Essential Oils for ‘Back to School’ Support

Getting back to school after the long, wonderful school holidays can feel super challenging. I can still remember that feeling from my childhood!

So this post is full of ideas about how you can support your kids with essential oils as they get back to it.

OnGuard / Protective Blend + Frankincense

Created to help support the immune system, OnGuard helps to protect against environmental and seasonal threats, absolutely perfect for kids going back into the school environment.

To optimise the effect, try making up a 10mls rollerball bottle with 2-3 drops of OnGuard, 2 drops of frankincense, topped up with fractionated coconut oil (FCO) carrier oil. Apply the blend in the mornings to the bottoms of their feet.

Easy Air / Respiratory Blend + Lavender

Easy Air has properties which promote the feelings of easy breathing and of clear airways. Included in this blend are eucalyptus, peppermint, tea tree, and lemon essential oils with their fresh, invigorating, and cleansing aromas. And lavender provides gentle calming benefits.

When seasonal challenges arise, try adding 2-3 drops of Easy Air and 2-3 drops of lavender to a 10mls rollerball bottle, and top up with FCO. This blend can be applied to the soles of the feet. Or try diffusing the Easy Air with lavender at home.

Wake Up Support – Peppermint + Wild Orange

Who doesn’t need this one when you have a long day of work ahead of you?

Peppermint and wild orange beautifully combine energising, uplifting, and motivating properties.

Try either diffusing the two oils together. Or make a 10mls rollerball bottle with 3 drops of each, topped up with FCO, shake and apply to the bottoms of their feet.

A Gentle Unwind – Lavender + Cedarwood 

We all know how difficult it can be at times to unwind, so if your kids are struggling, try making a 10mls rollerball bottle with 2 drops of lavender and 2 drops of cedarwood, topped up with FCO, and apply to the bottoms of their feet.

Balance / Grounding Blend + Wild Orange

Balance blend is designed to support our bodies, minds, and emotions, by promoting balance, calm, and a sense of well-being. And wild orange supports a positive mood.

If your kids are walking through the door cranky and cross after school, try having to hand a 10mls rollerball bottle with 5 drops of Balance blend, and 2 drops of wild orange, topped up with FCO. Apply the blend to the bottoms of their feet. 

InTune Focus Blend

We all need support sometimes to concentrate and focus on the task in hand! I really love the InTune blend. Dilute it in FCO for children and then apply to feet, wrists, or the back of the neck for support in concentrating.

Homework Help – Peppermint + Rosemary

Diffusing peppermint and rosemary can also be helpful if your children need support at home to stay focused on their homework.


If you have had success with other essential oils and blends, let us know in the comments below so we can all learn and support our kids together x


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