essential oils for back to school
Essential Oils for Back to School

Essential oils are so helpful for school-aged children, as well as students of any age! From helping children avoid or overcome illnesses which often run rampant during the school year, to helping them overcome anxiety and stress at the start of the new school year, essential oils can truly come in handy to make back to school not only easier but a lot more enjoyable! Just like the necessary school supplies, essential oils for back to school can help prepare your child to be successful in the new school year!

Here are 6 of Our Favorite Ways to Use Essential Oils for Back To School:

  1. Encourage focus – We all could use a little help focusing sometimes, but that is especially true for children. Creating a focus blend for kids could help them stay focused when they really need to, such as in the classroom or while doing homework and studying at home.
  2. Hand sanitizer – Hand sanitizer is a must-have for school kids because schools are often giant germ incubators. Hand sanitizers made from aloe vera gel and essential oils are so much more fun and enjoyable than the store–bought kind. You can let your kids get creative and pick their favorite scents!
  3. Promote sleep – Getting enough sleep is crucial to performance in both school and athletics. A kid-friendly sleep blend may be helpful during the often busy and hectic school year.
  4. Anxiety and stress relief – There are many ways school can bring on anxiety and stress. A soothing anti-anxiety blend could help your child deal with the pressures of both school and extracurricular activities.
  5. Immune support – Essential oils can provide excellent immune system support in addition to working to reduce microbial activity, helping your child stay healthy.
  6. Daypack freshener/Gym bag and shoe deodorizer spray – The powerful antimicrobial properties of essential oils, as well as their lovely aromas, make them perfect for freshening up and deodorizing things that get used often but can’t get washed regularly.

To get you started, we’ve included a few recipes that we think both you and your kiddos will love! To find even more fun recipes, check out our recipe section HERE!

Essential Oils for Back to School Recipes:

1. Zero-In Focus Inhaler for Kids

essential oil recipe zero in focus inhaler for kids

Ingredients:

Directions:

  1. Drop essential oils into a small bowl, swirling slightly to blend.
  2. Taking a pair of tweezers, swirl cotton wick around the bowl until all the essential oil is absorbed.
  3. Place cotton wick into inhaler and cap.

2. Go Away Germs Hand Sanitizer for Kids

essential oil recipe go away germs hand sanitizer for kids

Ingredients:

• 2 drops of Tea Tree Oil Melaleuca alternifolia
• 2 drops of Lavender Oil Lavandula angustifolia
• 2 drops of Orange Sweet Oil Citrus sinensis
• 1 oz. of Aloe Vera Gel
• 1 – 1 oz. PET bottle with pop up cap

Directions:

  1. Add essential oils to aloe vera.
  2. Shake gently to blend well.
  3. Easy to tuck into a backpack, purse or coat pocket.

3. Sweet Dreams Diffuser Blend for Kids

essential oil recipe sweet dreams diffuser blend for kids

Ingredients:

• 5 drops of Bergamot Oil Citrus bergamia
• 1 drop of Chamomile Roman Oil Chamaemelum nobile
• 1 drop of Ylang Ylang (Complete) Oil Cananga odorata var. Genuina
• 1 drop of Cedarwood Atlas Oil Cedrus atlantica
• 1 Diffuser – Spa Vapor +

Directions:

  1. Add essential oils to an intermittent diffuser and diffuse in the room during the night or before bedtime.

4. Ease Anxiety Inhaler Blend for Kids

essential oil recipe ease anxiety inhaler blend for kids

Ingredients:

• 5 drops of Frankincense Oil Boswellia carterii
• 5 drops of Bergamot Oil Citrus bergamia
• 2 drops of Ginger Oil Zingiber officinale
• 1 Blank Inhaler

Directions:

  1. Add essential oils to a small bowl and drop essential oils into a bowl, swirling slightly to blend.
  2. Taking a pair of tweezers, swirl cotton wick around the bowl until all the essential oil is absorbed.
  3. Place cotton wick into inhaler and cap.
  4. This individual inhaler is easy to tuck away for when calmness is needed.

5. Long-Term Immune Support Inhaler for Kids

essential oil recipes long term health support

Ingredients:

• 2 drops of Thyme ct Linalool Oil Thymus vulgaris ct. linalool
• 1 drop of Sandalwood Oil Santalum album
• 2 drops of Orange Sweet Oil Citrus sinensis
• 1 drop of Frankincense Oil Boswellia carterii
• 1 Blank Inhaler

Directions:

  1. Add essential oils to the white cotton part of a blank inhaler.
  2. Cap and use 1-2 times a day as needed for those times when feeling a bit under the weather and the need for an immune system boost.

6. Daypack Freshener Spray for Kids

essential oil recipe daypack freshener spray for kids

Ingredients:

• 100 ml of English Thyme Hydrosol Thymus vulgaris
• 7 drops of Orange Sweet Oil Citrus sinensis
• 7 drops of Lemon Oil Citrus limon
• 7 drops of Tea Tree Oil Melaleuca alternifolia
• 0.5 oz. of Solubol Dispersant (optional)

Directions:

  1. Add essential oils to the English Thyme Hydrosol.
  2. Add the optional solubol to help with blending the essential oils into the hydrosol.
  3. Shake well before each use.
  4. Spray into shoes, school backpack, and gym bag as well as a locker. Bust those smelly germs!