Teachers, how many times have you pushed through being sick at work because it is easier than getting ready for a substitute teacher? No other career understands our logic, but we’ll do it time and time again.
There’s time and energy that goes into preparing for and finding a substitute. You also have to factor in the additional stress on your teacher team to help cover your additional duties and possibly even take your students when that substitute you prepped so hard for doesn’t show. “I’m okay. I’m not THAT sick.”
Threat Level 5
Our immune systems face a multitude of threats throughout the school day. Things we probably don’t even consider most the time…
⇒ The obvious like when a student sneezes right in your face.
⇒ Next time you tie a kid’s shoe laces, think about where they’ve been dragging.
⇒ The materials that you not only share with your students but with other teachers and all THEIR students.
⇒ Students come to school sick almost as often as teachers.
⇒ Collecting materials or MONEY for lunch or events.
⇒ The hugs and high-fives that come from students that are as germy as they are sweet.
⇒ Library. Books. Nobody cleans those.
⇒ Help a student pick up his/her jacket to realize they’ve been using it as a kleenex all day.. yup. Been there.
Are We Doomed To Illness?
I was told many times when I began my teaching career that I could expect to be sick the first few years, and then my “immune system would get stronger”. Maybe it’s just me, but that didn’t magically happen over night.
Time alone was not enough to strengthen my immune system against all those threats. Instead, I had to seek ways to strengthen my immune system. It didn’t just happen.
Here are a few of the solutions I found that worked for me.
**I’m not a medical professional. These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. The products are not listed with the intention to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.**
I am simply speaking from my own teacher and life experiences.
Boosting Your Immune System Naturally
When I began my search for solutions to my immune system teacher problems, it was important for me to find something natural and pure. I wasn’t looking to solve one problem and cause three more. Essential oils have become my first line of defense in building my immune system.
On Guard, The Teacher’s Silver Bullet
On Guard, the Protective Blend, is one of doTERRA’s most popular oils. It is a proprietary blend of essential oils that support healthy immune functions.
The blend includes: Wild Orange Peel, Clove Bud, Cinnamon Leaf, Cinnamon Bark, Eucalyptus Leaf, and Rosemary Leaf/Flower essential oils.
On Guard helps protect against environmental threats (insert germy students), supports the body’s natural antioxidant defenses and promotes healthy circulation. Yes! Worth a try, right?!
Ways to Use On Guard
⇒ Put 2 or 3 drops in a veggie cap to take internally.
⇒ Use in a diffuser to help support health and cleanse the air.
⇒ Apply 1-2 drops with a carrier oil, like Fractionated Coconut Oil, to the bottom of your feet.
⇒ Put 8-10 drops in a glass spray bottle with water to use as a surface cleaner.
⇒ Place toothbrush in a cup of water with 5 drops of On Guard for ten minutes.
Also, there’s a whole line of On Guard products. Because immune support is no joke, we use all of these products in our own home.
I especially love the On Guard Foaming Hand Wash and On Guard Hand Spray since so many threats at school are transmitted through contact with our hands.
Where to buy OnGuard products?
Why doTERRA essential oils?
It is important to understand the purity and potency of the products you’re using to promote your health and wellness. doTERRA essential oils are the only Certified Pure Therapeutic Grade oils on the market.
Learn more about exactly how doTERRA sources their plants from the natural habitats they grow in, distill the oils and test the them for purity and potency at www.sourcetoyou.com.
Choose to take care of yourself. Be Brave and Try!
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