Essential Oils for School Teachers
As you end the school year, please don't forget to thank your teachers! I know they did an amazing job with your kids!!!
As a teacher myself, I know that teachers work so hard day in and day out to make a difference in every child’s life a small gift during stressful times of the year are truly appreciated. As a teacher, I love gift giving too! I see many people in the school that help make the school day and year run smoothly for everyone, so I love to give something small to show my appreciation. These are so easy, simple, and truly cost effective that you can give every single teacher and you don’t have to worry about spending a fortune!
Here are some of my favorite self-care DIY products that are so easy to make and give teachers for the end of the year or really all year, to thank them for all their hard work.
Most of these recipes come from my favorite go to DIY recipe books on the supply page, it’s great to have the books so you can take in to special considerations and read other ideas.
# 1 Exfoliation Sugar Scrub
I love using my sugar scrubs in the harsh winter or getting ready for summer! I use the sugar scrubs on all the dry areas of my body, elbows, knees, feet, and I even love how soft and smooth the sugar scrubs make my hands too! It’s perfect with the hint of essential oils too.
Here is what you need: a cute glass jar, coconut oil, some granulated sugar or brown sugar and essential oils of your choice. I love using essential oils like Stress Away, Lavender, Citrus Fresh, Peppermint, Lemon, and even Cinnamon in the fall or winter is divine! Please use caution when gifting essential oils, I always write a little note about safety especially if you are using citrus oils. Remember citrus oils should not be used on areas that are exposed to sun so they should be used at night due to photosensitivity.
I grab a pack of about 12- 24 small glass jars from amazon, here are some cute sets that really make perfect gifts.
When gifting for colleagues or family, I like to make a big batch of the sugar scrub in a bowl, then scoop the sugar scrub into the jars. Lastly, I add the essential oils into the jars.
For 1.5 - 2 ounce jars, I typically use about 4-6 drops of essential oils, depending on the essential oils that I choose.
Since I am gifting these, once all the jars are completed with sugar scrub and oils, I like to wrap them and put nice gift tags on them with some crafty bakers yarn. I like to use these brown Kraft Gift Tags Labels or these tags for the holidays
# 2 Relaxing Bath Salts:
Again, really simple and cost effective, but such a thoughtful gift for someone who needs some relaxation and self-care time, aka a teacher!
All you need to get started is Epsom salts and a few drops of essential oils! I love adding Lavender, Sacred Mountain, or Peace & Calming for a calming and relaxing bath salts, which is just what a teacher needs after the school year. We use bath salts all the time, which I have talked about before. Just like the sugar scrubs, I like to grab the same glass gift jars and gift tags to make these a sweet gesture to someone special.
# 3 Homemade Hand Soap:
You don’t need to spend a lot of money on any expensive fragrance filled soap, I love to just making my own.
Here is what you need to make DIY hand soap: a foaming soap dispenser, 1T Castile soap, 1T carrier oil which would be any organic vegetable oil, and essential oils of your choice.
For teachers, Thieves or Lavender Essential Oil would be great choices. Thieves will help keep the classroom yuck away and Lavender will support the hands because I am sure the teacher constantly washing their hands.
Lastly, fill the rest of the container to the top with distilled water. Please leave room at the top for the foaming pump lid, sometimes they have a section that goes back into the container that will take up space, I have often times put too much water in my containers and the mixture overflows when putting the lid on.
# 4 Essential Oil Roller
Another great idea, is to create an essential oil roller set for the teacher. Personally, I know a teacher would need a variety of the roller blends to make it through the school day. There are several fun ideas on my Essential Oil Roller Recipe Blog. Any teacher would be thankful to receive a Stress Away or Wellness Roller. You could pair it with a cute room spray too.
# 5 Room Spray
A room spray is a nice gift as a teacher because sometime the classroom needs a little freshening up. With all those kids going in and out of the classroom everyday, keeping things smelling nice can get hard. Room spray is so easy and its such an awesome way to remove sooo many toxins from the traditional fragrance air fresheners! Oh those have got to go, if you still have them in your house please look into ditching those toxins.
To make a room spray, here is what you need:
Glass spray bottle 2 oz, 8 oz, or 16 oz
Your favorite essential oils.
Take your glass spray bottle, add some witch hazel, add the essential oils, then fill the rest with water. Grab a recipe book to learn proper dilutions for the jars that you are using, or reach out to me and we will add you to our education group.
If you aren’t a DIY-er, or you just don’t have the time sometimes I like to just order a few affordable Young Living products and pair them with a cute amazon find, here are some super easy ideas too:
-Vitality Essential Oil & Water Bottle: Whenever there is a sale on any citrus oil, I typically grab a whole bunch because they are amazing essential oils to support wellness and refreshing to add to water. I like to keep them on hand to put together a nice little gift set. The vitality citrus oils are a perfect essential oil to gift to a teacher to help them stay hydrated so they can keep their energy to keep up with the students. Here is how I put this gift set together: I like to put a few vitality citrus essential oils into a stainless steel water bottle or mason jar mug with stainless steel straws, remember it is so important to only use citrus oils in glass or stainless steel because they can break down plastic, so a nice little safety gift tag or recipe card is very important when gifting this set. Learn more about vitality essential oil here!
-The Thieves Hand Purifier or Fruit & Veggie spray are both awesome gifts for teachers too! Read more about the thieves products right here on my blog!
-Put together an Essential Oils Basics Gift set. You can put together three essential oils with recipe cards. Learn about some ideas right here on Oily Sister and grab essential oils on the getting started page.
-Lavender or Stress Away bath bombs these are so cute and come with a few in the pack, so you could easily separate them out to give out to several teachers! Here is what I do to put the gift together: First order a few of the amazing Young Living Bath Bombs - Lavender 4pk (#20671) Stress Away 4pk (#20674). Then you could pair a bath bomb with a gift card to wine & spirits, local book store, or amazon. A wonderful and empowering book recommendation that I have been gifting is Girl Wash Your Face.
-Satin Mint Facial Scrub, it’s a gentle exfoliation formulated by Young Living! I LOVE this scrub and what a great way to tell your kiddo’s teacher to have a “cool” summer!
-USB Diffuser or the Orb diffuser are two great travel size diffusers that will allow your teacher to enjoy essential oils on the go or in small areas like their car ride or working at a computer. They are super compact and great for diffusing discretely!
I hope these ideas help you time and money this year! If you need any with these supplies, I put together a list of my favorite Oily things
Please contact me if you have any questions!
-Happy summer!! If your in need of help on how to stay cool for the summer be sure to check out oilsister.com for my summer make & take workshop schedule all around the area or learn the recipes right here!
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