Back to school has started for many kids – are you ready?
Over the next few weeks, many will go back – some already have and others will follow as the weeks progress through August and September.
Whether you homeschool or send your kids to the school down the street, or maybe have to drive them across town, there are back to school essential oil blends for every situation.
If anything, they are handy to have to rely on for many things – they have some amazing properties that can help you in the most simple of ways – from respiratory health to sore muscles, healthy scalp, early morning energy and even a nice restful sleep.
You don’t need 1,950,435 essential oils to prep your kids for back to school – thankfully there are a few *key* essential oils and blends that will help you you back in the swing of things this fall as the kids go back.
Essential Oil Blends for Back to School
When you think of using essential oils for back to school, you might think of sending them back with bottles or roller blends – but the truth is that there are many different ways to send them back with the benefit of these protective blends.
You can make roll on bottles with the most important blends and encourage your kids to use them at school (which doesn’t always work because some kids are embarrassed, whereas some teachers may not be ok with them being used in the classroom!) You can try using a diffuser necklace, diffuser bracelet or pick up these nose sniffers that can work well too.
Here are some inexpensive ideas for diffuser bracelets, necklaces and our favorite way to score roller bottles for the best price:
- Set of 24 glass roller bottles with metal fitments (buying in bulk is so much cheaper!)
- Inexpensive diffuser bracelet idea for kids
- Set of 3 essential oil snap bracelet for kids (with free shipping)
- DIY diffuser necklace for kids
- Fractionated coconut oil for rollerball blends
Not only do these single oils and blends have an incredible effect when applied topically, in most cases just smelling them can can be pretty powerful.
Using Essential Oils on Kids
Some of these oils suggested below are singles, whereas some are blends of some of the best combinations of oils that you can pick up – not only are they effective since they combine several singles in one, they are more cost effective long term because they will save you time.
Diluting Essential Oils
It’s always a great idea to dilute essential oils when using topically, whether on adults or children. The guide below is very basic – please take the time to familiarize yourself with dilution ratios and do your own research when it comes to using essential oils on yourself or your children.
Diluting doesn’t make them any less effective – if anything, it allows them to be absorbed by the body over a greater period of time and is safer for children.
If you use essential oils on your kids (or are maybe thinking about it) one of the best books to pick up is Gentle Babies by Debra Raybern. It’s a must for anyone who is thinking of using oils during pregnancy or while raising children and is a great resource to have available.
Dilution ratios for 5ml and 10ml roller blends:
- 1% dilution: 1 drop essential oil per 5ml, 2 drops per 10ml
- 2% dilution: 2 drops essential oil per 5ml, 4 drops per 10ml
- 5% dilution: 5 drops essential oil per 5ml, 10 drops per 10ml
- 10% dilution: 10 drops essential oil per 5ml, 20 drops per 10ml
If you are using a 10ml Roller Bottle, use this handy chart to determine the number of drops you can add to your 10ml roller bottles.
Do you have a favorite essential oil roller blend for back to school?
If you don’t use essential oils, have you ever thought of incorporating them in your Back to School routine?