Want to rid your world of synthetic chemicals? Here are some Ways to Use Essential Oil Sprays in the classroom and at home! SO easy!

There are several Ways to use Essential Oil Sprays in the classroom (or at home).   Whether it’s cleaning, calming, energizing, focusing, or freshening up, there is an oil that can be made into a spray to get the job done!   It is so easy to make using just 3 ingredients.  These sprays are healthy and safe to use, unlike many of the commercial sprays you can purchase at the store.  They are extremely cost-effective too.  Here are ways to use Young Living Essential Oils and make sprays…. ESSENTIAL OIL SPRAYS

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Here’s what you need:

Here’s what you do:

  1. Mix all ingredients together in a glass spray bottle. Shake to incorporate.    (Yes, it is that easy! )


*Lemon or Citrus Fresh Young Living Essential Oil*

*Brightening and Invigorating*

lemon oilcitrus fresh



Students walk through my classroom door at 7:50 each morning!  That’s REALLY early! Students are often very tired in the morning (and so is their teacher!),  so I spray lemon or citrus fresh around the classroom before they arrive. This helps to wake them up in the morning.  (and their teacher too!)

*Peppermint Young Living Essential Oil*

*Energizing and Focus*


When students need to take a test,  or if I find they are very tired and unfocused, I will spray peppermint around the classroom to wake them up. I find that spraying peppermint helps students focus during important task.  Peppermint activates “brain sparks”.

*Lavender or Stress Away Young Living Essential Oil*

*Calming and Relaxing*




When things are very chaotic and excitable in my classroom, I spray Lavender or Stress Away around the classroom. This helps students to calm down and relax.  I find that they focus on the scent because it is so delicious, bringing down the activity level almost instantly!


*Purification or Joy Young Living Essential Oil*

*Cleansing and Purifying, Odor Reducing*





After a sweaty gym class or a hot, stifling day in the classroom, you can imagine how pungent my classroom smells with 27 students.  I spray Purification or Joy spray throughout my classroom to freshen things up. Both of these oils are said to help to purify the air and eliminate odors.

*Thieves Young Living Essential Oil*

*Cleaner and Supports Immunity*


To clean things around my room and eliminate germs, I spray Thieves spray around my room. I will spray the phone, the doorknob, the pencil sharpeners, and anything frequently used by students.  This oil is one of the best cleaners around. The smell is amazing too!


ALL of these oils come together as the “Everyday Oils” in a Premium Starter Kit from Young Living Essential Oils. To order your kit, click here.

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19 Comments on Ways to Use Essential Oil Sprays (classroom and home)

  1. This is such a great idea! But I’m curious…do the oils break down the plastic of the spray bottles? I’ve read that you shouldn’t use EOs in plastic water bottles or in humidifiers because the plastic can break down over time. Since i’m a novice when it comes to using oils I’m completely dependent on those that have already been down the road I’m just taking the first steps on.
    Thanks for any info you can share!

    • Thanks, Jen! You are right that it is not best to use plastic containers while housing the oils. As far as I know though, it won’t break the plastic down, but the plastic is porous so it is the integrity of the oil that can be compromised. I do use the plastic spray bottles because I use these sprays so quickly it makes no difference at all. I store all of my skincare products in glass jars because they will stay in there much longer then the sprays will.

  2. Love making essential oil room sprays! For citrus oils we use glass because citrus oils break down petrochemicals in plastic bottles. I love my lavender room spray!
    Thanks for sharing on the Shine Blog Hop!

  3. We love our essential oils! I love all the ways you’ve come up with to use these in the classroom! Thanks for sharing on the Healthy Living Link Party!

  4. Hi! I love your ideas for the classroom! I’ll definitely be using these in mine. I hope this isn’t a silly question…I’m new to essential oils…why the alcohol in the recipe? I’ve seen other sprays that don’t use alcohol. Just wondering the reason for its inclusion. Thanks so much for these awesome recipes!

    • Oil and water do not mix. Adding alcohol fixes that. Alcohol allows the oil to disperse in the water and therefore, disperses the spray around in the air! It helps the scent disperse in the air as well! Enjoy! Let me know if I can help you with any other oil questions!

  5. Hi! I found your website from Pinterest~ And I am holding a Make n Take Essential oils class next week for some teacher friends. Do you mind if I share some of the information from this post with them if I reference back to your blog?? I love the option to make room sprays when a diffuser isn’t possible 🙂

    • Of course! Thanks so much! Feel free to share my Thin Mint recipe as well! They were SUPER popular and the use of YL Peppermint was key!:)

  6. Classrooms are a breeding ground for germs1 It’s such a pleasure to read and share your healthy, tips for using essential oil sprays in the classroom!
    Thank you for partying with us at the Healthy, Happy, Green and Natural Party Blog Hop. I’m pinning and sharing this!

  7. I am ready to make a lavender spray and a peppermint spray right away with the oils I have on hand. I am delighted that you shared these versatile essential oil sprays with us at the Healthy Happy Green Natural Party! I’m Pinning and sharing this!

  8. Would this be safe for little ones in my classroom? I have 4 year olds and also 9 year olds as part of my teaching assignment. Any concerns regarding allergies or asthma? Thank you!

    • I use them in my classroom everyday. ( I have no health issues in my room.) They are diluted in a spray bottle and they are sprayed in the air. If anyone in the building is using other store-bought air fresheners laden with synthetic-chemicals, I would be REALLY worried about that! 🙂

  9. I am just curious as I’m starting my oils journey and yes, with YLO…why does your link to glass bottles got to plastic bottles at Amazon?