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Classroom Organization in the Upper Grades {Part 4 of 5}



Hi friends!

I'm back with part 4 of my organizational tips and tricks for upper grades. You can check out the previous posts here:

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Classroom Organization in the Upper Grades {Part 3 of 5}


Hi friends!

I back with part 3 of my organizational tips and tricks for upper grades. You can check out the previous posts here:

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Part Three: Click Here
Part Four: Click Here 
Part Five: Click Here

Classroom Organization in the Upper Grades {Part 2 of 5}



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Part One: Click Here
Part Three: Click Here
Part Four: Click Here 
Part Five: Click Here

I have been compiling all my organization tips and tricks I have learned from switching grades, schools, and set-ups.

You can always click on the "Organizational Resource" images to be taken to the full resource in my TPT store. I have compiled all my organizational tips and tricks into an easy to use PDF/e-book (I'm not sure I'm fancy enough to call it an e-book, but I think that's what you'd call it).

This will be a 5 part series on all things organization.

{Classroom Organization Part 2 of 5}

























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Part Three: Click Here
Part Four: Click Here 
Part Five: Click Here

Or get the full resource in my TPT store by clicking here or clicking the image below.



Classroom Organization in the Upper Grades {Part 1 of 5}


Hi friends!

Part Two: Click Here
Part Three: Click Here
Part Four: Click Here 
Part Five: Click Here

I have been compiling all my organization tips and tricks I have learned from switching grades, schools, and set-ups.

You can always click on the "Organizational Resource" images to be taken to the full resource in my TPT store. I have compiled all my organizational tips and tricks into an easy to use PDF/e-book (I'm not sure I'm fancy enough to call it an e-book, but I think that's what you'd call it).

This will be a 5 part series on all things organization.

{Classroom Organization Part 1 of 5}


















Part Two: Click Here
Part Three: Click Here
Part Four: Click Here 
Part Five: Click Here

Or get the full resource in my TPT store by clicking here or clicking the image below.


Essential Oils for Teachers

Hi friends! 

Lately I've been posting more about essential oils. Recently, Appleslices Teacher and I started an "The Oily Teachers" Facebook page because we realized how many teachers are already using essential oils and how many people want to learn about them. 

We do a lot of classes in there each month to help, but I decided to share our teacher specific essential oils information right here for all of you wanting to know more! 

If you can't diffuse in the classroom, then DON'T worry. There is so much more to essential oils than just their smell! 

If you aren't familiar with essential oils, you might be wondering what in the world ARE THEY!? You've probably heard your friends talk about them, so let's break it down!

So basically the best way to think of it is when you see a rosemary plant (or any plant) you take the leaves and rub them between your fingers. That smell you get? That is the essential oil of the plant.

Essential oils are the aromatic, volatile liquids distilled from plants. The oil can be obtained from the roots, seeds, shrub, flowers, leaves and trees and bring health and healing to the body.

The chemistry is extremely complex and may consist of hundreds of different and unique chemical compounds.

EO's were mankind's first medicine and are in fact mentioned throughout Scripture. The oils are very complex and very powerful which is why they are able to reach every part of our bodies on a cellular level.

The fragrance of the oils work on the limbic system in the brain where emotions are stored and can help relax and clear the mind as well as release emotional trauma.

Essential oils are very powerful and able to reach every part of our bodies on a cellular level.  Within minutes of breathing in or using an essential oil, they can be found in every organ of your body.  From a fragrant standpoint, essential oils work on the limbic system in the brain where emotions are stored and can help us relax and clear our mind. Emotional wellness has a CRAZY amount of control over our health.


And it’s an all-natural way to help your body stay healthy… the way it was intended to be.




Safety is important when it comes to using essential oils.

It's easy to get overwhelmed with all of the information available, but using common sense and starting gradually, will help ease any sort of intimidation you might fee l as you begin using essential oils in your everyday life, on yourself, and your family.

Due to the fact that purity and grade of some oils is so high, they should be used with knowledge and respect. It is important --so important! -- that we protect our kiddos!! Even the oils can be dangerous if not used properly.

If you are diffusing around children or applying oils topically you need to understand and research what oils are safe to be used around kids and what dilution ratios you need to use. There are a lot of great references out there that can help you with this.

