The Essential Oil Personal Inhaler Guide for Back to School: Supporting the Whole Family

5 min to read
Jenny Williams

The back-to-school season brings a mix of excitement and preparation for families.

As the schedules become busier and the days more structured, incorporating essential oils into your routine can provide invaluable support for the entire family. From boosting focus and concentration to managing stress and promoting immune health, essential oil inhalers can be your allies in navigating the transition back to school. In this article, we’ll explore how to use essential oil inhalers to support every member of the family during this exciting time.

Directions: Add essential oils to a blank inhaler and keep close by in a backpack, school desk, or pocket. Inhale when feeling anxious.

1. Energize and Focus for Students ages 5 and above:

For kids and teenagers heading back to school, maintaining focus and energy is crucial. Essential oil inhalers can be customized with oils like Peppermint, Rosemary, and Lemon to enhance alertness and cognitive function. Inhaling these invigorating scents can provide a quick and effective boost.

Clarity Boost: Focus Blend for Older Kids (above ages 8) & Adults
Essential Oils:
6 drops Rosemary Oil (Rosmarinus officinalis ct. camphor)
6 drops Lemon Oil (Citrus limon)
2 drops Peppermint Oil (Mentha × piperita)

2. Soothe First Day Jitters:

Starting a new school year can be nerve-wracking for children of all ages. Essential oils like Lavender and Green or Red Mandarin are well-known for their calming properties. Create an inhaler blend by combining a few drops of these oils to help ease feelings of nervousness and promote a sense of tranquility.

Soothe & Calm: First-Day School Blend for Kids (Ages 5+)
Essential Oils:
3 drops Lavender Oil (Lavandula angustifolia)
3 drops Mandarin Oil (Citrus reticulata)
2 drops Cedarwood Oil (Juniperus virginiana)

3. Immune System Support:

With the exposure to new environments and potential germs, supporting the immune system is vital. Essential oil inhalers with oils like Tea Tree, Eucalyptus, and Frankincense can help boost immunity. Inhaling these oils throughout the day can provide continuous support for overall wellness.

Immune Support: Chase Away Cold & Flu
Essential Oils:
5 drops Tea Tree Oil (Melaleuca alternifolia)
5 drops Frankincense Oil (Boswellia carterii)
5 drops Eucalyptus Oil (Eucalyptus radiata or globulus)

Note: For children ages 5-10 replace Eucalyptus oil with Mandarin and decrease to 3 drops each.

4. Stress Relief for Parents:

Parents can also feel the stress of the back-to-school rush. Essential oils like Lavender, Bergamot, and Ylang Ylang can help ease stress and anxiety. Inhale the calming scents from these inhalers to find a moment of relaxation and relief.

I'm Exhausted!: Relaxation & Relief
Essential Oils:
7 drops Lavender Oil (Lavandula angustifolia)
6 drops Bergamot Oil (Citrus bergamia)
2 drops Ylang Ylang Oil (complete) (Cananga odorata)

5. Healthy Sleep Habits:

Adjusting to new routines can sometimes disrupt sleep patterns. Encourage a good night’s rest by using essential oil inhalers with sleep-inducing oils like Lavender, Cedarwood, and Roman Chamomile. Inhale these soothing scents before bedtime to promote relaxation.

Now I Lay Me Down To Sleep
Essential Oils:
7 drops Lavender Oil (Lavandula angustifolia)
5 drops Cedarwood Oil (Juniperus virginiana)
2 drops Roman Chamomile Oil (Chamaemelum nobile)

Note: For children ages 5-10 decrease to 3 drops Lavender, 2 drops Cedarwood and 1 drop Roman Chamomile

6. Stay Organized and Motivated:

For busy parents and students alike, staying organized and maintaining motivation are key. Essential oil inhalers with oils like Grapefruit, Peppermint, and Ginger can help enhance our motivation. Inhale these scents whenever you need a mental boost.

I Can Do It!
Essential Oils:
8 drops Grapefruit Oil (Citrus paradisi)
6 drops Ginger Oil (Zingiber officinale)
2 drops Peppermint Oil (Mentha × piperita)

Note: For children ages 5-10 decrease to 4 drops Grapefruit, 3 drops Ginger and do not add the Peppermint.

7. Boosting Confidence:

Starting a new school year can also be an opportunity to boost confidence levels. Essential oil inhalers with uplifting oils like Bergamot, Frankincense and Cedarwood can be inhaled to promote a positive mindset and self-assuredness.

Courage and Confidence
Essential Oils:
7 drops Bergamot Oil (Citrus bergamia)
6 drops Frankincense Oil (Boswellia carterii)
2 drops Cedarwood Oil (Juniperus virginiana)

Note: For children ages 5-10 add 3 drops of each oil.

As you gear up for the back-to-school season, remember that essential oil inhalers are powerful tools that can enhance the well-being of your entire family. Whether you’re looking to promote focus, manage stress, or support immune health, there’s an essential oil inhaler for every need.

By incorporating these natural remedies into your daily routine, you’re setting the stage for a successful and harmonious school year for everyone in the family. Personal inhalers are an ideal way to personalize an essential oil experience and keep those aromas in your pocket for the exact time you or your family members need some additional support going back to school this fall.

Remember, always prioritize safety and avoid Peppermint and Eucalyptus for children ages 5 and below. Enjoy your aromatic journey through the school year!

From calming the butterflies on the first day to maintaining focus throughout the semester, these blends will be your aromatic allies. Here's to a centered, productive, and serene school year.

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