Back to School with Essential Oils: Make Your Own Wellness Blend

essential oils natural wellness Mar 23, 2021
child studying homework without essential oils

Whether you homeschool or send your kids to public school, all of us moms and dads are concerned with keeping our kids healthy! We make sure they wash their hands often, get enough sleep, and watch their diet closely. That’s what makes our kids love us so much, right?!?

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Today I would like to share with you one more piece to the staying healthy puzzle that has been wonderful for my family – the use of essential oils in our daily routine.

Everyone’s needs are different, but there is one little mix that I have found beneficial for all 5 of us! I call it my Wellness Blend. I mix 5 different oils together and dilute and put a roller ball on top for the easiest application. Here is the recipe to mix in a 15 ml bottle:

30 drops Thieves essential oil blend

30 drops Melrose essential oil blend

30 drops Lemon essential oil

15 drops Oregano essential oil

15 drops Frankincense essential oil

Fill the rest of the bottle with carrier oil of choice (almond oil, grapeseed oil, olive oil).

Please note that this is about a 1:1 dilution ratio, so if you want it diluted more, you will need to modify. Also, the Thieves and oregano are ‘hot’ oils so please be mindful of this as well.

How I use my Wellness Blend

The feet are the second fastest area of the body to absorb oils because of the large pores so sometimes I’ll rub it across their feet before they start school, but I ALWAYS swipe it on all of our feet before bed to help maintain a strong immune system. There are also times when I feel that our immune systems need extra support and then I use this blend more often throughout the day.

Now because of the ‘hot’ oils (meaning it can be irritating to the skin if not diluted) contained in this blend, I mostly just use on the feet. However, two of my kids are not bothered by the ‘hot’ and love to have this blend rubbed on their necks and chest.

Another benefit of making your own Wellness Blend is that you can modify to fit your specific needs or wants. For example, if you would like added respiratory support, then you could add eucalyptus essential oil to the blend too! Another example is that sometimes I have used orange essential oil instead of lemon…just because!

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Why these oils?

Thieves and oregano may help support healthy immune function and contribute to overall wellness. Melrose is a blend with powerful cleansing properties. Lemon contains the constituent limonene. Frankincense has a broad range of uses with its grounding properties – and that’s just the tip of the iceberg.

I hope this Wellness Blend can find its way into your family’s routine. I wish you all a very healthy school year!!

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Tricia is a wife and stay at home mom. She loves sharing her love for essential oils and gardening (and most everything that goes with it - except the weeds) on Instagram.

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