Generally, once a child hits 10 years old they are able to process any oil an adult can. Prior to 10 there are oils that need to be used with caution, and dilution will be your best friend!

Here are a few of their suggestions...

1.When storing essential oils (EOs), it's important to keep them in a cool, dark place with lids tightly closed (and always out of reach of children). You'll also want to keep carrier oils (like coconut, olive, vitamin e, sweet almond oil, etc.) on hand for dilution. Always use and store EOs in glass containers, especially when drinking them in water, since most plastic products contain chemicals that can be broken down by the oil.

2. Most EOs are generally safe for use during pregnancy, but need to be used with common sense. As with any health program, you may want to consult with a health care professional beforehand. A great resource is the book Gentle Babies.

3. Citrus oils are photosensitive and when applied to skin, they may cause a rash or dark pigmentation on skin exposed to UV rays or direct sunlight within 1-2 days after application.

4. Keep EOs away from eyes and never put them directly into the ears. Should irritation or accidental contact with eyes occur, never use water to clear the EO (they are not water-soluble). Instead use a V6 vegetable oil complex or other carrier oil (such as coconut oil or sweet almond oil) to cleanse the area and reduce discomfort.

5. Epileptics and people with high blood pressure should use extra caution when using EOs with high ketones like basil, rosemary, sage, or tansy.

6. For people with allergies or sensitive skin, it's best to test a small area (like the inside of the upper arm) then wait 30 minutes before applying to other areas. In general, the bottoms of the feet are safe for topical application.

7. Direct inhalation (not the same as diffusing) can be a deep and intensive application method, particularly for respiratory congestion and illness. This method should not be used more than 10-15 times throughout the day without first consulting a health care professional.

8. When adding EOs to bath water, start with 1-3 drops first mixed with Epsom salt to help disperse the oil. Never use more than 10 drops in one bath. If a dispersing agent is not used, serious discomfort can be caused because the oil tends to float undiluted on top of the water.

9. DO NOT use any Essential Oil internally that is not specifically indicated for that purpose


We just completed an essential oils 101 class. Click the following link {http://bit.ly/2eTdKJ3} to be taken to the classes info on how to use oils aromatically, topically, and internally or email us:

There are 3 primary ways to use essential oils: Aromatically, Topically, and Internally.

Aromatically: Inhaling essential oils heighten the senses and can trigger numerous healing responses in the body

Topically: Since your skin is the largest organ of your body, applying directly to the skin is a great way to use the oils. Topical application can offer an enjoyable relaxing and healing experience

Internally: Research indicates that some oils are more effective when taken orally, but only pure essential oils, proven safe and labeled as dietary supplements should be used internally.

Awwww back to school. Whether it’s August or November, going from the days of sleeping in, no homework, relaxing weekends to the reality of alarms, sports, homework, and not being able to go to the bathroom whenever you want (the latter may only be applicable to classroom teachers J)… it’s always seems to take forever to get back into a routine. Here are some ideas to help ease your pain.
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Peppermint and Lemon are great for days when energy is lacking. Whether you diffuse it in the morning to wake you and your kids up, or rub it on the bottom of feet or behind ears to get you all going!
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Thieves and Lemon are also great oils to use on the regular when you are going back to school. Students and teachers alike will be in classrooms together all day, so any type of immune system support can help. Again diffusing Thieve and/or rubbing on the bottoms of feet can work wonders for preventing (or at least minimizing) the inevitable illnesses that come with back to school.
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Thieves
When I ask my oily friends what sold them on essential oils, most of the time they mention Thieves. It’s what sold me initially! It smells like fall and Christmas all at the same time, but is like the super power of all things cleaning and immune health! Also, my middle school girls AND boys ask for it ALL.THE.TIME. They love Thieves as much as I do! Very easily one of THE most popular oils that Young Living carries, Thieves should be on your bodies and in your house every single day during cold & flu season!
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Lemon
Oh my, does Lemon help keep house and classroom running. From its energizing benefits to helpful cleaning power, Lemon is my buddy. My pal.
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Peppermint
Peppermint is never NOT on our monthly order. The skin-cooling, head tension-relieving, energy-boosting magic that Young Living’s Peppermint oil provides makes it our absolute favorite in this house.  And look at that! Another multi-use oil!



