happy mood.
If your kiddos are struggling with the challenges of learning at home or being away from their normal classroom environment, try diffusing Calming the Child or No Worries to keep spirits lifted and emotions managed. Both these KidSafe blends are sweet, citrusy, and uplifting. They can help ease worry while promoting a light, calm atmosphere.
Are your kiddos missing their classmates? Use any one of our Aroma Plush Pals with their favorite soothing KidSafe blend as their new super squishy schoolmates. Or fill the Safety Scent Cartridge with a study blend for a focus-filled boost. Birch Bear, Briar Bunny, and Flora Fox are ready to be part of your classroom!
While the weather is still nice, why not take your lessons outdoors! Try these easy Scented Crayons and Sidewalk Chalk DIYs to make a fun, fragrant craft time.
IF YOU’RE GOING BACK TO THE CLASSROOM. . .
For parents helping their kiddos navigate the new norm in the classroom… our hearts are with you. Between masks, social distancing, and rigid cleaning practices, this first day of school is going to be a lot different, and a lot more difficult, than your kids are probably expecting. We have a variety of products that can help them fight off seasonal threats, boost their immune system, and stay calm throughout the day.
Our favorite KidSafe essential oil blends for fighting off seasonal threats are Immune Boom, Defender, and Germ Destroyer. Try diluting one of these blends in a lotion and applying before school. Or add them to an aromatherapy inhaler so your kiddos can take a whiff whenever they need.
Let your kids take control of their own aromatherapy with the KidSafe Starter Roll-On Set… or any roll-on for that matter! These roll-ons are prediluted and ready to go. You can teach your older kids about essential oils and show them how to use the roll-ons. Then they can use their favorite roll-ons throughout the day.
Clean hands are a must for back to school! It’s the perfect time to walk your kiddos through proper handwashing techniques. And we also have 2-oz. Hand Sanitizers so kids can keep one in their bag, cubby, or at their desk when soap and water are unavailable.
If your kids are getting a little nervous with all the changes this year, try sending them to school with a little fuzzy friend. Clip one (or multiple) of our Aroma Plush Pal Clips to your child’s bag for them to take with them to school. Pre-load the scent cartridge with one of their favorite KidSafe essential oil blends so they’ll benefit from the familiarity and comfort of the aroma.
Although everything is a little (okay… a lot) different this year, we are hoping for a successful school year for everyone. And we hope some of these products can make this transition a little easier for kids and parents alike.
For a fun a way to kick off the school year, try making these DIY Study Diffuser Stones to put in your at-home classroom or on your homework table.
STUDY SESSION DIFFUSER STONES
Sometimes, taking a mental break from schoolwork and doing something creative is just what your kids need. To stimulate their creativity try making these wonderful DIY Diffuser Stones that can be paired with any of the above blends and more!
What you’ll need:
What you’ll do:
With a small amount of lotion on your hands, squeeze clay to soften it. Roll the clay to 1/4-1/2 inch thickness. Use cookie cutters to cut out fun shapes. Then use a toothpick to create a small hole at the top. Once the clay has dried, add a string and a few drops of your chosen essential oil. Hang on or near your homework station for a fun passive diffuser.
*For a printable version, click here.
What else have you done to prepare your family for the school year? Share your DIYs, tips and tricks, and life lessons with us in the comments below!