My journey in life as a stay at home mom of three, building a career and being a caregiver to my mother and husband after a horrible tragedy. Balancing life and the journey of tragedy, love and faith, family connection and healing physically and mentally. Contact me on the Weekly Essential face book page or feel free to email me if you would like to know more if you are looking for support and a lifestyle change, how to survive the unexpected in life and how to love yourself and life again please book an appointment with me or email me at kollette@weeklyessential.com. Facetime and Skype appointments available as well. Essential oils not only changed my life but helped me be prepared for the unexpected and they were and still are a great tool for my family and I both physically and mentally.


Monday, September 10, 2012

Back to School Routine with Lavender and Wild Orange

Every year my children are so excited to go back to school. Which means emotions are wild, new schedules and the excitement of it all. I am so grateful for Essential Oils. It is hard as a parent to send your kids off to school. I remember the knot in my stomach. I wish I would have had something to calm my nerves. Lavender Essential Oil is very calming. If you place a drop of Lavender on the back of neck or on a cottonball so the child can have in pocket and with them to smell throughout the day as needed.

The Routine. The first few days we started with Lavender. We begin each day by Diffusing, then it is time for foot massages with Wild Orange and before we head out the door a drop of Lavender on the back of the neck. The kids carry a small bottle of Both Wild Orange and Lavender in there back packs just in case they have stomach issues or need calming or hurt themselves while at school. Now they are good for the day.
When I return home, I difusse Wild Orange as it is uplifting to the body. When I pick the kids up I have a spray bottle with water, peppermint and Lavender that I spray on there hands as they get into the car before we leave so nothing from school come home with us. When we get home, for a little pick me up, we diffuse peppermint and wild orange and at homework time it is Peppermint and Rosemary, which helps reduce nervous tension and fatigue. When it is time to calm down for the evening we diffuse Lavender with Lemon (kids favorite). Then another foot massage with Wild Orange which protects against seasonal and environmental threat.

For Extra Defense during the school year, fill a roll on bottle with Fractionated Coconut oil or any vegetable oil of choice and put 6-8 drops of Wild Orange, Rosemary, peppermint Essential oil. Rub on children's feet at bedtime and in the morning before they head off to school. It is a very special bonding moment for parent and Child. My children love the foot massage and being touched and having that time with me.

For Hand Sanitizer fill a 4oz. Aluminum Spray bottle then put 10 drops of Lavender and 10 drops of Peppermint. Spray on hands for hand sanitizer. Also works great for head tension, sunburns and air freshener.


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