I don’t know about you all, but I teach big kids… and at my previous school, we didn’t have air conditioning #iliterallycanteven. In the summer months, not only were we miserably hot, but by the end of the day, with a room full of sixth graders, it did NOT smell even kind of sort of good.  

Now, at my new school, we have air conditioning, but I still have a middle school class that comes to me after P.E. These are some blends to help make those class periods bearable…
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{1} 3 drops of Purification® and 3 drops of Lemon
{2} 3 drops Nutmeg, 2 drops Cinnamon, 3 drops Orange
*Some students are allergic to cinnamon-- be knowledgeable of this!
{3} 3 drops Stress Away™ and 3 drops of Lime
{4} 3 drops Peppermint and 2 drops Lemon
{5} 3 drops Lemon and 3 drops Rosemary
{6} 5 drops of Thieves®
{7} 5 drops of Christmas Spirit
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If you can’t diffuse, make a roller blend that you can rub on yourself when you #literallycanteven handle the smell anymore.

Just put 10 drops of 2-3 of your favorite oils in a roll-on bottle, top with your favorite carrier oil. Pull it out, and rub on your wrists when you’d rather smell yourself than those stinky kids ;)
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Our favorite: 10 drops of lavender with 10 drops of lemon and the rest with fractionated coconut oil. My other favorite is Deep Relief™ from Young Living. It’s honestly meant for things like sore muscles and such, but I could literally inhale the smell all day.


When I started my wellness journey, we stopped burning candles. But there are just some things that can’t be distilled for essential oils, that I NEED: Pumpkin being one of them. To be fair, most pumpkin smells, and even tastes are pretty artificial, and not so good for us… but there are some essential oils blends you can make that give you the smell of fall in your home and classroom!
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During the fall time, I fell like teachers are all about anything that has to do with fall, so these are some great fall blends and ideas to keep your teacher fall heart happy!
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On top of smelling like fall, there are some amazing health benefits for each (just Google these oils and you will see!)
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{PUMPKIN SPICE}
3 drops of Clove
3 drops of Cinnamon bark
2 drops of Nutmeg
2 drops of Orange
1 drop of Ginger
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{AUTUMN SUNRISE}
2 drops Orange
2 drops Rosemary2 drops Ginger2 drops Eucalyptus1 drop Cinnamon1 drop Clove
2 drops Cinnamon
1 drop Clove
1 drop Nutmeg
2 drops Ginger

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{WARM CHAI}
3 drops Cardamom
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{WITCH’S BREW} A real life Apple Cider Recipe
2 quarts fresh apple cider
1 orange, unpeeled and cut into slices
3 drops of Lemon Vitality™ essential oil
1 drop of Cinnamon Bark Vitality™ essential oil
1 drop Clove Vitality™ essential oil
1 drop Nutmeg Vitality™ essential oil
cinnamon sticks for serving


One of the hardest parts about teaching is how no matter how on top of it you are, there are always events and nights that require you to spend entire days at school. Some of you even have to teach a full day, and then get ready to put on your happy face for things like “Back to School Night,” or parent-teacher conferences. Here are some recipes to get you through the day that never seems to end.
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{IN THE MORNING} If you know you have a long day ahead of you:

{Diffuser Recipe 1-This can be at home, at school, or both!}
6-7 drops of peppermint to wake you up.

{Diffuser Recipe 2-in the morning to wake you up!}
3 drops of lemon
3 drops of peppermint

