Learning Curve: Aromatherapy For Students

Time for school! Along with books, paper and pencils, tuck a little aromatherapy into your scholar's backpack to ease the day and promote better learning. Place a drop or two of essential oil onto a cotton handkerchief or tissue for your child to sniff throughout the day.

FOR ALERTNESS
peppermint
pine
bergamot
eucalyptus radiata
lemon
rosemary
grapefruit
lime

FOR ANXIETY
bergamot
mandarin
neroli
rose otto
chamomile roman
geranium
frankincense

FOR STRESS
lavender
chamomile roman
geranium
chamomile maroc
mandarin
rose otto
petitgrain
neroli
ylang ylang

Source: Aromatherapy for the Healthy Child by Valerie Ann Worwood (New World Library, 2000)
 

—Elisa Bosley