The school season can bring overwhelm and anxiety to all of us, including our kids. Thankfully, there’s an easy and effective way to calm the entire household! Today I’m going to show you how to make an easy DIY calming essential oils blend for kids. This is great to keep on hand during stressful situations where you could use a little bit of calming.
There’s both a roller bottle and an essential oil spray recipe for two easy-to-use methods. I have officially dubbed this kid-safe essential oil blend “bye-bye overwhelm”.
Just because it’s filled with calming oils for kids doesn’t mean you can’t use it too! You can also use this relaxing essential oil blend for yourself! After all, we moms have a ton on our plates between getting everyone to school, after-school activities, homework, and so much more.
Erika Bragdon is a Certified Essential Oil Coach from the Essential Oil Institute.
Which Kid-Safe Calming Essential Oils Work Best?
First of all, if you are new to essential oils, please take the time to read this post about common sense essential oil safety. We want to be extra cautious, particularly because this blend is meant to be used on children’s delicate skin.
There are many calming essential oils out there, but I wanted to find ones that were child-friendly.
The six essential oils I chose to use for this relaxing essential oil blend are:
Each of these has calming traits that will help you (and your little ones) relax. However, it shouldn’t be so relaxing that it turns into sedating and makes you want to just take a nap. These calming oils for kids should help take the edge off of the nerves that are kicked into high gear during stressful moments at school or home.
I have found this blend works best when all six of the oils listed above are used. However, if you don’t have them all on hand, you can omit the spikenard and patchouli.
Which Essential Oil Brand is Best?
For the best results, you will want to choose a high-quality essential oil brand that is 100% pure and offers third-party testing for quality control. Read this post for more info on how to choose essential oils that work for you and your family (beyond the brand.)
How to Make the “Bye-Bye Overwhelm” Calming Essential Oils Blend
- 4 oz glass spray bottle
- Essential Oil Roller Ball Bottle
- Witch Hazel (I prefer this alcohol-free version)
- Fractionated Coconut Oil
- Lavender essential oil
- Frankincense essential oil
- Cedarwood essential oil
- Spikenard essential oil
- Copaiba essential oil
- Patchouli essential oil
How to Make a Relaxing Spray for Kids
DIY Relaxing Essential Oil Roller Bottle for Kids
How to Use this Oil Blend
Looking for more ways to use relaxing essential oil blends? Try these:
- DIY Relaxing Pillow Spray for Kids with Autism/ADHD/ADD
- Homemade Body Butter With Calming Essential Oils
- Calming Bath Salts for Kids
- DIY Holiday Calming Essential Oil Blend
- DIY Homemade Linen Spray with Essential Oils