{Other Essential Oils that are know to give you energy}
Ginger
Eucalyptus
Rosemary {My FAV—in fact, rosemary #givemelife}
Basil
Pine
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{DURING THE DAY}
To power through the whole school day and then be prepared to talk your head off, you might need some motivation. Here are some blends to keep you going through the day as well!
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{Diffuser Recipe 1}
Diffuse 5-7 drops of lavender in your classroom or rub a drop neat onto your wrists throughout the day.
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{Diffuser Recipe 2}
3 drops of chamomile
3 drops of lavender in your classroom or make a roll-on bottle with 5-10 of each and then top the rest with carrier oil.
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{Roller Bottle Blend}
5-10 drops of lavender
5-10 drops of chamomile
Add to a 10 mL roller bottle and top with carrier oil
Roll on behind your ears, neck, and temples as needed.
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{Inhale}
Inhale any of the following oils for the grounding abilities and to increase motivation: lavender, chamomile, frankincense, or spruce.
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AFTER SCHOOL.
So now you’ve made it through the normal school day, but now have to make it through another two-infinity hours until you can go home!
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{Diffuser Recipe 1-for energy AND motivation!}
4 drops of peppermint
4 drops of lavender
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{Diffuser Recipe 2}
Make your class smell minty fresh for yourself and for families
5 drops of spearmint or wintergreen
2 drops of lemon
1 drop eucalyptus
1 drop of cedar wood.


You would think that after being exposed to infinity germs, that our bodies would begin to build up some kind of freakazoid type of immunity, but alas, every year {about September and February for me} I feel like God likes to test how sick I can get without actually dying.
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However… I was using essential oils this September and I never actually got sick! {Some kind of freakazoid allergy did force me to lose my voice for no apparent reason -- during conference no less—but my oily BFF helped me make an essential oil tea to power through!}
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{Essential Oils known for their immunity supporting powers}
Lemon
Peppermint
Lavender {I’ve started to believe that Lavender can do EVERYTHING}
Thieves {Young Living Blend}
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{Immunity Support Diffuser Recipe}
2 drops of eucalyptus
2 drops of lavender
2 drops thyme
2 drops of pine
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{Make an Immunity Support roller blend}
5 drop of Thieves5
5 drops of Purification
5 drops of lavender.
5 drops of R.C. (respiratory comfort)
Add to a 10 mL roller bottle and top with carrier oil.
Apply to spine, wrists, and feet two times a day.
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{If you do get sick, create another Immunity Support roller blend}
5 drops Thieves
5 drops lemon
5 drops of frankincense
5 drops oregano
Add to a 10 mL roller bottle and top with carrier oil
Rub on the bottom of your feet before bed. 
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{Thieves Tea- I make this when anything is going on with my sinuses and I need some extra support}
4-6 ounces of hot water
1 drop of Thieves essential oil
1-2 drops of lemon essential oil
Honey to taste
You could also add your favorite organic tea bag!

YES! Essential oils can even be used for cleaning! Why make the switch? Can you say non-toxic? We can!
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We are currently using the Thieves Household cleaner for literally everything in our house: kitchen counters, sink, oven, bathrooms, shower, tub… seriously. Everything. Kelly even just got the Thieves cleaning kit on her Essential Rewards order #sofreakinjealous.
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This same idea of cleaning with essential oils, can be applied to your classroom, but any of these ideas below work just as great in your home.
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{Some of the oils best known for their cleaning properties}
Cinnamon
Clove
Eucalyptus
Thyme
Spruce
Lemon
Lemongrass
Grapefruit
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{Young Living blends best knows for their cleaning properties}
Thieves
Purification
Citrus Fresh
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{Make your own household or classroom cleaner}
*Fill a glass spray bottle with water and a squirt of dishwashing soap (we use the Thieves dishwashing soap because it’s non-toxic)
*Add 3-5 drops each of lavender, lemon, and pine essential oils
*Shake Well
* Use on… well… anything
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{Make your own purifying spray}
1 glass quart spray bottle
2 drops of Rosemary
4 drops of Lemon
3 drops of Eucalyptus
4 drops of Lavender
Fill the rest of the bottle with water, and use when you need a little purification in your home or school life.
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 {Make your own window or glass door cleaner-for all those little hand-prints that are almost literally everywhere}
1 glass quart spray bottle
1 cup white vinegar
10-15 drops of Leon
Fill the rest with water
Now when your kids or students literally lick the glass (so glad I don’t teach kindergarten) then at least you know they aren’t licking nasty chemicals.
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{Other products you can add to your classroom or home to make them toxin free}
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1. Thieves household cleaner (I know we mentioned it before, but it seriously makes my house and classroom smell like Christmas and fall literally all the time.
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2. Thieves hand sanitizer (some of those kids use that stuff like crazy, while some should use it like crazy). Again, non-toxic hand sanitizer. Nuf said.
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3. Thieves Wipes. Again, toxin free wipes. We all know how much we use those dang wipes in the classroom.
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4. Thieves Foaming Hand Soap. (Sensing a trend here?) Thieves really is the other man in my life. If there is one oil blend that will convince you of the power of essential oils, it’s Thieves. He really can do no wrong…only right.


