Essential Oils for Students

For the last two weeks I’ve had the song “Goin’ to school! Goin’ to school! Goin’ to learn the Golden Rule!” stuck in my head. If you weren’t a 2000s emo such as myself, you may not be as familiar with this hidden track by Mae.


Anyway, I know a lot of people, children and adults, who have returned to school this September. I decided to put together a list of essential oils for students. Whether you are enrolled in formal education or conducting your own self-directed learning, here are the essential oils to help you succeed and how to use them.

Essential Oils for Students

Essential oils for students to…

Enhance Focus – bergamot, cinnamon, fennel, lemon

Stimulate Creativity – bergamot, frankincense, lemon, rose

Relieve Headaches – chamomile, lavender, peppermint, spearmint

Combat Fatigue – peppermint, spearmint, patchouli, rosemary, sage, vetiver

Reduce Stress – bergamot, cedarwood, chamomile, frankincense, lavender, patchouli, rose, sandalwood, vetiver, ylang ylang

Manage Feelings of Anxiety – bergamot, frankincense, lavender, ylang ylang


Methods of Use

Topically – dilute with a carrier oil approximately 7-25 drops of essential oil to 25 mL of carrier oil to make a roll on dispenser or massage oil

Inhalation –  put into the air with a diffuser, buddha’s breath, diffuser necklace or bracelet


Safety note: Children between  6 and 12 years old should use half the essential oil as for adults. Teenagers over 12 can use the regular adult concentration.


I’m thinking I will make this “Essential Oils for” into an ongoing series. I want to hear your requests for who to compile a collection of essential oils for. Please leave ’em in the comments. Thanks!


What essential oils for students do you use?

Essential Oils for Students

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6 Comment

  1. Reply
    Amy R
    September 20, 2016 at 9:33 am

    We use essential oils almost every day by diffusing. I use study guide by Sage, frankincense, lemon or peppermint during the day usually. Then when Kenya gets home after school she almost always puts on orange. These are our daily go-tos.

    1. Reply
      September 20, 2016 at 10:41 am

      That sounds awesome! Brad diffuses the study blend from Saje at school too. Frankincense is one I haven’t tried on its own yet, but I always hear good things about it.

  2. Reply
    Amy R
    September 21, 2016 at 8:40 am

    And I definitely mean quick study at Saje, not study guide! I can never get the name right! haha! Today I’m using eucalyptus, thieves and frankincense on Ethan as he is stuffed up and starting to look like he is getting a cold.

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      September 21, 2016 at 12:13 pm

      Haha, yeah I knew which one you meant. Oh no, hopefully that will nip any cold in the bud! Brad’s been fighting something off too – going back to school is always hard on his immune system – so he’s been getting all the remedies, haha.

  3. Reply
    October 1, 2016 at 12:08 am

    Thank you so much Grace, my son suffers terribly from Migraines so I’m definitely going to try add chamomile, lavender and mint to his bath water before he goes to class. Thanks again

    1. Reply
      October 1, 2016 at 8:12 am

      You are very welcome. Aw, I’m so sorry to hear that your son has to go through migraines. My husband used to suffer from migraines (he hasn’t had one in a few years now, knock on wood, haha), and I can’t imagine that pain. My husband used a blend we have of peppermint, eucalyptus, cajeput, rosemary, lavender, and vetiver.

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