Herbal College Care Package

| 9/21/2011 11:49:03 AM

L.KuhlmanLisa is a writer, budding photographer and herb enthusiast. She enjoys poking around in the garden, creating in the kitchen and reading a good book (when she’s not answering the call of “Mom!” from her five children).    

Lately I find myself thinking ahead to the next season of life. This new school year has brought with it an acute awareness that my kids will not always live at home with me. (Although I do have an 8-year-old who insists she is going to live with me “forever.”) While my children aren't quite ready to head off to college, several of my friends recently dropped one of their children off at a campus far from home. It got me thinking, “What will I do when that time comes? It's only a few years down the road for my eldest!” Answer: After sniffling my way through a box of tissues, I will send care packages!   

The following care package list is made up of mostly aromatherapy items. If you are interested in including herbal supplements or herbs to treat illnesses, check out the article "Home Cure Care Packages" by Erika Lenz.  

Show your student you care with herbs.
Photo by graur razvan ionut/Courtesy FreeDigitalPhotos

Be sure to send clear instructions for use with the various oils you include in the care package. I suggest placing each bottle of oil and an index card with instructions in it's own plastic zip-close bag. Or place the collection of oils in a small box (like an inexpensive pencil box) and tuck the instruction cards inside. Warn your student to avoid using the essential oils directly on the skin unless diluted in water or oil and to NEVER ingest them. You could print instructions from your computer, but a handwritten index card would be a nice reminder of home.   

Lavender Essential Oil 

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