Essential Oils for Kids: Back-to-School Routines

essential oils for kids back-to-school routine

Get this new school year off to a great start with essential oils for kids that help with mood, focus, immune support and more! Getting them into a habit of using the oils will set them up for success!

Morning Routine


citrus oils, mint oils, grounding oils – Motivate, Wild Orange & Peppermint

Quick, healthy breakfast:

consider incorporating doTERRA Trim Shake & TerraGreens … Here are a few ideas:

Recipe: Sara Mize TerraGreens Smoothie
1/4 c frozen blueberries
1/2 c frozen strawberries
1 cold banana
1 cup almond milk
1 scoop doTERRA Terra Greens
Blend in blender & serve

Recipe: CelticHobbitMama Breakfast Smoothie
frozen blueberries
1/4 frozen banana
1/2 cup of oatmeal
ground flaxseeds
chia seeds
Chocolate Trim Shake
PB2 peanut butter powder
coconut milk
Blend in blender & Serve.

Recipe: Salt and Wit Cheesecake Protein packed, make ahead breakfast!
1 cup frozen blueberries
½ cup unsweetened vanilla almond milk
1 scoop Vanilla Trim Shake (adapted)
toothpick of lemon essential oil (adapted)
1 cup rolled oats
2 Tablespoons chia seeds
¼ cup cream cheese
½ cup vanilla Greek yogurt
maple syrup to taste
Mix in a bowl, place in small bowls/mason jars, cover and refrigerate at least 4 hours, overnight is best.

Personal Hygiene:

OnGuard Toothpaste, HD Clear Skincare Line

Recipe: Skin Blemish Blend (10ml)
10 drops Cypress
10 drops Lavender
10 drops Wild Orange
10 drops Citrus Bliss
5 drops Geranium
top off with Fractionated Coconut Oil (FCO)

Recipe: Lice Repellent Spray
2 oz glass spray bottle mix
10 drops Eucalyptus
10 drops Geranium
10 drops Melaleuca
top off with distilled water.
Shake bottle well and spray on hair before school.

Reduce Toxic Exposure:

Use OnGuard products — protective blend, beadlets, foaming hand wash, toothpaste, softgels

Immunity Booster 5ml Rollerball
4 drops OnGuard
4 drops Melaleuca
4 drops Arborvitae
4 drops Lemon
4 drops Frankincense
top off with Fractionated Coconut Oil

Focus & Behavior Support:

Balance grounding blend, InTune focus blend, Peace reassuring blend, Vetiver, Patchouli, Cedarwood

Recipe: Jeddy’s Blend 5 ml rollerball
9 drops Balance
3 drops Patchouli
5 drops Serenity
8 drops Lavendar
3 drops Vetiver
top off with Fractionated Coconut Oil
Apply to back of neck, carotid artery, big toe.

School Day Support

Inhalers are great, safe, portable ways to provide mood, focus, behavior support.
Encourage good hand washing and use non-toxic hand cleanser when unavailable.

Afterschool Routine

Mood: Diffuse – citrus oils, grounding oils, calming oils, focus oils

Recipe: Brain Power Diffuser Blend
2 drops Frankincense
2 drops Cedarwood
1 drops Rosemary
2 drops Grapefruit

Recipe: Happy Homework Diffuser Blend
1 drops Patchouli
4 drops Bergamot
2 drops Ylang Ylang

Recipe: Let’s Get It Done Diffuser Blend
1 drops Sandalwood
3 drops Lemon
2 drops Spearmint

Athlete Support

Pre-workout: DeepBlue Rub on muscles, gentle movement, stretching

Energy & Stamina: Peppermint (daily is great), Mito2Max (no stimulants), Breathe (feeling of open airways)

Hydration: water unless exercise for over 1 hour or hot and sweating, coconut water isa good replacement, add sea salt for electrolytes.

Recovery: Meal – doTERRA TrimShake with whole, non-homogenized milk & banana – 30 – 120 minutes after exercise

Muscle Support: alternate hot & cold shower/bath, Epsom salt bath – soak for 20 minutes, can add a few drops essential oil like AromaTouch, White Fir, Marjoram, Cypress (mix in the salt, then dissolve in the bath)

Minor Body Wear & Tear: RICE (rest, ice, compression, elevation), Lemongrass (ligaments/tendons), Marjoram (muscle),
AromaTouch, Cypress, White Fir, Wintergreen, DeepBlue, Past Tense, DeepBlue Polyphenol Complex

Evening Routine

Limit evening electronics. Turn off screens at least 30 minutes before bedtime.

Personal hygiene routine (OnGuard Toothpaste, skincare).

Bedtime routine: applying oils to feet or pillow or diffuse grounding/sleepy oils (Lavender, Serenity, Juniper Berry, or other grounding/calming oils), quiet time, regular bedtime

Tammy Tenison

About Tammy Tenison

Tammy Tenison is a clinical aromatherapist, wellness advocate, and Gold doTERRA team leader who has taught thousands of families how to safely and effectively use essential oils and natural solutions to manage their health and wellness. She is a wife, mom and mimi who makes her home in the Ozark Mountains of North Central Arkansas.

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