Back to school is right around the corner. Whether your kids are going back in person, virtual, or homeschool, you might be searching for ways to boost your children’s immune systems. Today, I’m sharing must-have back to school essential oils for a healthy and happy school year!
First, let’s talk about safety. I feel confident using oils with my children and we’ve done so for a long time. That being said you need to choose what you think is best for your family and children.
Essential oils are potent and I can only speak to the quality of Young Living Essential Oils, so please don’t take these recommendations and use them with other brands.
Disclaimer: I am an independent distributor of Young Living. This information is for educational purposes only. I am not a doctor, all opinions are my own. This information is not meant to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent disease. I cannot promise you any certain results. Read full disclaimer here.
Essential Oil Safety Rules:
+ Always dilute essential oils when using with your little ones, unless the oil is pre-diluted (read the labels!) More about that later.
+ Avoid the face and eyes.
+ Know your “hot” oils – these oils can feel spicy when applied to the skin without dilution, Cinnamon, Clove, Oregano, Thyme, are examples of “hot” oils.
DILUTION & Why It’s Important
Dilution is when you add a carrier oil to your essential oil to dilute it (or extend how far the EO will go!) A carrier oil is a neutral oil like fractionated coconut oil, sweet almond oil, and many other options.
I personally use fractionated coconut oil, but it’s up to you which you use! YL has an AWESOME v6 carrier oil that comes with a pump and is super convenient!
For children, I love to make roller blends, so I can pre-dilute the oils and customize to fit their age and/or need.
6 months – 2 years // dilute 4x the label recommendation (example if it says 2:1, dilute 8:1) That means 8 drops of carrier oil and 1 drop of essential oil.
2 – 5 years // dilute 3x the label recommendation
5 – 10 years // dilute 2x the label recommendation
10+ years // follow label recomemndations
When you first start to use essential oils, start with diffusers! Let your kids help you add the drops of oil, fill it up, and talk to them about how they work with their senses.
When you want to use roller blends with your kiddos, especially toddler age and younger, I recommend applying to the bottom of feet first!
Thieves For President
This is a FAVORITE of the back to school essential oils!
What Young Living has to say about it, “Thieves essential oil blend is a powerful combination of Clove, Lemon, Cinnamon Bark, Eucalyptus Radiata, and Rosemary essential oils that fills any space with a rich, spicy aroma. As one of our most popular products, it’s no wonder that Thieves is included in so many of our home cleaning and personal care products. It is a key ingredient in Thieves Cleaner, Thieves Waterless Hand Purifier, Thieves Wipes, and Thieves Foaming Hand Soap. Thieves blend is your go-to for an invigoratingly clean and spicy scent that smells more like fall baking than harsh cleaning formulas.”
Thieves can be used for your body, your home your surfaces, and your air to help boost your immune system.
It even come in a convenient roll-on that is ready to use!
Roll this one on little feets before putting on socks to head out the door!
Routines help us feel at ease, we know what to expect, we can RELAX and be HAPPY! Integrating health and wellness into your daily routine is another layer of creating a happy healthy family. When our bodies are functioning optimally, we feel our best!!
Put your back-to-school essential oils out where you can see them, in places you’ll use them! Have a little station near your bedside, in the bathroom, in the kitchen, so as you go about your day, you can easily grab what you need and go!!
In The Bathroom:
+ KidScents Toothpaste, free from fluoride, dyes, synthetic colors, artificial flavors, or preservatives. This is a must-have every morning!
+ KidScents Lotion, for elbows and knees!
+ KidScents Shampoo & Bath Gel for shower days!
In The Kitchen:
+ DIY Detangler (½ cup of Lavender Conditioner, 2 cups distilled water, combined in a 24oz spray bottle!)
+ Thieves Roll-On, so convenient!
+ KidScents Geneyus, a drop on the wrists before running out the door!
+ KidScents MightyVites, vitamins for every day!
+ KidScents MightyPro, a prebiotic + probiotic, crucial for gut health!
In Kiddos Rooms:
+ Kidscents Sleepyize, down the spine before bed!
+ Dreamcatcher oil + Orange oil to fill up that diffuser before nap time!
