Back to school also means back to germs! Most parents focus on clothes and supplies when preparing for back to school, but what about natural back to school essentials? For my kids I make it a priority to support their body systems weeks before they had back to school. This post will share with you my natural tips and tricks for natural back to school essentials to keep your kids healthy and happy and above the wellness line!
Natural Back to School Essentials
When it comes to getting my kids school ready It’s more than just new clothes and school supplies. For my family we focus on emotional and physical support as well. Of course I am all about natural methods and modalities to help out bodies to function properly. Here are some of the ways that we promote health and wellness with some of our natural back to school essentials.
We are what we eat, and what our kids eat is going to either help them or hurt them both mentally and physically. During Summer I am a little more relaxed on our eating and sleeping habits, but tend to reign it in and really focus on nutritional support because I know it’s so important for our body to function properly on all levels. Nutrition is so important for our bodies to function properly. Unfortunately due to minerals being depleted in the soil due to a high crop turnover means that we need to eat even more fruits and vegetables in order to get the essential vitamins and nutrients that our bodies need to achieve optimal wellness. Many parents would agree that getting kids to eat a full required amount of fruits and vegetables each day (2 servings of fruit, 3 servings of veggies) can be difficult. Supplementing with whole food nutritional capsules and/or gelatin chewables are a great way to make sure your little ones are getting the nutrition they need. They are great for adults too. You can learn more about the whole food supplements my family uses you can find out more here.
Back to School Jitters
Regardless of what grade your child is starting, first day jitters can be a problem. For many kids it could be separating from their parents for the first time, for others it’s the fear of being the new kid on campus or moving into a higher grade brings the fear of the unknown. Luckily there are some natural ways that you can help to emotionally support your kid no matter how old they are! Therapeutic grade essential oils are a great way to manage first day jitters and manage other stresses and emotions associated with going back to school. Click here to learn more about the essential oils I use for my family and why.
Immune System Support
I know for my kids we tend to get off schedule. We have long nights and tend to be a little more lax when it comes to our eating. We try to do our best, but we tend to focus on fun and enjoying the moment as much as we can and that can leave our immune system a little run down. Pair that with being exposed to a bunch of other small humans and it can result in sick days. Here are some ways that I support my kids immune system and some ways that I can help support them when they do fall below the wellness line.
Healthy Hair Spray
No parent ever wants to get the dreaded letter! You know the one letting you know your child has been exposed to head lice. Here is a recipe for some healthy hair spray to help deter those pesky bugs. The quality of the essential oils will make a difference in the potency of this treatment. Commercial grade from health food stores will not have as effective results as a higher grade essential oils Here is the brand I recommend and use for my family.
Improve Concentration & Focus
Whether it’s during class or homework time it can sometimes be hard for kids to focus and concentrate at the task on hand. As a homeschooling mom I know first hand how hard it can be to get my kids to sit down without being distracted. I feel for your teachers who have 20+ kids in a class! My husband is an elementary school teacher and tells me all about his challenges throughout the day. I feel blessed to have a natural solution that has helped both me and my husband get through out day. I sent him to school with a diffuser and I have one next to our homeschool area where I can make my house smell good without resorting to harmful chemicals, while also helping to boost my kids focus and concentration. As I mentioned before, not all essential oils are created equal. I have used many brands over the years with different results. The brand that has been the most consistent in achieving the most success in helping us live happy and healthy can be found here.