Outstanding Teachers Aides ~ Essential Oils for the Classroom: Focus & Concentration (Part 2)

by Cynthe on September 27, 2008

The second of a three article series:

from the first article, “Preventing Illness by Bolstering Immunity with Essential Oils
A friend, an elementary school teacher, asked recently if therapeutic essential oils might 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.’

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

I’ve assembled single essential oils & EO blends from Young Living Essential Oils current selection that may be helpful for young children in elementary school classrooms and for families at home. Several 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.

Essential OIls To Aid FOCUS & CONCENTRATION

*See diffuser notes at the end of the first article in this series.

Quoting from the Reference Guide for Essential Oils, compiled by Connie & Alan Higley: “A university in Japan experimented with diffusing different oils in the office. When they diffused LEMON there were 54% few errors, with JASMINE there were 33% fewer errors, and with LAVENDER there were 20% fewer errors.

When oils are diffused while studying and smelled during a test via a hanky, cotton ball or plastic nasal inhaler, test scores may increase by as much as 50%. Different oils should be used for different tests, but the same oil should be used during the test as was used while studying for that particular test. The smell of the oil may help bring back the memory of what was studied.”

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BELIEVE 10ml (under $25)

An uplifting blend of essential oils that has a steadying, calming, balancing effect on emotions, helping overcome feelings of frustration, despair, and encouraging a more positive awareness. Helps support the unlimited potential everyone possesses, making it possible to experience health, happiness, and vitality. Believe can also provide feelings of trust and confidence.

Ingredients: Idaho Balsam Fir (Abies grandis), Rosewood (Aniba rosaeodora) and Frankincense (Boswellia carteri).

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

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GRAPEFRUIT 15ml (under $25)

Grapefruit (Citrus paradisi) has a fresh energizing and uplifting aroma. Dissipates negativity, reduces stress & relieves anxiety. Grapefruit also has antiseptic & disinfectant compounds to keep airborne illnesses at bay.

Ingredients: Cold pressed grapefruit oil from rind

HOW TO USE: For aromatic use. Diffuse or inhale from bottle. (Avoid contaminating the uncapped dripper nozzle.)
- Diffuse at home and workplace.
- 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.
- Do not use near fire, flame, heat or sparks.

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LEMON 15ml (under $15)

Lemon (Citrus limon) has a strong, purifying, citrus scent that is revitalizing and uplifting. Lemon consists of 68% dlimonene, a powerful antioxidant. Jean Valnet MD wrote that lemon is a tonic for supporting the nervous and sympathetic nervous system. Lemon also has antiseptic & anti-viral compounds to keep airborne illnesses at bay.

Ingredients: Cold pressed lemon oil from rind.

HOW TO USE: For aromatic use. Diffuse or inhale from bottle. (Avoid contaminating the uncapped dripper nozzle.)
- Diffuse at home and workplace.
- 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.
- Do not use near fire, flame, heat or sparks.

NOTE: Pure therapeutic-quality essential oils may also be used topically & internally, but those applications are not advised for the classroom due to liability issues. Other articles on this blog address those sorts of “personal use” applications.

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PEAKGreen 5ml (under $30)
EOH Custom Blend ~ Special Order Only
For special orders: Email Cynthe[at}EssentialOilsForHealing[dot]com

Another option is one of our custom blends that I find incredibly refreshing. Formulated for aging memory issues, I’m sure it would work well in a classroom situation.

Ingredients: Rosemary*, Basil*, Lavender & Peppermint…all invigorating mental clarity EOs.

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

CAUTION:
The only caveat would be for kids/adults with epilepsy or high blood pressure. Rosemary & Basil are contraindicated for epilepsy. Rosemary & Peppermint are contraindicated for high blood pressure. Don’t think diffusing the blend would be risky as the molecules will be so dispersed, but definitely it would not be advised for topical applications…..which you wouldn’t be doing anyway.
~ Keep ALL essential oils out of children’s reach.

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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