< < YOU ALL GONNA’ MAKE ME LOSE MY MIND #UPINHERE > >
There are certain days or times of the year that this song become my life motto: Early release, a full moon, Halloween, it rains, someone’s parents brings 4,392 cupcakes for your class of 24. Heck come April, I’m pretty much just singing this song in my head #alldayerrrrday.)
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Here are some oils and blends that can help you calm the crazy that seems to exist somewhere in each and every child we know.
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{Essential Oils known for their calming abilities}
Lavender
Rose (A girl can dream right?)
Vetiver
Ylang Ylang
Bergamot
Chamomile
Frankincense (the other-other man in my life. Frank is my life).
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{Diffuser Recipe 1}
3 drops of Lavender
3 drops of Frankincense
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{Diffuser Recipe 2}
3 drops of Lavender
3 drops of Ylang Ylang
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{Diffuser Recipe 3}
3 drops of Lavender
3 drops of Chamomile
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{Diffuser Recipe 4}
3 drops of Lavender
3 drops of Grapefruit
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{Make your own roll-on blend to calm the crazy in you J}
5 drops of Lavender
5 drops of Frankincense
5 drops of Copaiba
Add to a 10 mL Roller bottle and top with carrier oil.
Roll on temples, back of neck, and/or head as needed.
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{Roll-on Blend 2}
5 drops of Lavender
5 drops of Chamomile
5 drops of Bergamot
Add to a 10 mL Roller bottle and top with carrier oil.
Roll on temples, back of neck, and/or head as needed.

We’re not talking about the BIG state tests, because there are all sorts of things we aren’t allowed to do, and that could be a whole separate group, where we talk about that information ha! However, whether you want to help get your students (or own children) be motivated and focused for a test or big project, these recipes and blends are designed with that in mind!
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{Diffuser Focus Blend 1}
2 drops lavender
2 drops peppermint
2 drops cedarwood
2 drops vetiver
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{Diffuser Focus Blend 2}
2 drops of Lavender
2 drops of Chamomile
2 drops of Bergamot
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{Diffuser Focus Blend 3}
3 drops of grapefruit
2 drops of basil
2 drops of bergamot
2 drops of lavender
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{Diffuser Alert and Aware Blend 1}
3 drops juniper
2 drops pine
2 drops rosemary
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{Diffuser Alert and Aware Blend 1}
2 drops grapefruit
2 drops lime
1 drop black pepper
1 drop peppermint




< < TEACHER PROBLEMS #icanteven > >
Some days, I feel like my head is going to explode. Out of nowhere, my head gets to pounding and #icanteven. It’s like a pounding head that I feel only teachers can sometimes understand. We don’t have the ability to just chill out the rest of the day. We still have to teach! Here are some helpful blends and ideas!
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{Pounding Head Blend}
5 drops of Lavender
5 drops of Frankincense
5 drops of Copaiba
5 drops of Peppermint
Add to a 10 mL Roller bottle and top with carrier oil.
Roll on temples, back of neck, and/or head as needed.
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{Pounding Head Blend 2}
5 drops Copaiba essential oil
5 drops Frankincense essential oil
5 drops of Idaho Balsam Fir essential oil
Add to a 10 mL Roller bottle and top with carrier oil.
Roll on temples, back of neck, and/or head as needed.
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{Peppermint to the Rescue}
Rub 1-2 drops between your eyebrows
Rub 1-2 drops on your temples
Rub 1-2 drops on the back of your neck

Put a drop on your tongue or your thumb and hold it to the roof of your mouth for 10 seconds to relieve head tension


