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Best Essential Oils for Back to School

Best Essential Oils for Back to School

Essential oils can be aromatically motivating, inspiring, and encouraging to apprehensive students as they buckle up to get back to school. When you stop to consider the potential academic advantage they evoke, essential oils might be as valuable an addition to a student’s backpack as their laptop. Keep reading to find out why you should add essential oils to your back-to-school shopping list this fall!

The unique aroma constituents naturally present in essential oils offer many benefits to the back-to-school scholar; from scents that encourage creative inspiration, hit-the-books motivation, or even purifying protection from suddenly being thrown together with other students in classes and dorms. Easy-to-make aromatherapy recipes don’t just smell great, they may just prove to be the learning tools for getting a student to the head of the class. Here’s 7 of our best essential oils for back-to-school!


Brain-Power Boosting Rosemary 

Inspire a sense of boosted brain-power with the herbal, camphorous aroma of rosemary essential oil. Rosemary is traditionally associated with memory, recollections and nostalgia so is a great adjunct to reading and studying.

Lemon the Focus Booster

Bright & sweet, lemon essential oil is a kid-friendly focus booster that blends well with most essential oils. Mix up as a mist, like our Aura Cacia Kids Uplifting Aromatherapy Mist, or roll-on and pack for long school days.

Calming Lavender

Well known for its ability to calm or encourage a peaceful slumber, lavender is a great back-to-school oil for all ages! One whiff of Aura Cacia’s Bedtime Essential Oil Blend with Lavender will encourage a calm atmosphere to help during bedtime after a long day back at school.

Manuka for Purification and Protection

Manuka essential oil is a fresh, herbal scented oil that provides a sense of purification and protection. Add it to homemade hand cleansers or diffuse Aura Cacia’s Kids Clearing Aromatherapy Mist. with Manuka into room spaces (such as stuffy dorm rooms!) to cleanse stagnant air, or use it as an extra layer of protection during cold season.

Grounding Vetiver

Distilled from the tenacious roots of a tropical grass, vetiver’s candy-sweet, rich and earthy scent inspires a sense of grounding and stillness for those who are easily distracted or who are over-sensitive to their environments. Aura Cacia’s Kids Focus Essential Oil Blend with Vetiver helps students to focus on the task at hand, whether it be a class lecture or writing a paper.

Purifying Tea Tree Oil

The purifying and potent spice and camphor-like aroma of tea tree essential oil inspires a sense of cleansed protection during winter season challenges. Create a homemade hand rub, add to hand soap, or use one of our favorite back-to-school roller blends, Aura Cacia’s Kids Clearing Essential Oil Blend, with tea tree oil for a cleansing effect.

Tangerine for Creativity

To encourage creativity in your budding artist, keep fruity tangerine on hand! Diffuse on salts during arts & crafts time, or use Aura Cacia’s Cheering Tangerine Foam Bath during bath time on a school night.


Use these oils on their own, mix them together to create your own blends, or explore Aura Cacia Kids Aromatherapy Line!