I recently have been getting into Essential Oils, and have enjoyed their positive effect on my mood and my health so far - so much so, I decided to do some further research into bringing the benefits of them into my classroom, namely for preventing the spreading of germs to start with.
Click to see these on Amazon.com
- Reduces bacteria, fungus, mould and bad odours
- Increases oxygen
- Relaxes, relieves tension, and clears the mind
- Improves concentration, alertness and mental clarity
- Stimulates secretion of endorphins
- Relieves tension and headaches
Click the names below to find them on Amazon.com and learn more about each one:
- Tea Tree - antifungal, antiviral, antimicrobial and antibacterial. It’s great for cold and flu viruses, respiratory conditions and boosting the immune system.
- Lemon Oil - stimulating, calming, anti-infectious, astringent, detoxifying, antiseptic, disinfectant, and antifungal.
- Eucalyptus -sterilises the air with a fresh, crisp clean scent that also lifts the spirits.
- Ravensara - antiseptic, antimicrobial, and antiviral qualities that disinfect the air and helps those dealing with the flu recover faster.
- Cinnamon bark - anti-infectious, anti-bacterial, antiparasitic, antiviral and antifungal. It can also maintain a healthy immune system.
- Thyme - anti-bacterial, antiseptic, antiviral, and antifungal. It is great for chest infections and coughs and is a great memory booster and antidepressant.
- Rosemary - antiseptic and antimicrobial. It increases concentration and is a good remedy for depression, mental fatigue and forgetfulness.
- Lavender - anti-bacterial, antiseptic, antiviral, and antifungal. It can eliminate nervous tension, relieve pain and and treat respiratory problems.
Have you ever tried essential oils in your classroom? How did you like it? Let me know in the comments below!