Back to School Essential Oil Blends to Help Your Kids

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These back to school essential oil blends are must-haves for moms during this busy time of year. Great blends for focus, energy, sleep and more.


It’s the time of year when alarms have to be set and schedules rule the day. The kids are off to school! Whether you’re the type of family that loves getting back to routine or you’ve been dreading it since summer began, a little extra support sure couldn’t hurt.

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Back to School Essential Oil Blends to Help Your Kids

Essential oils could be just the support you’re needing as everyone transitions back into the school routine. I have some suggestions on how to use them but don’t be afraid to experiment based on your family’s personal fragrance preferences!

First, here’s how you can use them:

  • Diffuse
  • Apply drops to a cotton ball
  • Dilute with a carrier oil (coconut oil, jojoba oil, avocado oil, olive oil) and apply to the bottom of feet or wrists.
  • Add 30 drops of essential oils, 1 tablespoon of witch hazel, and 12 ounces of distilled water to an amber glass spray bottle and shake well.

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Essential Oil Blends for Immune Support

Now that the kids are going to be around plenty of other kids with all of their own germs and illnesses, it’s a great time to boost that immune system. Essential oils make this easy to do as everyone runs out the door each morning. 

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Option #1:

Rosemary

Clove

Eucalyptus

Cinnamon

Wild Orange

Put one drop of each into your diffuser or put two drops of each in a roller bottle and fill the rest of the bottle with carrier oil. Apply to bottom of feet.

Option #2:

Cinnamon (or protective blend)

Lemon

Oregano

Melaleuca

Frankincense

Put one drop of each into your diffuser or put two drops of each in a roller bottle and fill the rest of the bottle with carrier oil. Apply to bottom of feet.

Essential Oil Blends for Energy

We could all use a little extra energy when the alarm clocks start going off earlier. We can’t exactly offer our kids caffeine every morning, so essential oils are an excellent (and much healthier!) alternative to getting the energy boost they need. Mom can enjoy the benefits, too!

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Option #1:

Bergamot

Cedarwood

Frankincense

Wild Orange

Add two drops each of Bergamot and Cedarwood, and one drop each of Frankincense and Wild Orange to your diffuser.

Option #2:

Cedarwood

Fir

Basil

Rosemary

Add two drops each of Cedarwood and Fir, and one drop each of Basil and Rosemary to your diffuser.

Essential Oil Blends for Focus

After a full day of work and school, facing the arduous task of homework can feel like just too much. Using essential oils to help improve focus can be just the thing you all need to finish out the day strong.

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Option #1:

Lemongrass

Basil

Add two drops of Lemongrass and one drop of Basil to your diffuser, or grab the bottle of Basil and inhale deeply.

Option #2:

Tangerine

Ginger

Clove

Add two drops of Tangerine and one drop each of Ginger and Clove to your diffuser.

Option #3:

Lemon

Peppermint

Add two drops of Lemon and one drop of Peppermint to your diffuser.

Essential Oil Blends for Emotional Support

Whether your kids are experiencing first day of school jitters, dealing with friendship struggles, or facing a big test or project, essential oils can support their emotional needs. These blends, along with a few extra hugs and kisses, will send your kids off ready to face the world!

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Option #1:

Wild Orange

Rosemary

Add three drops of Wild Orange and two drops of Rosemary to your diffuser when your kids need a little extra confidence.

Option #2:

Cedarwood

Bergamot

Frankincense

Add two drops of Cedarwood, two drops of Bergamot, and one drop of Frankincense to your diffuser to ease insecurities.

Option #3:

Clary Sage

Roman Chamomile

Vetiver

Add two drops Clary Sage, two drops Roman Chamomile, and one drop Vetiver to your diffuser to calm fears.

Essential Oil Blends for Restful Sleep

Nothing ruins a school day like a restless night. Help your kids fall into deep and refreshing sleep with essential oils.

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Option #1:

Cedarwood

Lavender

Marjoram

Add one drop of each to your diffuser. Diffuse in your child’s room for at least 15 minutes before bedtime.

Option #2:

Bergamot

Vetiver

Patchouli

Add two drops of Bergamot and one drop each of Vetiver and Patchouli to your diffuser. Diffuse in your child’s room 30 minutes before bedtime.

Option #3:

Lavender

Roman Chamomile

Sandalwood

Add two drops each of Lavender and Roman Chamomile, and one drop of Sandalwood to your diffuser. You can also add these oils to a roller bottle, doubling the amount of drops and filling the rest of the bottle with carrier oil. Apply to bottom of feet before bed.

Use these Essential Oil Blends for Back to School Season

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Essential oils make a wonderful addition to your back-to-school routine. Play around with these blend options and adjust them to please the whole family. Keep some roller bottles in your purse and in your older child’s backpack for quick access any time of the day. These little drops of nature will go a long way in supporting a successful transition back to school!


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