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Back to School: Essential oils and blends that can help you make the grade

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“Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world.”

Nelson Mandela

With school having started, there are many essential oils that can help you stay focused and concentrate. Unlike over-the-counter supplements or energy drinks, essential oil remedies have fewer side effects and will not cause harsh crashes or jitters.

* Rosemary :  This herb has been used for thousands of years to aid in concentration in parts of Europe, particularly the Mediterranean. In ancient Greece, scholars would hold sprigs of Rosemary in their hair to smell as they worked. Later in England it became a symbol for memory and fidelity and is still used in wedding ceremonies.

rosemaryRosemary stimulates blood circulation to the brain and contains substances that increase the immune system’s function. It also contains many minerals such as magnesium, potassium, and calcium that can help in overall health. Camphor is a compound in Rosemary, which has been used in Vick’s Vapor rub as well as some calming salves

* Lavender:  Headaches and stress can seriously affect participation and focus in the classroom. Lavender has been known to calm senses and help ease headache pain. Part of the mint family with rosemary and thyme, lavender has over a 150 active constituents in its chemical make up. Not only does this make lavender an antiseptic, but also contains compounds known to combat stress. Before a big test, be sure to use a lavender diffuser or lavender tea.

* Grapefruit:  Grapefruit is chock full of vitamin C which helps keep your immune system going through the long study sessions and cold winter days. Pink and red grapefruit contains lycopene as well, which can help fight against oxygen free radicals that damage cells. The fruit also contains antioxidants, which will help keep you healthy even after finals week or during a huge paper.

Cold and flu season can be another obstacle that you need to over come during the winter months. Licorice root can be a great way to stay focused and feel better.

Visit our Diffuser Blend page:

this group helps when a cold / stuffy nose / sinus
* Breathe Easy
* Breathing
* Clear Heated Lung
* Headache Relief
* Sinus Relief

this group for calming in times of stress
* Calming
* Happiness
* Lovely Lavender
* Sweet Dreams
* Time Out

this group for keeping you sharp
* Clarity
* Concentration
* Power House
* Team Spirit

* Licorice root: This is an amazing little boost when you’re sick but need to get through your last week of midterms. Licorice root can be used to stir your favorite herbal tea, mixed in tea, or simply chewed on. When you have a cold, flu or sore throat, licorice root can be used to instantly sooth coughs or sore throats.

As a side note: Please do not use essential oils undiluted on the skin, blend with a carrier oil.

AromaStone Electronic Diffuser ~ is a great diffuser for a school dorm, no candles and does not burn to hot!

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While settling in, be sure to stock up on these herbal essentials!
They may be what save your grade!

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The teacher who is indeed wise does not bid you to enter the house of his wisdom but rather leads you to the threshold of your mind.
Kahlil Gibran

Until next time

~Rosanne