Wellness Essentials for Back to School

It's August and with it comes the end of summer break and the start of kids heading back to school. Time to start planning for school starting and getting back to our usual routines. 
The start of the school year can stir up many feelings and it also means your kids will be exposed to more germs and toxins throughout the day. 
In this article we will discuss: 
  • Immunity Support
  • Gut Health
  • Managing Big Feelings/Mood Support 
  • Homework Helper Blends
  • Calming Oils for Sleep 
  • Cleaning 
  • Keeping the Air Clean

Immunity Support

The key to staying healthy is proper nutrition and supplements. This is especially true for our kids as they head back to school and are exposed to more people and different germs. Luckily doTERRA carries a children's supplement line that is perfect for keeping them healthy and supporting their brains. 
Start the day off right with Vitamins and Supplements 
3 Supplements My Kid Takes Everyday 
  • IQ Mega
  • A to Z Chewable
  • PB Assist Jr.

 IQ Mega 

The below statement comes directly from doTERRA’s website. 
doTERRA IQ Mega takes the fishy taste out of fish oil and puts the fresh orange flavor of doTERRA Wild Orange CPTG® essential oil in this great tasting and easy-to-swallow omega-3 supplement providing 1,300 mg of concentrated, omega-3 fatty acids per serving. IQ Mega contains the essential nutrients DHA and EPA to support healthy brain, cardiovascular, immune, and joint function. IQ Mega is formulated to be used daily by children and adults with doTERRA a2z Chewable™ tablets.
My daughter loves this, she takes it right off the spoon and will remind me if I forget about it. 
Parenting hack: If your kiddo doesn’t love the taste of this as much as mine does, just add to juice.  

A to Z Chewable

The below statement comes directly from doTERRA’s website. 
doTERRA a2z Chewable is a proprietary formula of ingredients developed with children and adults who have difficulty swallowing capsules in mind. Combining a blend of B vitamins with a blend of vitamins A, C, and E, as well as botanical extracts, doTERRA a2z Chewable supports healthy cell development and longevity when taken daily. doTERRA a2z Chewable is formulated to be used with doTERRA Wild Orange–flavored IQ Mega® Omega-3 fish oil as a comprehensive dietary supplement that supports healthy immunity and cognitive function as well as antioxidant protection.
This chewable vitamin has a watermelon flavor your kids will love. You can also add this to your Lifelong Vitality Supplements for a discount. 

PB Assist Jr. 

This is going to help improve your child’s gut health. 
The benefits of PB Assist Jr. 
  • Delicious, powdered probiotic supplement 
  • Contains 5 billion live cells of 6 strains of friendly flora 
  • Supports healthy functioning of the immune system 
  • Supports optimal metabolism and absorption of nutrients
It tastes like a pixie stick, but without the sugar. 
For extra support try this blend below and add it to your child's backpack. 

Immunity Booster Blend 
  • 10 drops of Frankincense 
  • 10 drops of Lemon 
  • 10 drops of On Guard 
  • 5 drops of Oregano 
  • 10 drops of Tea Tree 
Add to 10 ml roller bottle and top off with fractionated coconut oil. 
To use: Roll onto the spine, back of neck, or bottoms of feet for daily support. 

Managing Big Feelings and Mood Support 

The first week back at school can be exciting and nerve wracking, for parents and kids. doTERRA has oils that can help manage those feelings. 

Adpativ Touch 

Adaptiv oil is doTERRA’s calming blend. 
It contains Wild Orange, Lavender, Copaiba, Spearmint, Magnolia, Rosemary, Neroli, and Sweetgum. 
This oil was designed to help decrease the stress response within the brain.
  • Helps boost mood 
  • Assists in centering 
  • Increases feelings of tranquility 
  • Soothes and uplift s
  • Reduces anxious feelings and tension 
  • Apply to pulse points to help with feelings of balance. 
  • Use to massage shoulders and neck to ease tension and relieve fatigue. 
  • Apply to hands, rub together, and inhale deeply as needed through the day. 
  • Roll on wrists and temples whenever you feel the need to gain composure quickly. 


This blend contains the following ingredients: Amyris, Patchouli, Frankincense, Lime, Ylang Ylang, Hawaiian Sandalwood, and Roman Chamomile essential oils. 

InTune is doTERRA's focus blend. 
This blend contains relaxing and uplifting aromas that make studying and working more delightful. 

You can apply this oil to the temples and back of the neck for your kids before they begin their homework. 


This blend contains the following ingredients: Peppermint Plant, Clementine Peel, Coriander Seed, Basil Herb, Yuzu Peel, Melissa Leaf, Rosemary Leaf, Vanilla Bean Absolute. 

Motivate is a combination of citrus oils and mint oils. This oil is similar to InTune and can be diffused or applied to the pulse points before kids start working on homework.

Try diffusing the oils listed below to improve concentration when kids come home from school and need to get homework done. 

Homework Helper Blend 
Wild Orange 

Try diffusing these combinations together 
  • Lemon and Peppermint 
  • Rosemary and Peppermint
If you don’t already have a diffuser or just want to get a new one, check out my post below for a review of all doTERRA’s diffusers. 


This is doTERRA's Grounding Blend. 
This blend contains the following ingredients: Spruce Leaf, Ho Wood Leaf, Frankincense Resin, Blue Tansy Flower, Blue Chamomile Flower, and Osmanthus Flower essential oils in a base of Fractionated Coconut Oil.

This blend is great for bringing harmony to the mind and body. You can use this oil to kick off the day, by applying it to the wrists and neck of your kids before they go to school. 

