What essential oils would you want your teenager carrying around with them all the time?
Let's think about their TOP CONCERNS, plus YOURS!
Do you know a teen who's a bit forgetful? Try Rosemary. In fact, a great study diffuser blend includes 2 Drops Rosemary, 2 Drops Lemon and 2 Drops of Peppermint. Keep them SHARP.
Whether it's chronic acne or the occasional zit, encourage them to keep their skin healthy by carrying around your favorite skin clearing essential oil.
A topical blend, might include Melaleuca, Eucalyptus or Geranium. We find that using orange essential oil on a zit can provide great results!
How often does your teen get agitated for no reason at all. Well, encourage them to use Lavender to stay calm. In fact, according to our resource guide, Essential Oils and Emotions, Lavender is the oil of communication. Encourage them to open up about their agitation by using Lavender on a daily basis.
Your teens may not open up to you about the fear they experience as a result of social interactions, friend struggles or concerns about their future. A great essential oil to combat fear is Juniper Berry (or just Juniper). Try Cassia (the oil of Self - Assurance) or Cypress (the oil of Motion & Flow) for the teenager who's struggling to move forward with confidence.
Your teens need oils for their study sessions to help alleviate the anxiety, to focus, and to retain their knowledge. My favorite FOCUS BLEND includes equal parts of Frankincense, Vetiver, Orange, and Peppermint. Another great FOCUS BLEND includes Frankincense, Lime, Patchouli, Sandalwood, Ylang Ylang, and Roman Chamomile.
6. MUSCLE PAIN and TENSION
Teens can experience a lot of tension and stress as a result of the rigors of their lives. Whether an athlete, a musician, performer, or just a book worm with their neck craned in the wrong way for too long, encourage them to carry their favorite muscle blend oil like a SOOTHING BLEND or MASSAGE BLEND or TENSION BLEND. These might contain Peppermint, Basil, Marjoram, Wintergreen, Lavender, Cypress, Frankincense, and Roman Chamomile.
Teens don't get enough sleep. Encourage them to have their own small sample roller bottle filled with a RESTFUL blend, which might include Lavender, Marjoram, Cedarwood, Vetiver, and Ylang Ylang. A great diffuser recipe for sleep is below:
8. KEEP 'EM GERM FREE
Face it, imagine all the germs these kids are touching...DAILY. From their desk, to their friend's hands, to door knobs, to hand railings, more friend's hands. One might wonder, "How often are they washing their hands??"
Keeping a sample bottle of a PROTECTIVE BLEND containing cinnamon, rosemary, eucalyptus, clove, orange, and lemon is a great way to keep them germ free. But pretty much every oil has some anti-bacterial properties to keep them clean.
9. ALLERGIES & OTHER RESPIRATORY ISSUES
Lots of teens suffer from allergies, but all of them have the occasional congestion and stuffy nose. Encourage them to carry around a sample bottle of a RESPIRATORY BLEND or simply Eucalyptus or Peppermint. Keeps those airways clear!
10. STINKY SHOES
Ok, this one's kind of funny, but teens stink. They do. All of them. Without exception. That's why they wear so much body spray, perfume, and other fragrances.
Encourage them to at least keep the stinky shoes fresh by giving them a sample bottle of lemon to drop in their shoes every day.
Think they won't do that? They might not, but encourage them to down some lemon in their water to keep them detoxing all day.
WE'VE MADE IT EASY FOR YOU TO PREPARE A KIT OF ESSENTIAL OILS FOR YOUR TEEN.
All you need is the following:
The lid stickers for $1.95 give you enough stickers to make FOUR key chain sets. So if you have lots of teens in your life, make a few kits. The lid stickers will tell them what to use the oils for, the suggested oils and blends will help them know what's in the bottle. Talk about a great way to get your teens using their oils!
*Picture here are lid stickers for got oils? For Teenage Girls