Going back to school means a lot of different things for a lot of different people. Some enjoy the thought of returning to classmates and an institution for learning, while others may dread the throes of homework and other academic expectations. Going back to school also means signing up for college classes or sending the kids off on their first day, but while feelings of dread or excitement may accompany the back-to-school process, it seems that stress is always present too.
Here are some of our best essential oil recommendations for relieving back-to-school stress.
Use Lavender’s pleasant and familiar aroma to de-escalate from any situation. One waft of this oil can direct your focus to current events, mitigating depressive episodes or anxiety attacks in seconds.
To use, diffuse or waft directly from the bottle. For long-lasting effects, dilute and apply directly to wrists, or take the bottle on the go and waft directly from the bottle whenever stress occurs.
Though this oil has an unconventional scent, Ylang Ylang provides surprisingly effective results. Those who struggle with depression, chronic stress or anxiety may find this oil appealing, as for some, it can provide the focus and relief needed during depressive episodes or anxiety attacks in seconds.
To use, diffuse, waft or apply in dilution directly to wrists or neck. For long-lasting effects, take the bottle on the go and waft directly from the bottle whenever stress or anxiety occurs.
Eye of the Storm
With any storm, there’s always a calming period. Eye of the Storm essential oil brings that calming effect to chaotic school hallways and the final moments before finishing an essay. Use this blend to mitigate stress and improve concentration when the situation calls for it.
Deep breaths and wafts of this oil can slow heart rates and decrease stress and anger.
To use, diffuse or apply directly to hands, wrists and neck for instant stress and anger relief. For long-lasting effects, take the bottle on the go and waft directly from the bottle whenever stress occurs.
While these oils offer stress-relieving properties for certain individuals, it’s important to note that more severe conditions, such as chronic stress, depression and anxiety, may require additional aid from prescription medication. It’s also important to note that some oils may work better for certain individuals than others. Try Nature’s Fusions blend variety to find the oils that work best for your back-to-school experience.