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Essential Oils for School Teachers
I urge you, please do not forget about your teachers!
Maybe I am a bit bias being that I am a teacher myself. I do happen to know however that teachers work very diligently to make a difference in every child’s life. A small gift during stressful times of the year really do go a long way! As much as I love to receive gifts, I also happen to love giving them out as well. I especially like giving gifts to fellow staff that help the year run smoothly for everyone. Such a small sentiment can go a long way. Further, these little gifts are actually very simple and super cost effective! I have shared some of my favorite ideas below so enjoy.
Here are some of my favorite self-care DIY products
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 Exfoliating 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. I even love how soft and smooth the sugar scrubs make my skin. It’s perfect with the hint of essential oils also.
Here is how to make it:
# 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 (hint... hint... perhaps 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 very often, and I have even a full post dedicated to making your own bath salts! 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.
Here is how to make the soap: Fill 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 put too much water in my containers and the mixture overflows when putting the lid on. Be advised when filling to leave some extra room for that lid!
For teachers, Thieves or Lavender Essential Oil would be great choices.
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# 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. I have written about several different great roller recipes in the past. Any teacher would be thankful to receive a Stress Away or Wellness Roller. You could pair a roller with a cute room spray (see below) as well!
# 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 many toxins by avoiding the traditional fragrance-filled commercial 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: 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 "Do It Yourself" is NOT your Thing
If you aren’t a DIY-er or you just don’t have the time, 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:
# 1 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. Adding a little note to echo this is very useful when gifting! If you would like, it is easy to learn more about vitality essential oils!
# 2 The Thieves Hand Purifier or Fruit & Veggie Spray
These thieves products are both awesome gifts for teachers! Heading into the summer there will be traveling and lots of fresh fruit, teach your child's teacher about the power of using natural products.
# 3 Essential Oil Gift Set
Put together an Essential Oils Basics Gift set. You can put together three essential oils with recipe cards to help them learn how to use them. Send them along with a link to our website to help them learn about using essential oils safely.
# 4 Lavender or Stress Away bath bombs
The Young Living bath bombs are amazing! These are so cute and come with four bath bombs 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:
# 5 Satin Mint Facial Scrub
A gentle exfoliation formulated by Young Living! This scrub is magical and what a great way to tell your kiddo’s teacher to have a “cool” summer!
#6 USB Diffuser or the Orb diffuser
Two great travel size diffusers that will allow your teacher to enjoy essential oils on the go, in small areas like their car ride or working at a computer. They are super compact and great for diffusing discretely!
Remember, if you have not done so already a great place to start is signing up for a premium starter kit to begin you essential oil experience. You will get all of the above gifts for much cheaper, as well as receive lifetime support from one of our leaders, at no added cost to you!
Coming from a teacher, I hope these ideas help you save time and money this year! If you need recommendations for supplies or books, I put together a list of my favorite things on the supply page.
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