It’s exam time and we have started getting calls from parents and children about anxiety and panic attacks..
the first tip usually is to ask the caller to relax and take a deep breath 🙂
There are plenty of examples around us where parents push the kids beyond their capacity to vicariously fulfil some unfinished dream. It never works out this way so don’t do it.
The other thing is to remember that nobody will remember these grades 10 years from now so why sweat? How many of us remember grade 6 marks from 20 years ago? None , Im sure.
Focus instead on the child absorbing and retaining what is taught in class..and then creatively presenting it again
Here’s a little tip to improve focus and relax during exam days..you could prepare it in advance and burn around the study room(for the kids) and the living space (for the tiger moms and dragon dads)😤
Smooth Sailing Focus Blend
8 drops grapefruit EO5 drops basil EO
5 drops bergamot EO
2 drops lavender EO
Mix together in a small dropper bottle (5 ml)
6 drops to a bath 3 drops on a wet washcloth, rub all over your body while showeringDeep inhalations from a tissue/cloth or pocket squareAdded to an essential oil diffuser to fill your room
Calm and Concentrated Blend
1 tsp lavender EO1/2 tsp bergamot EO1/2 tsp geranium EO40 drops sandalwood orcedarwood EO10 drops chamomile EO
Combine oils in a small dropper bottle (15 ml, 30 ml)
In a small non-reactive bowl add 2 oz of your favorite massage oil (argan, coconut,sesame, sweet almond, jojoba,grapeseed,macadamia)Next add 4-6 drops of your calm and concentrated blendMix well.Massage all over your body
In the bath: Add 4-6 drops to your bath
Inhalation: Add 4-6 drops to a cloth, tissue or fill a pocket EO inhaler with mixture, inhale deeply
Diffusion: Fill your aromatherapy diffuser with as much of the mixture as you’d like
Alert and Aware Blends
These blends are recommended for diffusion.
Alert and Aware blend #1
14 drops Juniper EO8 Drops Pine EO8 Drops Rosemary EO
Alert and Aware blend #2
10 drops grapefruit10 drops lime5 drops black pepper5 drops peppermint
For blend #1 and #2 either apply to a diffuser or dilute with a base oil and add to a 1 oz glass dropper bottle. It can then be used as a stimulating massage oil.
Alert and Aware blend #3
This blend is meant to only be used in a diffuser
15 drops eucalyptus5 drops peppermint5 drops basil