Essential Oils Bolster Immunity: Outstanding Teachers Classroom Aides (Part 1 of 3)

by Cynthe on September 23, 2008

School’s in! Leaves are donning autumn hues. Dusk and dawn steadily pinch light from both ends of our days. Surely as year-end holidays approach, seasonal colds & flus will threaten when temperatures drop. REMEMBER: essential oils bolster immunity!

Elementary school teachers, along with preparing classrooms and coursework, fortify themselves for common illnesses which impact their students every year. One friend asked recently if therapeutic essential oils bolster immunity? He wanted to help support his students’ health, assist with focus & concentration for learning & taking tests, settle them down in the mornings and perk them up from after-lunch ‘sleepies.’

Absolutely! Essential oils and essential oil blends have the potential to do all that and more.

I’ve assembled individual essential oils & EO blends from Young Living Essential Oils’ offerings, which I feel are appropriate for elementary school classrooms and for families at home. Several of these serve dual purposes of being anti-infectious AND calming, or aiding concentration AND being relaxing…so read through the descriptions to see what you may be interested in trying out.

Preventing Illness by Bolstering Immunity with Essential Oils

Versatile ANTI-INFECTIOUS Essential Oil Blends for Aromatic Diffusion
*See diffuser notes at the end of the article

CITRUS FRESH 15ml

A relaxing, calming blend loved by children and adults alike. Rich in the powerful antioxidant d-limonene, it supports the immune system and overall health, while promoting a sense of well-being, creativity, and feelings of joy.

It also works as an air purifier. (This combination of citrus oils is antiseptic, anti-bacterial, anti-viral, anti-fungal, an effective disinfectant & insecticide.)

Ingredients: Orange (Citrus aurantium), tangerine (Citrus nobilis), mandarin (Citrus reticulata), grapefruit (Citrus paradisi), lemon (Citrus limon), and spearmint (Mentha spicata).

HOW TO USE: For aromatic use.
– Diffuse at home or in the workplace. Or inhale directly from the bottle. (Avoid contaminating the uncapped dripper nozzle.)
– This blend may also be used to remove chewing gum & adhesives from your fingers or surfaces.

CAUTIONS:
– May damage plastics / painted surfaces. (Test a small area, first.)
– Keep ALL essential oils out of  children’s reach.

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BELIEVE™ 15ml

Believe takes you back to nature by combining the scents of aromatic conifers – fir and spruce – with frankincense, herbs, citrus & florals. Inspiring and invigorating, Believe refreshes the senses while relaxing the body with a steadying, calming, balancing effect on emotions. It can help overcome feelings of frustration, despair, support feelings of trust and confidence. and encourage a more positive awareness.

Ingredients: Abies balsamea (Idaho Balsam Fir) oil, Coriandrum sativum (Coriander) seed oil, Citrus aurantium bergamia (Furanocoumarin- free bergamot) peel oil, Boswellia carteri (Frankincense) resin oil, Picea pungens (Idaho Blue Spruce) aerial parts oil, Cananga odorata equitoriona† (Ylang ylang) flower oil, Pelargonium graveolens (Geranium) flower oil.

HOW TO USE: For aromatic use. Diffuse or inhale from bottle.  (Avoid contaminating the uncapped dripper nozzle.)
– Diffuse at home or in the workplace. (This combination of oils is antiseptic, anti-bacterial, anti-microbial, and a good disinfectant.)

CAUTIONS:
– Keep ALL essential oils out of  children’s reach.

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RC 15ml

Contains powerfully invigorating therapeutic-grade essential oils. A wonderful blend to diffuse during winter.

Ingredients: Eucalyptus globulus leaf oil, myrtus communis oil, pinus sylvestris (pine) leaf oil, origanum majorana (marjoram) leaf oil, eucalyptus radiata leaf oil, eucalyptus citriodora leaf oil, lavandula angustifolia (lavender) oil, cupressus sempervirens oil, tsuga canadensis leaf oil, and mentha piperita (peppermint) oil.

HOW TO USE:  For aromatic use. Diffuse or inhale from bottle. (Avoid contaminating the uncapped dripper nozzle.)
– Diffuse at home and workplace.

CAUTIONS:
– Keep ALL essential oils out of  children’s reach.
– Do not use near fire, flame, heat or spark.

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DIFFUSERS

It’s best to use a quiet, fan-driven diffuser rather than a heat-dispursed model or light-bulb ring. Heat destroys essential oils’ volatile therapeutic molecules and alters the wonderful aromas.

I use a convenient, light-weight, hand-size diffuser that either plugs into an outlet or runs on 4 AA batteries (convenient for the car or camping trips). It’s available from www.abundanthealth4u.com
NOTE: Classrooms may require two diffusers to cover the area effectively.

This particular diffuser comes with 5 absorbent pads to use for the essential oils. I write the name of the essential oil or blend in pencil on the back of the pad, so each pad is always used for the same essential oil / blend. It’s a good idea to buy sets of extra pads when you purchase your diffuser.

When using the diffuser, put 4-10 drops of essential oils on the pad. EOs evaporate at different rates (ie. vary in volatility). As you use the oils, you will learn how much to apply depending on the length of time you plan to diffuse and the area to be affected.

RESOURCES:
Essential Oils for Focus & Concentration: Outstanding Teachers Classroom Aides (Part 2 of 3)

Essential Oils to Settle Down & Calm: Outstanding Teachers Classroom Aides (Part 3 of 3)

Cynthia Brush, Young Living Oils Distributor #168709Cynthe Brush ~ Certified Clinical (Medical) Aromatherapist, Therapeutic Essential Oils Practitioner & Self-Care Health Educator has used therapeutic essential oils for personal, family, & client health issues since 1999.

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