The next 7 oils listed can be bought separately or they can be bought together in the Kids Oil Collection. The Kids Oil Collection comes with the seven oils listed below, flashcards, and silicone toppers.


Whether your child is focusing on a quiz or test, starting their homework, or studying, they will definitely see a benefit from using this blend specifically formulated for focus.


Rescuer (Soothing Blend) is there for your family after all of the running, jumping, and playing is all done. Rub Rescuer onto legs, feet, and back to soothe a little one’s active, growing body.


Roll Brave on before a new or different situation to ease yourself or your child into a more comfortable atmosphere.


You name it, Calmer is there to help you help your child wind down and relax. Roll on wrists to melt away stress, or roll on the bottoms of the feet to prepare for bedtime.   


Stronger is a gentle powerhouse blend that has an uplifting aroma that rejuvenates and evokes feelings of wellness. I love to rotate Stronger with my other immune-supporting oils/blends.


Steady is ideal for daily centering as well as for times when feelings of anxiousness creep in (think before a test or before a performance). Rubbing Steady on the neck and wrists will calm and comfort emotions so be sure to send this with your child when they are in need of a little steadying.


This blend is essential to have for times of tummy distress. Maybe something from lunch didn't agree with your child or there is stomach flu going around school. Whatever the case may be, I highly recommend having one of these in your child’s backpack for any digestion issues.

It’s been a summer full of sleeping in, but now that school is back in session, you will want a roller blend to help wake the family up and get going for the day. 
Create a Rise and Shine Blend 
  • 10 drops of Peppermint 
  • 10 drops of Wild Orange 
  • Add to 10 ml roller bottle and top off with fractionated coconut oil  

Oils for Sleep

Waking up early, long days at school, and homework means our kids need good quality sleep. 

Here are some rough estimates of how much sleep children should be getting; this is especially important for school nights. 
Children 3-5: 10-13 hours to include naps 
School aged children 6-12: 9-12 hours 
Teens 13-18: 8-10 hours 


Serenity is doTERRA’s restful blend, it was specifically designed to help you get a more restful night’s sleep. 
This oil is a proprietary blend of Lavender Flower. Cedarwood, Ho Wood Lead, Ylang Ylang Flower, Marjoram Leaf, Roman Chamomile Flower, Vetiver Root, Vanilla Bean Absolute, and Hawaiian Sandalwood. 
Add serenity to the bottoms of your kids feet before bed, this will help the oil to soak into the pores and bloodstream to relax the body. 


This is an oil that is exceptionally calming, especially to people or kiddos who have trouble focusing during the day. 
This could be used during the day behind the ears on the bottom of the feet and in the diffuser. Vetiver oil is an earthy smelling oil. 

Apply this to the bottoms of kids feet or diffuse in their bedrooms before bedtime. 

Check out my blog post below about getting high quality sleep with essential oils. 

Keeping it Clean! 
Rosemary - A powerful cleanser that also supports healthy digestion, respiratory function, and mental focus.  
OnGuard Cleaner Concentrate - Contains rosemary, eucalyptus, wild orange, clove, and cinnamon essential oils.
One bottle of doTERRA On Guard Concentrated Cleaner can make 12, 12 oz bottles of cleaner. Grab a glass bottle, I typically upcycle my kombucha bottle and then buy the sprayer heads from Amazon. 
To make an all-surface cleaner add 1 tablespoon to a 12 oz glass bottle and then fill it up with water. The directions on the bottle say to 2 tablespoons of the concentrated cleaner for 24oz, so for a 12 oz bottle you would use 1 tablespoon. 
You can use this to clean backpacks, bottoms of shoes, toys, and more.
I have a blog post on how to make household cleaners out of essential oils, read that below. 

Items for the Lunch Box 
  • On Guard Wipes 
  • On Guard Hand Spray 
  • PB Assist Jr.

Items for the Backpack 
  • On Guard Hand Spray 
  • Breathe Drops 
  • Band-Aids
  • Lavender Touch 
  • Correct X 

Breathe Drops: 
The Breathe drops are infused with select oils from the popular blend Breathe, and they provide quick relief and cooling benefits to help maintain easy breathing. For your older kiddos, pop a few drops in their backpack and they can use them to support mental clarity as well! Advise them to pop one during a quiz or test and they will be breathing easy and thinking clearly in no time. 

Keeping the Air Clean


This blend contains the following ingredients: Wild Orange Peel, Clove Bud, Cinnamon Leaf, Cinnamon Bark, Eucalyptus Leaf, and Rosemary Leaf/Flower essential oils.

OnGuard is doTERRA's protective blend. It has an energizing and uplifting aroma and supports healthy respiratory function. When diffused this blend helps purify the air. Diffuse this oils to keep the air in your home clean and for respiratory support of the whole family.    


This blend contains the following ingredients: Litsea Fruit, Tangerine Peel, Grapefruit Peel, Frankincense Resin, Cardamom Seed. 

The information below comes directly from doTERRA's website. 

Close your eyes. The morning is crisp and clear. Take a deep breath. A fresh, sweet aroma begins to waft around you. Exhale. There’s a way to create that feeling any time, wherever you are: Air-X. A blend of natural essential oils, Air-X includes Litsea, Tangerine, Grapefruit, Frankincense, and Cardamom. With an intense citrusy, woody, and faintly herbal aroma, Air-X is designed to help freshen the air when diffused. Experimental research suggests that Litsea, an essential oil used in Air-X, soothes and promotes feelings of openness. Results from early research demonstrate Limonene, a major component found in Air-X, may provide cleansing benefits.

Diffuse this throughout your home to keep the toxins your family is inhaling  to a minimum. 

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