Young Living Back to School Essential Oil Recipes & Giveaway!

With school starting  it’s a good time to start boosting our immune systems and for me that also means stocking up on essential oils. As a “crunchy” mama I tend to gravitate towards the natural healing methods that help your body fight and boost your immunity rather than medicines that  just mask symptoms. Here are some of my favorites to use during the school year to help us get through all those back to school sickies.

  • Tea tree oil and peppermint- Household cleaning, in spray bottle for on the go disinfectant.
  • Clove oil- applied to the gums for teething and loose tooth ouchies.
  • Arnica- mixed with oil and applied topically for sore muscles and general achies.
  • Lavender-  in a spray bottle for on the go calm kid magic.
  • Eucalyptus- in baths or mixed with Vaseline for home made vicks vap-o-rub for colds.
  • Citronella and lemon grass- mixed with oil or in a spray bottle for natural bug repellent.

Recently I had a chance to test out some local Utah essential oils from the company Young Living.  This is no small mom n pop anymore, this company is one of the leading essential oil companies in the world and has some of the most advanced technologies.  Although this company has grown to be world known, they have not forgotten their Utah roots, their lavender is some of the most potent and delicious smelling oils and they use lavender from right here in Utah!

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I was sent a box full of their most popular oils along with a Rose Home Diffuser.  I  heard people in my crunchy moms groups mention diffusers but I had no idea what one was. After the first use I wondered how I ever survived without one. This device mists out essential oil and water and fills a room with whatever scent you infused it with.  I have been experimenting with the scents and doing research all week and came up with these 6 powerful combos for the most common back to school ailments.

Add these oils to your diffusor, bath, in a spray bottle  with water and mist the air or  mix with oil and massage into your skin.

  • Colds, Sniffles and Coughs, for all of those back to school yucks: 4 drops of Eucalyptus, 3 drops of Peppermint, 2 drops of tea tree oil  , 2 drops of Panaway
  • Bravery, for the kiddos having a hard time being away from home: 3 drops of Valor, 2 drops of Purification
  • Detox, to cleanse the house (and you) of all the rowdy school energy ( and germs!): 3 drops of Thieves, 2 drops of Purification
  • Calm down,  to help the kids get to bed at night: 3 drops of Peace & Calming, 3 drops of lavender
  • Focus, help with  focusing on homework: 3 drops of Brain Power, 2 drops of Magnify your Purpose
  • Mood Booster, for perking up the kiddos when they wake up or reinvigorating them when they get home: 3 drops of Joy, 2 drops of Lemon

Want to win a Young Living Back to School kit? I have one kit, valued at over $300 for one lucky reader!  Enter using the Rafflecopter entry form below.

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Disclaimer: This information is for educational purposes only, and is not intended to prescribe, treat, prevent, or diagnose any disease or condition.   The products in this post were gifted by the company, Young Living, however all opinions are my own.

About Mikaela

Mikaela is a transplant from Portland, fell in love with Ogden her first day in town and created Indie Ogden the next week. She enjoys outdoor adventures with her husband, 2 kiddos and fur baby and making a mess crafting. You can find her at a local cafe or cycling around town with her family.


  1. What an awesome giveaway! My favorite oil changes all the time, but lately it’s been peppermint. I’ve been spraying it around the cracks in my basement to keep spiders away and I love it!

  2. I have ben wanting to try essential oils for a while now, the diffuser looks amazing and I think lavender would probably be our first to try !

  3. Love young living and their oils!

  4. Favorie is thieves

  5. Ashley-Jayne says:

    I have been loving lavender lately and put it in everything. It’s especially wonderful in coconut oil (just the regular kind, not fractionated) and then applied to the hair. I have also been loving adding lemon to my water and to wipe down the kitchen counters. Peppermint has helped my headaches as well. This is all a new thing for me, and I only have 3 oils, but I’m completely obsessed!

  6. Desiree Eaglin says:


  7. Peace and calming is a fave!

  8. We love YL oils!

  9. I love Tea Tree Oil for scrapes and Chamomile behind my ears for calming

  10. Thieves – especially with school starting up again

  11. Loving Peppermint !!

  12. Jennifer M. says:

    I like Lavender because I love calm.

  13. Mary Calabrese says:

    Right now, it’s lavender. Yumm.

  14. cjjmesser says:

    I have never tried Young Essentials oils but I love the calming effect of lavender.

  15. Saver Sara says:

    I love Valor, Thieves and Grounding.

  16. I don’t yet have a favorite because I’ve never tried Young Living oils. I would love to win and be able to try some of them out :)

  17. erin noie says:

    Amazing giveaway! I absolutely love the calming effect of Peace & Calming and Joy. When diffusing at my mother’s house, the grandkids fight a LOT less! I also use tons of Lavender with all the scrapes the kiddos end up with playing outside.

  18. Would have to say that it would be the pepermint

  19. What an amazing giveaway! I have way too many favorites, but lately I seem to be using a lot of frankincense and lavender. A diffuser would be great to keep my family healthy!

  20. This is a great giveaway! I love the power of essential oil!

  21. Robin Miller says:

    My favorite YL oils are valor and thieves!

  22. My favorite is thieves!

  23. Nicole Trammel says:

    never tried these, frankincense and lavander are used a lot at our house

  24. I love essential oils and been using them for a couple years now. I just started branching out to different companies and would love to learn about YL too. I live patchouli.

  25. Lavender and Deep Relief are my favorites

  26. johnhutchens1 says:

    My favorite essential oil is Frankincense.

  27. Winning this would be like Christmas!

  28. Ashley Busse says:

    I absolutely LOVE eucalyptus! Best oil EVER!!!

  29. cassandra says:

    I love peppermint & lavender.

  30. I would have to say lavender.

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