6 Best Essential Oils For Classroom or Homeschool with Diffuser Blends

With all the talk of essential oils and wellness, you may be wondering how to incorporate them into school time for kids. We've got some great ideas for incorporating essential oils in to a classroom or homeschool setting. Here you will find tips on how to create an environment that supports learning with essential oils whether at home or in a school room!
6 Best Essential Oils For Classroom or Homeschool with Diffuser Blends by Loving Essential Oils

Often times classrooms are a place of chaos and concern, yet other times, they are serene and calm. Try fitting several 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 and even during home school. Teachers and parents have had excellent outcomes using them to promote a healthy learning environment

Using essential oils in the classroom or at home with your kids can reduce undesirable behavior, calm children, clear unpleasant odors, boost mood and sharpen metal focus.

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

6 Best Essential Oils For School by Loving Essential Oils

6 Essential Oils For Classroom or Homeschool

    1. Lemon Essential Oil (Citrus limon)

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

    2. Lavender Essential Oil (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.
    • A favorite oil for helping children settle down.

    3. Sweet Orange Essential Oil (Citrus sinensis)

    • Kids love the smell of orange oil.
    • Its refreshing aroma combats stress and fatigue.
    • Diffuse to create an uplifting atmosphere and lots of smiles with this yummy oil scent.

    4. Grapefruit Essential Oil (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 Essential Oil (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 Essential Oil (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.

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    Kids Diffuser Recipes for School Time

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

    Add one of the school essential oil recipes below to an aromatherapy diffuser with recommended water for your diffuser tank. Turn on the machine and enjoy the aroma. I like to use a 100-200 ml water tank diffuser but you can use whatever size you prefer.

     Kids Calming Diffuser Blend

    When the kids need to settle down, try this calming recipe.

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

     

    Kids calming diffuser blend by Loving Essential Oils with lavender, bergamot, and frankincense

     Clean and Fresh Diffuser Recipe

    Clear out stale air in the classroom and bring in some freshness in with this essential oil blend.

    • 3 drops Tea Tree oil
    • 2 drops Lemon oil

     

    Essential oil blend for school - Clean and fresh by Loving Essential Oils with lemon and tea tree

     Relax Time Diffuser Blend

    Time for kids to relax and rest with the natural aromas of lavender and orange, a wonderful essential oil combination.

    • 4 drops Lavender oil
    • 2 drops Orange oil

     

    Classroom diffuser blends - Relax time by Loving Essential Oils with lavender and sweet orange

     Study Time Diffuser Blend

    Time to put on thinking caps and focus on school tasks and studying, diffuse this mentally stimulating blend of oils.

    • 3 drops Spearmint essential oil
    • 3 drops Orange essential oil

     

    Essential oil blend for home school study time by Loving Essential Oils with orange and spearmint

     All Smiles Diffuser Recipe

    Let the smiles shine and the good times roll with this diffuser blend!

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

     

    Home school diffuser blends all smiles by Loving Essential Oils with grapefruit, lemon, and orange

     Positive Feelings Diffuser Blend

    Promote self confidence and emotional balance with this fruity essential oil blend.

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

     

    Positive feelings essential oil blend for kids by Loving Essential Oils with bergamot, grapefruit, and frankincense

    Benefits of Using Essential Oils in the Classroom

    Check out some of the benefits that can be gained:

    • Help keep you and your students feeling happy and energized
    • To stay alert during long lectures
    • For calming down after a stressful lesson or test
    • As an air purifier to get rid of bad odors

    Alternative to Diffusing in Classroom

    Alternatively, you can have a jar of cotton balls with essential oils dropped on them. Place jar near a fan or open window to disperse the smell. You will need to refresh the cotton balls with 1 drop of oil ever so often when the scent fades. Close the jar up when not in use.

    Essential Oil Sprays for Classroom

    Room sprays are also a great way to freshen up the air in classroom and boost the mood. Just add 15 drops of essential oils in a 2 oz spray bottle, fill the rest with water.  Shake well before use and spritz as needed. Use within 1-2 weeks for freshness.

    6 Best Essential Oils For Children - Study Time Diffuser Blend

    Essential Oil Blends for Teachers

    A special thanks to all the teachers that make a difference in our children's lives. Whatever it is that you're dealing with in the classroom or at home, essential oils can greatly help.

     Stress Relief Blend 

    If parent or teacher is feeling especially stressed, try this stress relieving blend. Roll on the back of the neck and shoulders to relieve stress.

    • 4 drops Frankincense essential oil
    • 3 drops Orange essential oil
    • 3 drops Lemon essential oil
    • Jojoba oil
    • 10 m roll on bottle

    Directions: Add essential oils to the roller 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. 

     

     Headache Support Roll On

    If the teacher or parent has a headache, try this roller remedy.

    • 4 drops Lavender essential oil
    • 4 drops Peppermint essential oil
    • 2 drops Frankincense essential oil
    • Jojoba oil
    • 10 ml roller bottle

    Directions: Add essential oils to the roller bottle. Fill rest of bottle with jojoba oil. Roll onto neck and temples as needed.

     

    Where to Buy Essential Oils

    Essential oils are great because not only do they make you feel good physically but mentally as well. I love having them around since they have so many benefits like clearing the air of bad odors, improving moods by releasing calming scents in your home or office for instance!

    We are frequently asked what essential oil brand we like, here are some of our favorites:

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