There is nothing that gets my nerves going like a formal observation. I have gotten SO MUCH better about my stress levels with it… but this year was the first year that I didn’t feel like I was going to throw up when my principal came in. I swear I have had like a weird kind of mental calmness this year that I’ve never had before. Essential oils can do some crazy good things for emotional health support. I know I sound like a hippy, but I just speak the truth friends!
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The day of my observation, I truly was intentional about the oils in my diffuser (at home and in my classroom) that day and I think it totally worked! Here are some ideas to calm your nerves!
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{These oils are know for their calming abilities}
Bergamot
Basil
Sage
Frankincense
Lavender
Marjoram
Ylang Ylang
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{Calming Diffuser Blend 1}
2 Drops of Lavender Essential Oil
2 Drops of Chamomile Essential Oil
2 Drops of Lemon Essential Oil
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{Calming Diffuser Blend 2}
2 Drops of Grapefruit Essential Oil
2 Drops of Bergamot Essential Oil
2 Drops of Lime Essential Oil
2 Drops of Ginger Essential Oil
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{Calming Diffuser Blend 3}
2 Drops of Lavender Essential Oil
2 Drops of Chamomile Essential Oil
2 Drops of Orange Essential Oil
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{Calming Diffuser Blend 4}
2 Drops of Lavender Essential Oil
2 Drops of Chamomile Essential Oil
2 Drops of Grapefruit Essential Oil
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{Calming Roller Blend Recipe}
5 drops of Lavender Essential Oil
5 drops of Orange Essential Oil
5 drops of Frankincense Essential Oil
5 drops of Cedarwood Essential Oil
Add to a 10 mL Roller bottle and top with carrier oil.
Roll on temples, back of neck, and/or head as needed

Okay, so if there is one thing teachers could always use more of (besides coffee #starbucksislife #theyknowmebyname) is sleep. If there is one thing that has been drastically impacted by essential oils, it is my quality of sleep. We diffuse, and make oily roll-on blends all the time, and we sleep hard and we sleep good. If nothing else, oils can improve your sleeping abilities, like you wouldn’t believe.
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{Essential Oils that Promote Sleep}
Lavender Essential Oil
Cedarwood Essential Oil
Marjoram Essential Oil
Vetiver Essential Oil
Orange Essential Oil
Frankincense Essential Oil
Chamomile Essential Oil
Bergamot Essential Oil
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{Sleeping Diffuser Recipe 1}
4 drops of Lavender Essential Oil
4 drops of Frankincense Essential Oil
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{Sleeping Diffuser Recipe 2}
2 drops of Lavender Essential Oil
2 drops of Frankincense Essential Oil
2 drops of Orange Essential Oil
2 drops of Chamomile Essential Oil
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{Sleeping Diffuser Recipe 3}
4 drops of Lavender Essential Oil
3 drops of Bergamot Essential Oil
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{Sleeping Diffuser Recipe 4}
4 drops of Frankincense Essential Oil
3 drops of Vetiver Essential Oil
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{Sleeping Diffuser Recipe 5}
3 drops of Lavender Essential Oil
3 drops of Chamomile Essential Oil
1 drop of Vetiver Essential Oil
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{Roller-Blend Recipe 1}
10 drops of Lavender Essential Oil
10 drops of Frankincense Essential Oil
Add to a 10 mL Roller bottle and top with carrier oil.
Roll on the bottom of feet (specifically the big toe) before bed. I even rub it on my arms because these two are my favorite smells right now!
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{Roller-Blend Recipe 2}
10 drops of Lavender Essential Oil
10 drops of Vetiver Essential Oil
Add to a 10 mL Roller bottle and top with carrier oil.
Roll on the bottom of feet (specifically the big toe) before bed.

We care about what we’re putting IN our bodies so shouldn’t we care just as much about what we’re putting ON our bodies?

Young Living owns their own farms to grow their own plants all over the world. Young Living distills 100% of their own oils. That means YL can stand by their quality from beginning to end. They call it the “seed to seal” guarantee, which means a lot if I am going to be putting them on my body and our kids ’bodies.

They can say with a 100% guarantee that they know what is in those precious little bottles and that they are 100% pure. From the time the seed is sourced until the oil is sealed in the bottle, they apply the most rigorous quality controls possible to ensure that you are receiving essential oils exactly the way nature intended. YL has been around for over 20 years and they are clearly a leader in the industry. So they have had the opportunity to learn from mistakes or change what isn’t working.

