I love my job because everyday I get to serve others. I work with teachers and children at an elementary school. I thrive on making this world a better place, because I am always looking for ways to serve. I love interacting with the students each day in the lunchroom and helping teachers.
Most kids are looking for validation. A few years ago a student came up to me saying, “I just picked up some garbage on the floor, so what do I get for doing that?” I get this question a lot. Then I had a moment of inspiration when I said, “The more kind things you do for others the bigger your aura will be.” Then I continued to explain that everyone has an invisible light around them and the more you do for others the bigger your light will be.
His eyes lit up with excitement when I told him, “He had a big aura because he liked doing nice things for others.” A few days went by when he asked me, “What is the name of that light again?” I told him and he got excited as he picked up a piece of paper on the floor in the lunchroom. At the end of the year this student won a bike for being one of eight students who had improved the most in academics that year. It was fun to see him raising his arms in triumph knowing he did a great job in school.
Another way I experience small moments of joy is when I see parents take charge of their children’s lives with encouraging healthy eating, exercise, and removing harmful prescription drugs from their daily routine, using essential oils when possible. Something as simple as peppermint or lemon essential oil can be life changing. When you see kids that have signs of ADHD using a focus blend, and vetiver essential oils, who are now focusing in school, this is a huge victory.
Ants: Don’t like Peppermint, or Spearmint.
Aphids: Don’t like Cedarwood, or Spearmint.
Beetles: Can’t stand Peppermint, or Thyme
Caterpillars: Stay away from Spearmint or Peppermint.
Cutworms: Don’t like Thyme.
Fleas: Don’t like Peppermint, Lemongrass, Spearmint, and Lavender.
Flies: Avoid the smell of Lavender, Peppermint, and Rosemary
Gnats: Don’t like Patchouly or Spearmint.
Lice: Run away when they smell Cedarwood, Peppermint, or Spearmint.
Mosquitoes: Don’t like Lavender, and Lemongrass.
Moths: Go fly somewhere else when they smell, Lavender, Peppermint, or Spearmint.
Can’t stand Cedarwood.
Snails: Don’t like Cedarwood, or Patchouly.
Ticks: Don’t like Lemongrass, or Thyme.
Weevils: Don’t hang out around Cedarwood, Patchouly, or Sandalwood.
Did you know Peppermint is the oil of a buoyant heart? Peppermint brings happiness, and optimism to the heart and soul. It gives strength to the body, mind and spirit, and reminds us that life can be filled with happiness, and there is nothing to fear. When a person uses Peppermint they feel as though they are moving smoothly through life.
Peppermint (Mentha piperita) is one of hundreds of species in the genus Mentha which also includes spearmint, water mint and forest mint originating in North America and the Mediterranean area of Europe. Peppermint is actually believed to be a naturally occurring hybrid of spearmint and water mint. While some claim peppermint was not hybridized and cultivated until the 18th century in England, peppermint is referenced in ancient texts.
Peppermint oil can also calm the spasms that cause muscle cramps? Menthol which is in peppermint provides effective relief from many respiratory problems including nasal congestion, sinusitis, asthma, bronchitis and the common cold and cough. It is often included as an ingredient in natural chest rubs to help with congestion.