Updated: Oct 18, 2022
We've all been there. Just the other day I was looking everywhere for my phone, only to realize it had been in my hand all along! Some just say it's "a senior moment", but I'm not a senior! At least not yet.
Come to think of it, my fabulous son Max has times when my response to whatever it is - "Have you lost your mind?!?" And of course he hasn't, but he needs help to focus and be alert.
It's back to school for our youngsters; we have students going to Pre-K and other elementary grades (Max is starting 6th grade this year! How did that happen?)
Now I do not condone or support diffusing in the classroom (or any public space for that matter). However, it's
these situations where a personal inhaler or aromatherapy jewelry shines! Your child can carry the inhaler to school in his pocket to use when needed. Even aromatherapy jewelry works well also.
Now that we have a method of helping our kids, next we need a blend to help them with their focus and concentration in school. And since we're making this for younger children, we must consider oils that are safe for children 2+ years old.
Often essential oil blends for focus contain oils that are not safe for kids.
I'm going to share those oils that are safe (and a Brain Power Blend), but also provide you with an information sheet sharing with you Kid safe oils for concentration that our safe for elementary school and up (and the references where I obtained the information).
Oils For Focus/Concentration Safe for Kids 2-6+ years old
Cedarwood, Atlas (Cedrus atlantica)
Coriander Seed (Coriandrum sativum)
Lemon - (Citrus limon)
Mandarin (Citrus reticulata)
Palo Santo (Bursera graveolens)
Black Pepper (Piper Nigrum)
Rose (Rosa damascena)
Spearmint (Mentha spicata)
Here's a blend I created for Max. This blend is the perfect amount of drops to make a personal inhaler. He loves it!
4 drops Palo Santo
4 drops Spearmint
4 drops Lemon
2 drops Coriander Seed
2 drops Cedarwood
Of course you can swap out any of these oils with another oil from the list! (I also made a blend where I included Black Pepper which was quite nice!)
You can download an info sheet below that shares the therapeutic benefits for all the oils safe for 2-6+ You can also become a member to download monographs for each oil (a monograph is an expert work of writing on a single subject usually on a scholarly subject.) Go to the Members page to see what they look like. They aren't as intimidating as they sound and are actually quite useful!).
If you would like to learn more about diffusion in the classroom, Leslie Moldenauer on her Lifeholistically website shares the risks of diffusing essential oils in the classroom .
Do you have a favorite blend you can share? Please include it in the comments