School Days – Essential Oil Tips

Back to School – Essential Oil tips by Julie Howard


Julie Howard is back to share with us some ways essential oils can improve our lives.  {*Proud mommy moment…  The post is filled with images of my three kids on their first days of school.  The twins didn’t start until the end of September due to construction delays, and my baby started his first year of Montessori preschool!  So cute.}  The rest of the article is all in Julie’s words.  Enjoy!!

We just had our school ‘Fall Carnival’!  Where has September gone?  The school year is in full swing now!….and unfortunately so  is the germ warfare our kids are exposed to daily.  Here are some essential oil tips  we use to keep our kids germ free and their immune systems strong.  Also…some other great uses of essential oils for kids in school!

 So lets start with the ‘big guns’.   On Guard protective blend with clove, cinnamon, eucalyptus and rosemary essential oils is the number one defense against germs!  Not only is this blend immune boosting and antibacterial, it has also been shown to kill viruses! (Check out the science:

Mixing onguard with fractionated coconut oil (1:1 ratio) and putting it into a roller bottle…makes it simple to apply daily to bottoms of feet and on spine.

Also make a sanitizing spray or gel to send to school with your kids and keep one in the car too! This is a gentle, non-toxic, alcohol-free formula.

Mix  20 drops of On Guard, 5 drops of fractionated coconut oil and 1 ½ ounces of aloe vera juice or distilled water into a 2 ounce spray bottle (or make it a sanitizer gel by substituting pure aloe for the aloe juice).  doTerra makes a foaming hand soap that  we keep at each sink.  We felt it would be beneficial to donate a few bottles to the classroom as well!



 Most parents fear the nightmare of LICE!

Here is a preventative recipe to AVOID lice in the first place.

 Mix Eucalyptus and Melaleuca in your childs shampoo and conditioner. Other great oils to add are rosemary, lavender and Peppermint.  Approx 2-3 drops per oz.    Or add to a ‘leave in’ detangler, spraying from roots to end.


If your kids are nervous about testing, a play, or a big game at school….Serenity blend works great to calm nerves and help your child relax.  This warm, calming blend includes lavender, sweet marjoram, roman chamomile, ylang ylang, sandalwood and vanilla.

  Mix  into a roller bottle with fractionated coconut oil (1:1 ratio) and apply it behind the ears, over the heart, and on the wrists.  Diffusing is very effective!  Also…for extra anxiety try adding Elevation joyful blend to your roller bottle. (1:1:1 ratio)



These oil blends are signature blends from doTERRA.  I always recommend doTERRA oils because I know I can trust the integrity of the oils to be of the highest quality! Which means purity and effectiveness!

Essential oils are very effective for  other ‘back to school’ ailments such as ADHD, earaches, tummy aches, focusing, and many more…please contact me if you’d like an oil recipe for any of these!

Heres to a Happy, Healthy School Year!


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