10 Back to School Essential Oil Diffuser Blends

Give your family a boost in the mornings, during homework time, and sleep with these essential oil diffuser blends for the Back to School season! These essential oils don’t just smell good, they will also support your health and wellness.

10 Back to School Diffuser Recipes Blends

Artificial Fragrances are Toxic!

I love to make my home smell like a spa, but when I used to use scented candles, plug-ins, and air fresheners, I found they would always give me a headache, make me feel confused, and even made my nose burn! I started to research why they’d affect me like that as I got into more natural living and found that these fragrance-filled products are very toxic to our health. 

Why? It’s because they disperse particles of formaldehyde and phthalates (thy-lates) into the air. Phthalates are small particles of plastic that are used to bind artificial fragrance molecules together. We then breathe in those tiny particles of plastic, and they get into our noses and lungs – yikes!

The term “artificial fragrance” stands for more than 3,000 chemicals, and companies do not have to disclose which chemicals are included. So there’s no way of knowing if the chemicals in the product are safe for our health or not. I don’t know about you, but I’d rather be safe than sorry, and now that I use essential oils, it’s SO easy to put a few drops in my diffuser or make room sprays like we’re doing today to make my home smell like a cozy, cabin in the woods during the fall!

Back to School Essential Oil Diffusers and Essential Oils

10 Best Essential Oils for Back to School

Click on the links to read more about the oil.

  1. Thieves* – immunity, germs
  2. Peppermint* – energy, focus, concentration, digestion, immunity
  3. Lemon* – immunity, focus, concentration, digestion, germs
  4. Citrus Fresh* – focus, concentration, creativity, brain food
  5. Lavender* – relaxing, calming, sleep, nerves
  6. Peace and Calming* – relaxing, calming, sleep, nerves
  7. Valor – emotional courage and bravery, also calming
  8. Bergamot – emotionally centering & grounding
  9. Vetiver – sleep, relaxing, nerves
  10. Frankincense* – immunity, brain food, concentration

* Indicates oils that come in the Premium Starter Kit. You save more than 40% by getting them in the kit as a bundled deal!

Back to School Diffuser Blends with Essential Oils like Thieves, Frankincense, Rosemary, Citrus Fresh and more!

10 Back-to-School Diffuser Blends

Wake Up Kiddos

  • 6 drops Peppermint
  • 2 drops Bergamot
  • 2 drops Lime

Happy Mama

  • 2 drops Bergamot
  • 2 drops Clary Sage
  • 3 drops Grapefruit
  • 2 drops Ylang Ylang

Happy Kids

  • 3 drops Geranium
  • 2 drops Bergamot
  • 2 drops Lavender

Calm Class

  • 4 drops Peace and Calming
  • 4 drops Orange


  • 2 drops Grapefruit
  • 3 drops Stress Away
  • 2 drops Sacred Mountain

Sweet Dreams

  • 3 drops Cedarwood
  • 3 drops Lavender
  • 1 drop Vetiver

Let’s Be Friends

  • 3 drops Ylang Ylang
  • 3 drops Orange
  • 2 drops Cedarwood

Homework Helper

  • 3 drops Citrus Fresh
  • 2 drops Clarity
  • 2 drops Peppermint

Brain Booster

  • 4 drops Frankincense
  • 2 drops Rosemary
  • 2 drops Citrus Fresh

Perfect Attendance

  • 3 drops Thieves
  • 2 drops Lemon
  • 2 drops Peppermint

How to Get Started with Essential Oils

I started using essential oils in 2011 to make my own cleaning products without toxins, which is also when this blog was born! I bought the cheapest oils I could find and eventually started to try to use them for our health, too. But we didn’t see any difference – my kids would still end up at the Pediatrician’s office, and we missed many activities due to sickness. In 2014, a friend told me about Young Living. I was skeptical that their oils would be any better than the ones I’d be trying, but I thought I’d try one last time. I bought their Premium Starter Kit and have never looked back! The oils worked straight out of the box. I continue to use their oils, supplements, and household products daily, and I love that I don’t have to worry about toxins or research ingredients. Learn more about Young Living here!


  1. Sara,
    Your ideas, knowledge, and recipes are valued resources to me! Thank you for consistently posting your blog.

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