Believe it or not, summer just flew by, which means school is back in session. Make it easier on your kiddo and yourself with some of our favorite back-to-school essential oils.
It’s an exciting time, full of learning and new experiences. But it can also be a potentially stressful time, both for parent and student. You’ve stocked up on three-ring binders, pens and highlighters, sure, but some supportive essential oils can be every bit as helpful when making the transition from summer break to straight A’s.
Whether your little one is in or out of the classroom this year, these essential oil tips can help you find a little more peace of mind and improve your morning routine. All of our top picks can be easily added to an essential oil diffuser or roller bottle. We formulated our OK For Kids synergy blends with our 100% pure essential oils to help minimize the guesswork. Every OK For Kids blend is safe for kids 2+.
With that in mind, we hit the books hard for some studying of our own, researching which essential oils are best for that special back-to-school time of the year. No need to take notes, though – we’ve created a cheat sheet for you.
Start the Day Off Right
Kick-off the day with Bergamot, Bee Happy Up & At ‘Em. These oils put a bright, soothing aroma into the air, helping to fortify your student’s senses and positive disposition.
A bright outlook and a strong mental attitude can mean the difference between getting on the right foot or waking up on the wrong side of the bed. Make these essential oils a part of your morning routine by diffusing them while the kids eat breakfast or brush their teeth.
Soothe Anxious Thoughts
School can send your student home with more than homework. Anxious feelings and worry are as visible as a teacher’s note pinned to a backpack. Luckily, there’s Calm ‘Em Down and Ylang Ylang to, well, calm ’em down.
When your kids crack the books with a scowl on their face, diffuse either of these to lighten and brighten their mood. Lavender essential oil is also incredibly effective at helping to relieve anxiety and quell negative emotions.
The first day of school can be especially challenging. Try diffusing during the morning commute with our Aromaride Car Diffuser for lasting emotional balance. Simply add 5-15 of your chosen diffuser blend and let the stress melt away.
Get On-Track For Straight A’s
The school year is not a sprint but a marathon. Pace is the trick. That being said, put your child on the right track to do their best work with either Focus, Focus, Focus or Study Buddy (though, alternating them is even better!).
These essential oil blends are formulated specifically for kids, giving them a leg up when it comes to studying, creating, and tracking down the elusive answer to that tough-as-nails equation. If your child’s mind tends to wander while doing homework, add a few drops of Focus, Focus, Focus blend to a cotton ball and encourage them to gently inhale as needed.
For more essential oils for homework help and more, check out our blog “The Best Essential Oils For Studying.”
Stay Healthy & Well
Supporting a healthy immune system and maintaining wellness is top-of-mind for many parents this year as their kiddos head back to the classroom. We formulated multiple OK For Kids blends to help safeguard total-body health and stave off the sickies.
Our Healthy Hero, Germ Ease and Sniffles & Sneezes blends offer a healthful boost and lasting protection. These three essential oil blends work naturally to help protect your student(s) from daily illnesses and germs.
Don’t forget to use our Hand Sanitizer Spray to keep little hands clean. Unscented and effective at killing 99.9% and bacteria, our Hand Sanitizer is a good companion to adding an essential oil blend to your back-to-school kit.
Headache and Pain Relief
Sometimes all that studying can do a number on a student’s eyes and mind. When you see your child squinting or complaining of a headache, hand them the Head-A-Sore-Us Roll-On.
Prediluted with Fractionated Coconut oil, this roll-on is a soothing combination of Frankincense, Lavender and Roman Chamomile. It might not make all headaches extinct, but it certainly puts the one you’re dealing with on notice.
With the start of the school season, sports often rev up too. For bumps and bruises, Aches & Pains can help provide some relief and soothe tired muscles.
The Inevitable Scrapes and Scuffs
As you well know, the school year isn’t confined to the classroom and history books. Children love to play, and who could blame them. But when the inevitable scrape-up occurs, what should you turn to? We say ease the ouch with Ouch Ease.
Ouch Ease is a soothing blend of Lavender, Juniper Berry, Tea Tree, Lime, German Chamomile, Roman Chamomile, Ylang Ylang and Davana essential oils. It helps bring relief and comfort when the unforeseen mishaps of the playground befall your little one.
Sleep Deeper With Essential Oils
What’s the old saying, the key to a great day is a good night’s sleep? We’re here to agree with that adage and do it one better by offering not one but two sleep-promoting synergy blends.
What other oils help students throughout the year? Let us know in the comments below!
This article was updated for accuracy on August 2021.