Essential oils for students are extremely beneficial for a number of different uses. Students are in constant need of a healthy atmosphere that can keep them calm and focused while studying. Essential oils can help students to carry a healthy sleeping schedule, feel clean, remove sinus infections, keep them relaxed and even trigger memory associations for remembering important terms. Essential oils act on the body through a process called aromatherapy, where chemical components from these oils help the body achieve states of relaxation, health and much more. If you are interested in reading more about how aromatherapy works you can read my introduction to essential oils here: What’s the Deal With Essential Oils? A Medical Student’s Perspective

The recipes in this list are created while using the ArtNaturals Essential Oil Introductory Kit and Diffuser. All you need to do is place the number of suggested drops in the diffuser and allow it to  evaporate and mix together. I’ll go through each of the recipes and explain the science behind these oils that help students with day to day activities. Pin this list for later use!

The Sinus Cleaner 

4 drops Eucalyptus oil + 4 drops peppermint oil

It is very common for students to develop colds and minor illnesses if they are spending the majority of their time studying and neglecting their personal health. Using this recipe once students notice the very first sign of congestion will help to alleviate blockage by breaking down the mucus built up and releasing it from the system.

Eucalyptus oil is seen often in spas and saunas with the purpose of helping to clear up congestion in the head and alleviate problems like headaches and runny noses. In homeopathic medicine it is traditionally used to help clear respiratory infections and is also a well known for its antibacterial, antifungal and antiviral properties.

Peppermint oil has the crisp, fresh sensation that leaves you feeling clean and renewed. The primary chemical component, menthol, is where the action comes in. It’s known for relaxing muscles and alleviate the minor aches and pains that comes along with sinusitis.

Ultimate Relaxation

4 drops lavender oil + 4 drops eucalyptus

High stress and anxiety is commonplace for students of all kinds. This simple recipe gives a student the feeling that they are in a spa or refreshing garden.

Lavender oil has contains the chemical linalool and linyl acetate which have been found in multiple studies to be associated with decreasing anxiety and improving mood. I explain this in more detail in my introduction to essential oils post.

Super Focus

4 drops lemongrass + 2 drops rosemary + 2 drops peppermint

When you’re studying, it’s important to be in an environment that’s void of distractions, and motivates you to push through the material as well as being calm and collected to recall the information with ease. The lemongrass helps to relax and unwind the body to prepare it to focus on learning new material.  Lemongrass is also a known anti-depressant which is extremely beneficial when in a study setting. The distinctive scent from the peppermint and rosemary makes it very easy to recall material you’re learning. Read more here.

Bath Time

4 drops tea tree + 4 drops orange

Tea tree oil is a common essential oil seen in spas along with eucalyptus oil. Tea tree is best used in steamed form and inhaled to clear the sinuses and leave the body feeling fresh and clean. Orange oil is great in combination with tea tree oil because of its effects on the mood. Orange essential oil has a direct effect on the olfactory system in your brain which immediately creates a boosted emotional response. This uplifted mood is perfect for the student whose working towards a goal.


4 drops lavender + 2 drops frankincense + 2 drops orange

This blend works great when you are ready to hit the sack after a long day in classes and studying. The three oil combo greats a beautiful scent that encourages rest and relaxation. Lavender is a popular essential oil known for its relaxing effects. The chemical components linyl acetate and linalool within lavender are known for their aromatherapeutic effects as well as promoting sleep. Frankincense is another popular oil used for it’s effects in helping with memory retention and emotional support. This is perfect for students who are looking for an extra boost to their memory while sleeping. Orange essential oil as mentioned above is the quintessential mood booster, when you sniff it you’re reminded of orange fields in California and it takes you back to a happy place in your memory.

Energy Booster

2 drops frankincense + 2 drops peppermint + 2 drops lemongrass

The final combination includes oils already discussed above. The smell from the peppermint oil is meant to overtake the other two oils whose purposes are to help boost memory and awaken the mind’s eye. The fresh, cool minty smell from peppermint essentially shocks your brain into wakefulness by activating the olfactory system.

Get your diffuser kit

Grab the ArtNaturals Diffuser Kit with all of these essential oils here.

What are your favorite diffuser combinations?

Leave a comment below telling me your favorite combination of oils, and what emotions or state of mind it helps you achieve! Don’t forget to pin this list and check out the ArtNaturals Diffuser and Starter Kit if you’re interested in diving into the world of essential oils.

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Essential oils have been proven to help increase mood and productivity. Take a look at these special blends designed specifically with students in mind. Also check out the FREE essential oil mood quiz! Essential oils have been proven to help increase mood and productivity. Take a look at these special blends designed specifically with students in mind. Also check out the FREE essential oil mood quiz!

Kate Maplethorpe

Kate Maplethorpe

Kate is an empathic healer and free spirit currently studying medicine in the British West Indies. She enjoys spending her free time reading tarot for friends and sipping rum punches on beautiful white sand beaches.
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