KidScents oils are a MUST-HAVE! I love this line of pre-diluted back-to-school essential oils ready-made for kids.
+GeneYus is an excellent blend to diffuse for young minds that are focusing and concentrating on projects. Love this one in the diffuser or a drop on the wrist!
+ Apply Owie topically to improve the appearance of your child’s skin and those little owies. Keep this in your bandaid drawer with a roller on top.
+ Hello respiratory support! SniffleEase is a rejuvenating and refreshing blend formulated just for kids. You can roll it on their chest when those sniffles pop up!
+ TummyGize is a relaxing, quieting blend that can be applied to little tummies. Think tummy support or nervous tummy.
+ SleepyIze at bedtime rolled right down that spine is THE BEST! Good restful sleep sets our littles up for success in their days!
I want to share some dreamy diffuser blends with back-to-school essential oils with you:
+ Night Before School// 5 drops Lavender + 3 drops Cedarwood ( you can add orange oil to this one as well.)
+ Morning of the First Day// 4 drops Orange + 4 drops Stress Away
+ After School Wind Down// 6 drops Peace & Calming + 3 drops Tangerine
+ Homework Time// 5 drops Geneyus + 2 drops Citrus Fresh + 2 drops Peppermint
+ Before School Butterflies// 4 drops Valor + 4 drops Joy
Have you tried any of these diffuser blends?
DITCH & SWITCH
Okay, kids are home from school, and they had FUN at recess, it’s time to CLEAN UP!
Our skin is our largest organ, what we apply to our skin really matters. We want to take careful care to read the labels, do our due diligence, and ensure that the products we are allowing in our home and under our sink, are safe to use!
The KidScents line is highly concentrated, so if you are into DIY projects, I recommend doubling the bottle of shampoo and bath gel by diluting it with water.
You can pour half into a 2nd container, add water to both, emulsify by swirling it around, and voila -Twice the product!
If you are less DIY, advise your kiddos to only use a dime-size amount when they are washing up.
+ KidScents Bath Gel is a safe, gentle soap that cleanses and protects sensitive skin. Formulated with MSM, aloe vera, antioxidants, and pure Lemon, Cedarwood, and other essential oils, this liquid soap is pH balanced for children’s skin.
+ KidScents Shampoo contains no synthetic perfumes, colors, or toxic ingredients. The natural components in this shampoo—aloe, MSM, Chamomile, and Tangerine and Lemon essential oils—effectively and gently cleanse without causing irritation.
+ KidScents Lotion contains safe, gentle ingredients to moisturize and soften sensitive skin. The premium blend of MSM, shea butter, aloe vera, and pure Cedarwood, Geranium, and other essential oils supports healthy-looking skin for children of all ages.
Give these products a try, I’m sure you’ll love them!
MightyPro and MightyVites
MightyPro is a unique, synergistic blend of prebiotics and probiotics in a supplement specially formulated for children. Packaged in easy, one-dose packets that can be taken almost anywhere you go.
This supplement features over 8 billion active, live cultures to support digestive and immune health.
Featuring a great-tasting formula that can be added to cold food and drinks for easy consumption, MightyPro supports gastrointestinal and immune health and maintains gut health in children, keeping kids up and active.
That means fewer missed days of school, daycare, and playing with friends.
The appearance of healthy gut microflora has widespread and long-lasting consequences on your child’s well-being. MightyPro features the goodness of Young Living’s own Ningxia wolfberries and is formulated to support beneficial bacteria in the gut.
MightyPro single-serve packets are a convenient choice for the whole family, with a formula that promotes not only digestive health but also general health in both children and adults.
KidScents MightyVites include a full range of vitamins, minerals, antioxidants, and phytonutrients that deliver whole-food multi-nutrient support to your child’s general health and well-being.
Following in the footsteps of the recent Master Formula™ reformulation, MightyVites benefit from Orgen-kids®, a nutrient-dense, food-based superfruit, plant, and vegetable complex.
Free of preservatives and artificial colors and flavors, these delicious, berry-flavored chewables give your children full nutritional support.
I hope you enjoyed these back to school essential oils! I hope you walk away with new knowledge and are excited for Fall with your littles!
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