6 Best Essential Oils For Classroom

6 Best Essential Oils For Classroom

Often times classrooms are a place of chaos and concern, yet other times, they are serene and calm. Try fitting 30 kids and one or two teachers emotions all in the same room and see what you get. School.

For some kids, they will need to perk up, maybe they become tired. Yet others need to perk down. Maybe they are just a little to antsy that day and are having trouble calming down. Essential oils can help either way.

Essential oils can play an important role in any classroom. Teachers have had excellent outcomes using them to promote a healthy learning environment

Using essential oils in the classroom can reduce undesirable behavior, calm students, clear unpleasant odors, boost mood and sharpen metal focus.

Here are the 6 best essential oils for any classroom and why you would use them.

6 Best Essential Oils For Classroom

6 Essential Oils For Classroom:

    #1. Lemon (Citrus limon)

    -Lemon essential oil has an energetic nature. It helps to ease worry and fear. Lemons fruity aroma can removing unpleasant odors and germs. It is supporitve of the body and uplifts the mood.

    #2 Lavender (Lavandula angustifolia)

    -One of the most popular and versatile oils available. Lavender has a gentle and appealing aroma that is calming, relaxing and stress relieving.

    #3 Sweet Orange (Citrus sinensis)

    -Kids love the smell of orange essential oil. Its refreshing aroma combats stress and fatigue. Diffuse to create an uplifting atmosphere and lots of smiles.

    #4 Grapefruit (Citrus paradisi)

    -Grapefruit has the ability to restore vitality and uplift the spirit. It helps to impart confidence and ease anxiety. Diffuse for a happier classroom and getting rid of germs.

    #5 Spearmint (Mentha spicata)

    -Spearmint is a great kid safe oil from the same family as peppermint.  It can uplift the mood, ease tension, and reduce emotional agitation. Use for natural energy and boosting mental concentration (perfect before test!).

    #6 Bergamot (Citrus bergamia)

    -Bergamot is well known for its ability to bring physical and emotional balance. It is also has antiseptic properties so it is great for germs. Diffuse to freshen the air or when emotional stress relief is needed.

    How to Use an Essential Oil Diffuser in the Classroom

    Many teachers like to diffuse oils in their classrooms by using an essential oil diffuser to disperse the oils throughout the room.  That way there, the entire class benefits from the aroma. 

    It is best to keep it simple with single essential oils at first to ensure students do not have any sensitivities to the oils. 

    You would just add 4-6 drops of your chosen essential oils to a diffuser with the recommended water amount your diffuser requires.

    When ready, you can try some essential oil combinations for school time!

    Diffuser Recipes for School Time


    When the kids need to settle down

    • 2 drops Lavender
    • 2 drops Bergamot
    • 1 drop Frankincense

    Clean & Fresh

    Clear out stale air in the classroom and bring in some freshness

    • 3 drops Tea Tree
    • 2 drops Lemon

    Nap Time

    Time for kids to relax and rest

    • 4 drops Lavender
    • 2 drops Orange

    Study Time

    Time to put on thinking caps and focus

    • 3 drops Spearmint
    • 3 drops Orange

    All Smiles

    Let the smiles shine and the good times roll!

    • 2 drops Lemon
    • 2 drops Grapefruit
    • 2 drops Orange

    Positive Feelings

    Promote self confidence and emotional balance

    • 2 drops Bergamot
    • 2 drops Grapefruit
    • 2 drops Frankincense

    6 Best Essential Oils For Classroom - Study Time Diffuser Blend

    Alternatively, you can have a jar of cotton balls with essential oils dropped on them.  Place jar near a fan to disperse the smell.  You will need to refresh the cotton balls with 1 drop of oil ever 1-2 hours.

    Essential Oil Sprays are also a great way to freshen up the air in classroom and boost the mood.  Just add 15 drops in a 2 oz spray bottle, fill the rest with water.  Shake well before use and spritz as needed.

    Essential Oil Help for Teachers:

    -If teacher is feeling especially stressed, they can roll on Stress Relief Blend on the back of their neck to relieve stress. Add 4 drops frankincense, 3 drops orange and 3 drops lemon essential oil into a 10 m roll on bottle. Fill rest of bottle with jojoba oil. Roll on wrists or shoulders & neck. Roman Chamomile is also great for relieving stress, as is Lavender. 

    -If the teacher has a headache, try Headache Support Roll On: Add 4 drops Lavender, 4 drops Peppermint, and 2 drops Frankincense essential oil into a 10 ml roller bottle. Fill rest of bottle with jojoba oil. Roll onto neck and temples as needed.

    -Clean classroom naturally without chemicals using Natural Cleaner Spray Recipe.

    Whatever it is that you're dealing with in the classroom, essential oils can greatly help.

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    Jennifer Lane - Certified Aromatherapist

    BIO: Owner and founder of Loving Essential Oils. I am a Registered Nurse and Certified Aromatherapist that loves to look toward essential oils and aromatherapy for all natural physical, emotional and spiritual support. I love creating and sharing DIY Essential Oil Recipes & Blends. Thank you so much for allowing me to be part of your essential oil journey!

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