I love these essential oil diffuser recipes for back-to-school!
As the first day of school draws closer, I’m brainstorming ways to make the transition easier. Because this summer has been pretty loosey-goosey with the kids home full-time. And as ready as I am to get back to our school-year routine, I know it’ll be a challenge for all of us. (Confession: I slept in EVERY SINGLE DAY this week. Yikes.)
I’ve found essential oils are a great way to solidify ritual and routine. Aside from wellness support, the act of using essential oils triggers a mood or creates atmosphere and can bring your intention back to mind. Using a calming and clarifying essential oil while you meditate, for example, is a great way to train your mind to go to that space.
Diffusing is a super easy and safe way to use essential oils. If you’re new to using oils, I encourage you to check out this essential oils guide for ‘regular folks’ that breaks it down for people who are looking to get started but aren’t ready to jump in with both feet. (It’s a bit long because it’s chock-full of info, so you may want to bookmark it to reference later.)
I shared some super good essential oil roller ball blends for transitioning into back-to-school mode. But sometimes I like using my diffusers instead. The best thing about using the diffuser is that we can all enjoy the aroma and benefits of the oils at the same time. It’s great for a group setting, like mealtimes.
All diffusers have their own instructions on how many drops of essential oil to use. I usually put 6 to 10 drops in mine. You may need to adjust the recipes below according to your diffuser’s instructions.
If you don’t yet have one, you can get the essential oil diffuser pictured here on Amazon for a great price.
If you’ve purchased a Young Living Premium Starter Kit , you have a diffuser and many of these oils already, and you can get the others with your 24% wholesale discount (AND earn Essential Rewards points to use toward free stuff – including more oils!). If you haven’t yet, you can grab your Premium Starter Kit here and choose which diffuser you want (the Desert Mist Diffuser is gorgeous!).
Another brand I recommend is Plant Therapy. They have many certified organic oils and a whole KidSafe line. You don’t need to do anything to join. You can just purchase their oils right on the Plant Therapy website , or even on Amazon.
And if you like shopping for everything all at the same place, you can find everything you need for this post on my Essentially Oily page.
Diffuser Essential Oil Recipes for Kids
Try one of these combinations for those mornings when it’s tough to get everyone up and going. (Particularly helpful at the beginning of the school year, when you’re coming off summer break mode!)
- 4 drops Peppermint + 2 drops Lemon + 2 drops Eucalyptus
- 5 drops Orange + 5 drops Grapefruit
- 4 drops Tangerine + 2 drops Lemon + 2 drops Spearmint
- 4 drops Spruce + 3 drops Ylang Ylang
Try one of these combinations to get your mind in the right place when you have a big day ahead of you. Maybe it’s an important test, or a presentation, or a performance. These combos in the diffuser will help calm nerves and clear the mind.
- 3 drops Lavender + 3 drops Frankincense + 2 drops Chamomile
- 3 drops Basil + 3 drops Lemon + 2 drops Lime
- 4 drops Rose + 3 drops Sandalwood
- 3 drops Ylang Ylang + 2 drops Vetiver + 2 drops Frankincense
Try one of these combinations to help focus and concentration.
- 3 drops Geranium + 3 drops Grapefruit + 3 drops Bergamot
- 3 drops Basil + 3 drops Peppermint + 3 drops Lemon
- 4 drops Peppermint + 3 drops Lemon
- 4 drops Grapefruit + 3 drops Spearmint
Try these combinations during family time to promote relaxation, togetherness, conversation, and connection. My favorite times for these in the diffuser is after dinner and during evening story time.
- 5 drops Lavender + 3 drops Frankincense + 2 drops Lemon
- 4 drops Ylang Ylang + 3 drops Sandalwood + 2 drops Patchouli
- 4 drops Frankincense + 3 drops Chamomile + 2 drops Tangerine
- 4 drops Cinnamon Bark + 4 drops Orange + 2 drops Clove
Try one of these combinations at bedtime. I like to use a diffuser that turns off automatically after a set time (like 30 minutes to an hour). The effects of diffused oils is lasting, so no need to diffuse all night. Or you can use a diffuser that has a intermittent mist function.
- 5 drops Lavender + 3 drops Cedarwood
- 5 drops Lavender + 3 drops Sandalwood
- 4 drops Frankincense + 3 drops Lavender + 2 drops Chamomile
- 4 drops Ylang Ylang + 3 drops Cedarwood + 2 drops Chamomile
- 3 drops Cinnamon Bark + 3 drops Clove + 3 drops Orange
- 3 drops Rosemary + 3 drops Lemon + 2 drops Peppermint
- 3 drops Frankincense + 2 drops Oregano + 2 drops Peppermint + 2 drops Lemon
- 4 drops Lemon + 3 drops Peppermint + 2 drops Eucalyptus