What's that? What's that you say? Your teacher diffused essential oils in the classroom today!
A dangerous practice-
One of the things I am seeing more and more of is educators using essential oil diffusers in a classroom setting. The most common oil you see used this way is Thieves or Onguard which are frequently used to ward off illness.
This is a great blend of Clove, Cinnamon, lemon/orange, Eucalyptus and Rosemary.
It is not recommended to use this blend on children under 10. Let me tell you why.
Clove-possible mucus membrane irritant
Cinnamon Bark-possible mucus membrane irritant and possible allergen
Eucalyptus-possible seizure trigger, can cause breathing and central nervous system issues. There are safer oils to use for this purpose. Generally not recommended for children under 10
Rosemary-possible seizure trigger/neurotoxin
If you choose to use on your own children that is your choice. I choose not to use this on my children as there are safer options that serve the purpose.
Even Lavender can pose an issue. One of my sons response to lavender is as a stimulant. If this were to be diffused by his teacher, I would be called daily for behavior issues.
Also diffusers are only supposed to be used for 30 minutes at a time with a one hour break so as not to irritate mucus membranes.
Advocating safe EO usage is important to me. Please research from someone other than your upline for accurate safety information.