Sunday, September 1, 2019

Back to School Gift for Students

The new school year has just started, and I'm so blessed with my sweet little group of Kindergarten students.  I made a back to school gift for them that I gave them at Meet the Teacher night.  I got so much positive feedback from the parents, so I thought I would share it with you.  I love that it combines my love for dōTERRA products and a sweet gift for my kinders.

First, my daughters helped me to make these essential oil infused crayons. It was a great way to use up all of those end of the year leftover crayons.  But HOLY SMOKES...when was the last time you tried to remove paper from Crayola crayons?  Man what a task and sore fingers later!

We broke up the crayons and then put the small pieces into the silicone mold.   Baked them in a 250* oven for about 10 minutes.  When we took them out, we added 1 - yep, JUST ONE - drop of essential oil to the melted wax.  Since we had three different molds, we chose a different oil for each one.  We chose Spearmint, Citrus Bliss, and Lavender.

The other part of their gift was a fun little spray.  We called it "Jitter Juice" and told the students to spray it on their pillow the night before Kindergarten to get all of the first day jitters out.  The parents loved it, and the students were excited to tell me how their "magic spray" worked.  Here's how we made this simple spray.

I first bought these bottles at Target.  They were in their travel section, and they are 3-ounce bottles.  In the future, I would probably order these from Amazon.  They are a little bit smaller and are cheaper, too.  Here are the ones from Target.  They had colored ones, as well.

I also got a pack of marbles from Target's Dollar Spot.  This was just to add something fun to the bottle when the students shake them up.  We put two in each bottle, and I love that we were actually able to find green and gold, our school colors!

Next we added three drops of Balance oil and three drops of Serenity.  Balance is great for mood support and calming of anxious feelings.  Serenity is also calming and helps with sleep.  So both of these are great for the night before school!

Finally, we topped it off with distilled water and then put our label on.  The label can be downloaded here.  It says, "Spray this on your pillow the night before Kindergarten to get out all of the jitters."  I just printed it on regular paper and adhered with double-sided tape.  It was just easier than trying to match it up to a label size.

We put the crayons and the Jitter Juice in a clear loot bag from Dollar Tree.  We first put some paper shred in the bottom of the bag, then added the crayons and the spray. Tied them off with some twine, and they were ready for my sweet students.

What do you like to give your students as a back to school gift?

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