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Old 09-17-2010, 01:20 AM
 
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I wanted to know does anyone use scents in their classroom. I was reading about some that help with calming students, and others helping children remember things.


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Where did you read this?
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This is really interesting. I'd like to read it too.
I'll take a gallon of whatever calms students down!!
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I had a child who had lots of allergies and couldn't use anything. Something to think about.
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I have tons of allergies, too. Certain scents are more bothersome than others. I use a pomegranate citrus oil. It makes the room smell great and it doesn't bother me. Heavy scents can make me sneeze and feel nauseous...especially really flowery scents or pine.
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I use lavender oil. This is suppose to calm kids. I do not use a lot. Ask at a natural food store they can tell you what is good. I hope this helps.


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Old 09-17-2010, 01:09 PM
 
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I use febreeze cinnamon, gets rid of all the "stinks" lol.
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We too are a scent free building -- too many allergies.
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Thanks.... I'm going to find a natural food store and see whats good. Right not I have a Glade Plug in but I want something that will be ok for my students.
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I read somewhere that if you use lavender for calming, you should combine it with rosemary for memory.
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I love the scent of cinnamon but....
Old 09-18-2010, 02:51 AM
 
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there is a teacher on our staff that is sensitive to cinnamon scent. We were using it in the teacher's room bathroom and she asked us to stop because it was causing her to have a reaction!


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What about classical music or nature
Old 09-18-2010, 05:35 AM
 
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sounds instead of scents. I use candles and put them on the candle warmers. I like to use scents like vanilla or melon...kind of neutral scents that aren't overwhelming. I also incorporate very soft music in our daily routine. I have it on just about all day. It works wonders. I keep it on during whole group but it is very soft. When we go to workstations or independent work assignments I turn up the volume a bit and explain that they are not allowed to whisper above the level of the music. It is calming and I usually find that as I look up from my small groups I will have at least one student who has fallen asleep b/c it is so relaxing.
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Old 09-20-2010, 03:21 PM
 
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I wouldn't use any. You have many adults coming through your room, too. I personally can't use most scents, as they cause severe headaches and nausea. Some kids won't be able to identify for you what is making them feel ill.
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