Today is the big day-Sofie’s first day of 1st grade! Wow. She’s just growing so fast. My youngest, Heidi and I are surviving our first day in months without her but the clock crawls and the baby bawls. This year, despite feeling sad to see her go for the majority of the day, I was looking forward to coming back into some sort of routine. We’ve had the hardest and busiest summer of our lives. A very close family member has been out of commission with health issues and of course, the never ending saga of living through divorce drags on and on. It’s been hard but the future seems exciting, especially now that school is back.
As every parent knows, the school year can bring illness. It also means that someone else will be in charge of disciplining your child and many other children will be influencing your child. Our gaps in discipline will be on display for more then family to see-EEEK!! This reality can bring on anxiety for many parents.
The first back-to-school, must-have essential oil blend is Shield (Clove, Cinnamon Bark, Lemon, Eucalyptus, and Rosemary). Many of you are familiar with Young Living’s Thieves or DoTerra’s OnGuard. Shield is Spark Natural’s version of those. Shield is an absolute must during the winter months. A day doesn’t go by that I’m not diffusing Shield at some point in the day. When a cold starts knocking, socks are off and all our feet are getting a rub down with this potent oil. We even put a drop in our water to soothe sore throats and ward off bacterial diseases and viruses (research this form of treatment before you deem it OK for your family). I never let my bottle of Shield go empty. I even diffuse it in the car upon picking Sofie up from school and make my own spray to use in public restrooms, on door knobs etc. You can read all about Shield and a more in-depth post on how I use it HERE.
The second must-have blend is Jeddy’s Blend. So many are struggling with children with autism, ADD, ADHD, sleep issues and anxiety disorders. Unfortunately, these conditions are on the rise and simply popping a pill is usually not the answer, in my humble opinion. Jeddy’s Blend is a blend of essential oils created by the sister of my favorite essential oils guru, Rebecca from Camp Wander. Her son suffers with ADHD. Being well versed in essential oils, Dori (Jeddy’s mother) concocted a blend hoping it would relieve her son’s symptoms of restlessness, being disruptive and outbursts. Jeddy’s testimony is incredible. Read it HERE.
I’ve included a few testimonials from Dori’s blog:
“Jeddy’s blend has been awesome. Yesterday I had a horrible day with the verge of many panic attacks (I suffer from ADHD, Anxiety) and this blend prevented many full blown panic attacks and many crying spells. It is a winner for mommy:)”
Here’s What Sparks Has to Say:
Jeddy’s Blend is Spark Naturals natural alternative for ADD, ADHD and Anxiety.
When Spark Naturals searched for a blend to help with ADD, ADHD and Anxiety, we reached out to people who either had issues themselves or had kids who were struggling. As we sifted through hundreds of testimonials and formulations we found Jeddy’s Blend, a mother’s creation for her own son, Jeddy. Created out of love, using the only the purest of essential oils, Jeddy’s Blend has helped thousands of kids and adults cope with their daily challenges. The positive user experiences and testimonials convinced us that Jeddy’s Blend is indeed the gold standard of natural alternatives for ADHD, ADD and Anxiety.
Jeddy’s Blend contains: Lavender, Sweet Marjoram, Roman Chamomile, Ylang, Sandalwood, Vanilla, Spruce, Rosewood, Blue Tansy, Frankincense, Vetiver, Patchouli & Fractionated Coconut Oil.
Application: Topical & Aromatic- Apply liberally to the bottom of feet, including pads of toes. Massage a few drops on the back of the neck and on wrists first thing in the morning and as needed throughout the day.
Diffuse 3 drops of Jeddy’s Blend in your Diffuser throughout the day so your entire household can benefit from it.”
I just started down my journey with Jeddy’s Blend. My oldest daughter is very frustrated with learning to read. Normally she’s calm but when we start to practice on reading, she becomes defiant, restless and has a lack of concentration. Before starting to read each day, I apply Jeddy’s Blend to her feet and encourage her to enhale the aroma. We have gotten through books much more quickly with way less fidgeting since Jeddy’s Blend! VICTORY! I’m also diffusing it in their room at night in hopes of a better transition from going to be late and waking up late, to going to be early and waking up early!
I encourage any parent to order this oil ADD/ADHD or not. This oil has been used to help with sleep issues and anxiety issues and is not limited to children. Who doesn’t need some support for stress once in a while? I’m diffusing in my room at night as well, wine can only do so much…. Oh, and did I mention, it smells amazing??
I would highly recommend buying these 2 oils. It’s a lifesaver for the majority of parents. I can’t imagine doing the school year without essential oils and this is the perfect kit! Don’t forget a diffuser-It’s a must!!