Aromatherapy can be used to help regulate a person. A soothing scent can calm a person. An invigorating scent can pep up a person.
As someone who works with disregulated students, I have used systems such as the Zones of Regulation, "How Does Your Engine Run?", and the like. During my research for new tools for students to use when they are disregulated, I have noticed aromatherapy as a suggested tool. But, I didn't know how to use aromatherapy as a tool, because it is such a personal tool/preference that I couldn't use a diffuser for the whole class. (some students would be too sensitive to the smell, or it would be the wrong' scent for their need). I needed a way to make aromatherapy tool for individual use. So I decided to make aromatherapy scent sticks.
Using a lip balm recipe, I made scent sticks to rub on the back of student's hands to they can individually access the scent, and not have other students access the scent.
The scents are color coded based on the Zones of Regulation. If you are in the blue zone, pick a blue stick to help pep back up. If you are in the yellow zone, pick a yellow/orange stick to help calm. If you are in the red zone, pick a red/orange stick to help calm down.
This is a set of instructions and editable, printable labels for aromatherapy scent sticks.
Each label has a aromatherapy scent, a picture, it's aromatherapy effects, and the color Zone it can be used during/before.
(It was helpful to have the background color coded for the Zones of Regulation, so it was easy to pick one as a tool for that Zone, but you can edit it out if you want. And it you use a different recipe, you can change that too. )