I've recently come to love my essential oils for pulling double-duty in my home AND in the classroom. Read this post to see how I use them for calming, health, and clarity.
Here are the ways I use oils in the classroom:
I love this little portable diffuser. It has a USB cord and is small enough to fit in a cup holder in your car. That means you can easily take it from your car to classroom. Just a drop or two of oil, and this bad boy will diffuse for a few hours. I love that it will not make the whole classroom smell of essential oil, just my desk area.
2. In my water
A drop or two of lemon oil encourages me to drink more water and detoxes my system.
3. In my tea
A drop of On Guard in my tea gives it a nice clove, cinnamon, spicy taste and protects me against sickness. Bonus: If it's Magnesium Tea, it promotes calm, clarity, and energy.
My desk, the tables, the counters. Middle-schoolers still get sick... a lot. and their germs are all over the place. At the very least, I need to wipe my desk down before eating/snacking. If I see/hear evidence of a kid being sick, I start wiping chairs and tables.
Do you use oils in your classroom? I'm looking for more ways to use them, so I'd love to hear how you use them!