YL is more expensive compared to other brands and oils you can purchase at Whole Foods or on Amazon. Aromatherapy has become quite a fad, and an ever-growing number of marketers, seeing its money-making potential, have jumped on the essential oil bandwagon, looking for an easy way to make a lot of money. They’re finding innovative ways to sell anything they can call aromatherapy.

Mostly, what you find are cheap imitations: some sort of oil base to which they’ve added synthetic chemicals to create a fragrance.

If you buy a cheaper oil, chances are you’re not even getting what you pay for. You must remember that aromatherapy is about more than just the smell.

The $5.00 to $10.00 bottle of Frankincense you get at the health food stores might smell fine to you, but there’s no way it will provide you with the therapeutic benefits of YL’s Frankincense oil. And I guarantee you there will be an expiration date on that bottle but not on any of Young Living’s bottles.

While some of these so-called aromatherapy products present a pleasing fragrance (at least to a chemically-oriented nose), can cover unpleasant odors, and may have some limited value in relaxation, they have no real value for true aromatherapy.

In some cases, these so-called aromatherapy products can create serious health problems, from allergic reactions to irritations to chemical burns and they should definitely not be ingested.

There are at least 200 different companies marketing essential oils in North America. However, there are many grades of essential oils, and most essential oils available in the United States are of the lowest grade and quality.


Only when using a Young Living 100% pure-therapeutic-grade oil will you see significant benefits.


Many of the oils that we will be discussing in the recipes during this are found in the Premium Starter Kit (PSK), which is absolutely the best way to get started with essential oils and it is available at an insane discount from retail prices. The items in the kit exceed $300 in value, and the kit is only $160.

The kit includes:
*11 –5 ml bottles of the most loved and used essential oils
*A diffuser (your choice of 4 options)
*Two pouches of NingXia Red (A powerful antioxidant drink)
*10 – 0.25 gram bottles (Perfect for sharing samples)
*10 Love It! Share It! Cards (Informative share cards)
*10 – 0.25 ml Sample Packets (Two sample packets each of Lavender, Lemon, Peppermint, Thieves, and Peace & Calming.
*1 AromaGlide Roller Fitment (Transform an oil bottle into a roller in one easy step)
*An issue of EO Magazine
*Product Guide
*The 11 oils you’ll receive in the kit are Copaiba, Digize, Frankincense, Lavender, Lemon, Panaway, Peppermint, Purification, R.C., Stress Away and Thieves.

On top of all that, when you grab your kit as a wholesale member, you also get 24% off your future orders --always!

And there is no obligation to buy anything or sell anything, ever. Think of it like a Costco membership. It’s the HOOKUP!

ANNNNDDDDD.... DRUM ROLL PLEASE.... Young Living is HOOKING YOU UP in December (if you come across this at a later date, they might have a different incentive. Just ask!) with a FREE bottle of Christmas Spirit. It’s a BIG deal. It’s like Christmas and Fall in a bottle—all at once.  

It’s hard to put into words how much that very first Premium Starter Kit changed my family’s lives and how many times it paid for itself a trillion times over.

Just email me (martinagcahill@gmail.com) or head to our Oily Teachers Facebook Group and I can answer all your oily questions and/or give you the hook-up! 

I see everyone posting about oils, does it matter who I grab my kit from? 100% just yes.  It is true that some people just get into Young Living and into being a distributor for the money and business side of it, but not everyone has a support system to actually learn how to use these and get educated ONCE you buy the kit.

The last thing you want it to get your kit and then be on your own. We have a large oily group called The Happy Oilers with amazing leaders!

The girls have a heart and passion for oils like no other. They give us resources and information, classes, book etc. constantly. Our support systems, and these groups, are where we have learned so much of our information about oils, about hosting Facebook classes, and about answering all your oily questions.

We are also part of a few other smaller teams (of about 200) and this is just a more intimate space for us to all communicate. We also have an amazing book full of resources that is called “The Happy Oiler Handbook that is only available to Happy Oilers. It is 152 pages, full color and amazing. 

Essential oils are amazing, but it is important to have someone to help educate you on how to use them properly {hopefully just like this class did}. And I’m pretty awesome HA! But seriously, there is nothing we would love more than to help you all on your oily journey.

Thanks friends! 

martinagcahill@gmail.com
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