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Best Essential Oils for Kids at School

Shiny shoes. Fresh school supplies. New outfits.

It’s already time to start thinking about heading back to school (where, oh where, did the summer go?!). But before the homework, parent meetings, and meet-the-teacher conferences, why not help your children and yourself. Beat the back-to-school madness and get a head start on the school year with some essential oils for kids!

We know back-to-school shopping certainly can get hectic, and we want you to be sure you have all your items checked off your list before inventory is gone and shelves are empty. So grab your school lists and get ready to stock up with essential oils for kids for yet another school year.

At Rocky Mountain Oils, we are all about wellness for the whole family, no matter where you go. That’s why our chemists created our Kids Line, an exclusive collection of kid-safe essential oils in roll-on form! Our roll-ons offer all the benefits of our regular essential oils but with added ease and versatility. Perfect for quick and easy applications, our Kids Line roll-ons are portable and designed for on-the-go usage.

All the roll-ons in our Kids Collection have a 2% dilution for a safe, worry-free, and mess-free experience for your little ones. So, before you have to set your alarm clock to ensure your kids don't miss the school bus stop, grab these back-to-school essentials (aka essential oils) and set up your kids for success!

Essential Oils for Kids to Succeed at School

1. Counting Sheep

Safe for kids ages 2+ ; may help ease insomnia.

Firstly, are your kids still wound up after homework, electronics, and baseball practice? Getting a good night's sleep is vital, help them fall asleep faster with the floral aroma of Counting Sheep. This essential oil blend features lavender, patchouli, and sandalwood in a fractionated coconut oil base. Apply to your children's feet, chest, or back after bath time for a peaceful night's rest for school tomorrow.

2. Immunity

Herbal-citrus aroma; natural immunity boost; antimicrobial.

Frankincense, lemon, cardamom, marjoram, and lavender make up our Immunity blend. This blend was made to help keep kids from bringing home all those stomach bugs and germs that go around the classroom. Apply this roll-on to your child's wrist and have them sniff throughout the day to give an extra layer of protection.

3. Concentrate

Clean, earthy, floral; May help reduce symptoms of ADHD.

Sometimes it's hard for kids to sit still during a test or classroom lecture. Our Concentrate blend employs vetiver, frankincense, lavender, and cedarwood to help students concentrate and stay on task. Whether it’s a final exam or just daily homework, our Concentrate blend can help keep your kids focused and productive.

4. Breathe

Sharp, menthol-like scent; clears congestion, eases muscles.

Flu season can be particularly brutal, with cold and flu germs going around classrooms like clockwork. While we can’t stop the common cold, if only! We can help your little one alleviate some of the symptoms with our Breathe blend. The combination of lemon, cedarwood atlas, frankincense, black pepper, lavender Bulgaria, and Roman chamomile is our Breathe Blend. This subtle, citrusy menthol fragrance helps to open up the sinuses and support breathing.

5. Ouchie

Herbal, floral scent; for kids ages 2+; decreases healing time.

Boo-boos, be gone! Mandarin, lavender, foraha, helichrysum, geranium, and fractionated coconut oil make up the Ouchie blend. This combination can help soothe stings and ease muscle aches and pains. So add Ouchie to your first-aid kit or pack it in your bag to stay prepared for any scrapes or scratches on your little one during soccer practice. And there's MORE! With 9 different oils in our Kids Line, you can be prepared for any surprises that your kid throws your way.

6. Kids Line Kits

Solve kids' daily challenges: from playtime to bedtime.

Don't know which oils to choose? Why not get a collection! Check out our Kids Line Kits and cover all your bases to ensure a healthy and successful school year for your child. Bringing you not one but TWO Kids Line Kits, you can choose which kit is better for you and your child's needs. Introducing our Kids Daily Kit with 4 roll-ons and our Kids Line Complete Kit with 9 oils, you can stay worry-free all year long knowing that your kid is healthy and protected. You can even use some Breathe, Clear Head, or Counting Sheep yourself while your kid is at school for some me-time or stress-free naps.

Back to School Self-Care

We know that nothing’s worse than when your kid is sick. But it is important to also remember to practice self-care for yourself so that you can provide the best care and comfort to your child when they are feeling unwell. We know that being a parent is a huge responsibility that comes with many roles and shoes to fill. For Instance, you’ve got to get up to fix breakfast for your kids, pack lunches, drive your kids to school or put them on the bus, and maybe go to work yourself. And that’s all before 9 a.m.! Then school ends, and homework, projects, extracurriculars, and dinner all need to be done—all before the next day, when you have to do everything all over again! It can get overwhelming, but we want to help make sure you are practicing self-care and taking care of your health. Therefore, you can continue giving your kids the best support possible.

How To Practice Self-Care

Lastly, check out some of these blogs for some tips on how to practice self-care to stay healthy and happy.

In addition, while society often encourages you to find your self-care in a glass of wine, why not try something healthier for the entire family?

  • Lavender is a great multipurpose oil that helps destress when kicking off the school year. Simply diffuse it in the living room or homework area in the evenings, or use it in the mornings to help reduce some of the chaos.
  • Ensure a good night’s sleep with the Night’s Rest hand and body cream from our Tohi line. Keep the lotion on your bedside table and massage onto the hands, feet, legs, back, or neck before bed.