It’s almost the end of the summer, and that means it’s time to start thinking of the necessities of going back to school. Parents are dropping off kindergartners, and college students are already dreading midterms as they move into their new dorms.
It also means that we’re going to be exposed to more infections, stay up too late and get up too early, and have to cram a bunch of new information in our heads. It could be a recipe for overwhelming stress if you’re not prepared. Fortunately, you can prepare yourself with some natural remedies that can boost your immune system, help you sleep more restfully, and focus during even the most boring lectures.
First, let’s talk about the sea of germs we swim in at the beginning of each school year. Air ducts don’t get cleaned out, other students have colds that they bring in, and staying inside away from vitamin D producing sunlight takes its toll on your health. Bright and lively Lemon essential oil can help your immune system fight off whatever you can throw at it. This refreshing oil can help to disinfect surfaces, remove stains, and especially important, it works with your body’s immune system to promote healthier function. It can also help to make you more alert.
Next, let’s look at how to get better sleep. Even when you’re stressed up to your eyeballs, Lavender essential oil can help to calm your nerves and relax away worries. It can’t do your homework for you, but it can help your muscles to loosen and your mind to stop spinning in circles. Lavender promotes deeper more restful sleep, and can help you to fall asleep faster without having to take drugs or extra hormones.
You also need to actually pay attention in class so you can understand your lectures, and have less need to cram at the end of the semester. Being able to focus is important in any setting, and Rosemary essential oil can help you to achieve that focus and form stronger memories. There was actually a study done that showed the scent of rosemary could increase memory formation by up to 75%. How’s that for helping your test scores?
Most parents will have experienced the ‘joy’ of a lice outbreak at their child’s school at least once. Should there be an outbreak, don’t panic as essential oils like eucalyptus, lavender, geranium, tea tree, chamomile and lemon can be used to successfully rid yourself of these pesky critters!
Even if your child is lice-free it pays to take precautions. Use essential oils 1-2 times a week in their shampoo and conditioning treatments. Not only do these oils smell great and help nourish the hair and scalp, but they can help deter those nasty blighters as well.
Make sure to have these essential oils on hand during the school year. Not only do they help keep you healthy they also help boost your brain power at the same time.