Fill Your Backpack with These Essential Oil Basics

When it’s time to go back to school, your child’s backpack becomes his home away from home.  It’s important to fill it with things you feel good about for his health and wellness.  Let’s take a look at some ideas for filling your child’s bag with essentials.

A Burst of Natural Energy

Peppermint essential oil is perfect for helping your child get a natural burst of energy.  This essential oil can be added to water to create a spray that can be applied to the body or even used as a breath freshener and pick me up. 

Simply add water to a small glass spray bottle, add 2 drops of peppermint essential oil, and a pinch of salt.  Shake to combine ingredients and label the spray so your child knows what it is.  This can be tucked away in a pocket of his backpack to use before a big test or any time he needs a burst of energy.

Tackling Tummy Trouble

When kids are at school there are many reasons they might deal with a stomach ache.  They may be nervous or have anxiety or they might be fighting off some internal bacteria.  Creating an oil blend for stomach aches and keeping it in their backpacks can be a big help.

Start with a small glass roller bottle and add 2 drops of peppermint essential oil along with one drop each of thyme, cardamom, ginger, clove, and tarragon.  Then fill the bottle the rest of the way up with fractionated coconut oil.  

When your child is having a stomachache, he can go to the restroom and apply a little of this oil directly on his tummy.  The oils will get to work immediately to provide relief.  Make sure your child knows that if he has diarrhea or vomiting, he still needs to talk to the school nurse.

Bug Repellent

At the beginning of the school year the air is still warm and bugs are still on the prowl.  Recess time can quickly become a time for bug bites.  One way you can help your child is by providing a natural bug repellent that she can keep in her backpack.  Before recess she can apply it to help prevent problems.

For this you’ll need a 2 ounce small glass spray bottle.  You’ll add 1 ounce of witch hazel and 1 ounce of water to the bottle.  Then add 8 drops of citronella essential oil, 8 drops of cedarwood essential oil, and 5 drops of geranium essential oil.  Shake up the mixture and spray before going outside.

Soothing Scrapes

One of the most inevitable things for children is getting scraped during recess.  When your child has a small cut, scrape, or even bug bite you can provide soothing relief with lavender essential oil.  

This essential oil can be applied directly to areas of irritation for soothing relief and faster healing.  Having a small roller ball container of lavender oil tucked in a pocket of his backpack will allow him to treat these small issues.

Written by Editorial Staff

Our Editorial Staff consists of Certified Health Education Specialists and freelance medical writers with a passion for holistic kids health and wellness. From natural kids health articles to complex medical writing, our editorial staff works to help educate and engage parents in their kids holistic and healthcare decision-making.

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