When your student calls home and complains that he or she is not sleeping well or is feeling particularly stressed about an up and coming exam, instinctively you just want to make things better. After listening, you might recommend they go for a walk in the fresh air or eat a healthy snack, but have you ever thought about suggesting aromatherapy?
Aromatherapy is simply the practice of using plant extracts to improve health issues. Most often this is done in the form of essential oils. When you breathe in the essential oil scents they are believed to activate the "feel good" parts of your brain. When you rub the oils on your skin they may cause a positive response on parts of your body like your joints.
Using essential oils is truly a science, and so much so that it is probably worth your student seeing a doctor or an aromatherapist to make sure they are used the right way. In the meantime, however, if you want to send a little something to help your student relax, Me To You Box offers three great products which incorporate elements of aromatherapy: Spongelle infused body buffers, Hydra Aromatherapy shower bursts, and Badger headache balm.
Aromatherapy may not be everybody's cup of tea, but students and parents alike may now think to "stop and smell the roses" a little more often.