It’s time to launch a fun week here on my blog, School Year Prep week. The Todd children officially start school next Tuesday so this week is all “get all the things done and together and organized before the craziness of the school year starts”. I thought I’d document some of that here for you because whether you’re a homeschooler or if your kids go to a school building all day, all of this information is for you. All of you! It’s for the unschooler, the public schooler, the PTA president, the forest schooler, all of you.
There will be 5 posts in this series and the aim is to share with you some things I’m doing around our home to prepare for Fall and the start of the school year. First up, I’m sharing our oily routine. Routine is everything. This world literally lives and dies off of order and routine and law. We are such creatures of habit and our bodies thrive or suffer from our discipline or lack thereof. So we strive to set some good routines to strengthen our bodies as we head into the school year.
Here is the fall/immune supporting/mind supporting routine that my kids are currently on. (This is just the list for my kids. I’ll list my routine as a part of a post coming up later this week.)
Super C Chewables (these taste like orange and my kids take one a day) It’s a great way to pump up their Vitamin C levels and help them to fight off any infection or illness. I remember, as a kid, my grandmother always giving me a Vitamin C tablet whenever I would complain about a sore throat or something like that. I remember loving them. We’re proactive about our health around here and bumping up the Vitamin C is one delicious part of our oily routine.
Kidscents Mightypro (its a prebiotic and probiotic in one little packet) My kids love these and ask for them everyday. Did you know that it’s estimated that 90% of our serotonin is made in our digestive tract? This is our way of keeping our kids digestive tracts healthy so that they have peak serotonin levels which means they have good moods for school. Praise Jesus! Our gut and digestive system also plays a key role in our health because our immunity starts here.
Ear Blend- I learned about this blend from my friend Shannon Mulder (@teammulder on IG). I took her blend and made it my own and we use this on our kids ears twice a day around this time of year. We use a q-tip to apply it across the brow bone and down the side of the face by the ear and then around the ear to support healthy drainage.
10 drops Lavender
10 drops Lemon
10 drops Frankincence
5 drops Purification
and some fractionated coconut oil
Thieves Roll-on- Thieves is our go-to roller. It smells amazing and has all kinds of amazing properties. Google cinnamon bark oil, and rosemary oil to find out why it’s so special. Here is the story behind the blend too.
Legend says that in France during the 15th century, thieves would sneak into graveyards to rob from the dead and dying. According to the tales, they protected themselves by creating a special aromatic combination composed of clove, rosemary, and other botanicals. Today, Thieves Roll-On is inspired by those legendary tales. Combining Clove, Cinnamon Bark, Lemon, Eucalyptus Radiata, and Rosemary essential oils, this roll-on gives you the assistance you need for any kind of day!
Chest/Feet Roller- This roller is my kids “all year long, if we miss a few days we know it” roller. We rub this across their chest twice a day and also under their toes.
10 drops Lavender
10 drops Lemon
10 drops Peppermint
10 drops Fennel
and fill with fractionated coconut oil
There you have it. The Todd’s oily routine. We do these same things day in and day out. We really work on habit and structure with our oils and supplements. Our hope is that our kids will learn how to keep themselves well instead of having to treat symptoms. We want them to learn to honor their bodies even while we are preparing to exercise their minds this school year.
Do you have an oily routine? I’d love to hear about it in the comments.
And don’t forget to come back for the other parts to this School Year Prep series.