Lunchtime | Ningxia Juice Boxes

 
 Want a healthier version of a juice box? Try adding a Ningxia Red packet in your kid’s lunch. Pack a straw if needed (they can turn the packet over and poke the straw through the bottom of packet). OR, freeze the packet over night, throw it in the lunch box and they will have a tasty slushy for a lunchtime treat.


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Diffuse + Topical | Brain Power

Many families love to use Magnify Your Purpose and Brain Power on school days as they may help with focus and concentration.  Try applying to back of neck before school or homework time. You can also add to a diffuser bracelet or necklace and send them on their way. 


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Immunity Support | Thieves Products

We can’t talk about Back to School without talking about THIEVES. All the Thieves!

Young Living has created an entire line of Thieves products to help us keep our families and homes healthy. Clean with Thieves, diffuse Thieves, wash dishes with Thieves and so on. Our favorite way to use Thieves during the school year is to diffuse it after school, right as everyone is coming home, and at night, just as soon as we feel we might have something coming on.
 

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Healthy Snack | Dill Dip

Fill their bellies and calm their nerves during the welcome home hour with this yummy + nutritious snack! Add a couple drops of Dill Vitality to some yogurt and sour cream for a veggie or pita dip.


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Foodie Friday | Fruity Greek Yogurt

 
At the start of every new school year, we’re always looking for ways to simplify our lives.  Many of us want to streamline our morning time as much as possible, but we also want to make sure our kids are being fueled with a healthy breakfast before we send them off.

One healthy breakfast option is full fat Greek yogurt with your kid’s choice of Vitality citrus oil and fresh fruit. Stay stocked up on berries because it’s easy for the kids to grab and add to the yogurt, AND because they are all high in antioxidants and vitamins.  Because Greek Yogurt isn’t sweet, try letting kids add a little honey or sprinkle some coconut sugar over the top. You can also add the new Einkorn granola, yum!

Quick and Easy Fruity Greek Yogurt
-1 cup full fat Greek Yogurt
-Handful of fresh berries or fruit
-1 drop of your favorite Vitality citrus oil
-Sprinkle of coconut sugar or drizzle of honey
-Einkorn Granola

Here are some combos we love:
-Raspberry Lemonade (raspberries + Lemon or Lime Vitality)
-Orange Creamsicle (bananas + Orange or Tangerine Vitality)
-Berry Blast (blackberries, blueberries, + Lemon or Lime Vitality)
-Strawberry Banana (strawberries, bananas + Lemon Vitality) 


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Respiratory System | Support



 
Back to school means cooler temperatures and fall weather. To support our respiratory systems while we sleep, we diffuse RC and Thieves in everyone’s bedroom. When we are breathing normally, we sleep better as well - and who doesn’t need a good night’s rest this time of year? Breathe Again Roll-on and Raven are also great respiratory system support oils!


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Goodnight | Sleep Well

Sleep is of the utmost importance during the school year, but sometimes we are SO busy with activities and homework that our minds have trouble slowing down and turning off.

Many like to diffuse Dream Catcher, Lavender and Cedarwood in their bedrooms at night. (Remember, Cedarwood is free this month with a starter kit purchase!) Gentle Baby is also a favorite soothing oil to diffuse as well. You can also try applying any of these oils to the spine or bottoms of feet, just prior to bedtime.

 
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