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Need a little extra "somethin-somethin" to get your through Back to School?


We got you! Back to School can be stressful for your kiddos and you. Or maybe you’re making your list of items you need for a back to school celebration…red wine, white wine, more wine!

Back to School August

Either way, a great synergy blend to help “take a chill pill” during this time of year and that is safe to use on kiddos would be bonus material to go with that wine right about now.


We’ll keep this blog post short and sweet, so you can get back to what’s important…savoring your last few days with the former bundles of joy turned scalawags. These essential oil synergy blends can be used in a personal inhaler, an essential oil diffuser for inhalation, or blend it with a carrier oil (like jojoba wax) or your favorite unscented lotion for topical use. Roller balls are perfect for use with a carrier oil and are easy to use for the kiddos.


Synergy Blend #1: Calm-Anxiety

5 drops lavender (38%)

5 drops sweet orange (38%)

3 drops chamomile, roman (Chamaemelum nobile) (24%)

You might have the wine to help settle your nerves, but the cute little

chatterboxes might need a little calming to help them adapt to going back to school as well. For use on children over 5 years old. No safety concerns (always discontinue use if irritation occurs).


Synergy Blend #2: Immune Support

5 drops cedarwood (Juniperus virginiana) (42%)

3 drops lemon (25%)

2 drops lavender (17%)

1 drop black spruce (8%)

1 drop juniper berry (8%)

Ok, we all know the little buggers put their hands on everything and more

than likely those hands get rubbed across their faces or put in their mouths before they have a chance to wash them. For use on children over 5 years old. No safety concerns (always discontinue use if irritation occurs).


Synergy Blend #3: Sleep Blend

5 drops grapefruit (36%)

5 drops bergamot (36%)

3 drops patchouli (21%)

1 drop ylang ylang (7%)

The little wiggle worms might be talking your ears off about their first day back to

school and who sits in the 3rd row 5 over from the window while your eyes glass over and you force yourself not to get out the Benadryl, don’t do it, stay a-w-a-y from the medicine cabinet… this blend will help ease their adorable growing minds to support restful sleep so they can be ready to soak up all the learning like a little sponge on day 2, and day 3, and day 4, and on, and on. For use on children over 5 years old. No safety concerns (always discontinue use if irritation occurs).


The best way to try these blends is to make them and test it out for a few days. If you like what it does for you and your kiddos, consider making a batch blend to use in a variety of products. The easiest way to do this is by multiplication and percentages, ope, did we just bring math into the equation?! Why yes we did, we got you covered with the percentages though, just follow along…

Synergy Blend #1: Calm-Anxiety Example

5 drops lavender (38%)

5 drops sweet orange (38%)

3 drops chamomile (24%)

Drops don’t really help you know how much to make – on average there are about 20 drops per 1 ml; however, essential oils weight differently, so 1 drop of citrus oils weights much less than 1 drop of patchouli which is much thicker. For example, at 20 drops per 1 ml, a 15 ml blend will require 300 drops, multiply 300 by the percentage of each oil to get how many drops are needed. In this example,

to make a 15 ml blend, you would need 114 drops of lavender and sweet orange and 72 drops of chamomile. You could count out those 114 drops of lavender and hope you don’t lose your place, get interrupted, or have the sudden urge to use the restroom after all that wine you've been tasting.


Or….you could weigh out the oils and not only have a more accurate formula, but a much easier way of measuring. Multiply the size blend (in this case .50 oz or if you have a scale that weighs in mls/grams – then 15 ml/grams) by the percentage. Add the bottle to the scale, tare the bottle weight, and measure out your oils, taring after each oil so you can use the measurement without more addition.

In this example it is:

5 lavender (38%) – .19oz

5 drops sweet orange (38%) – .19oz

3 drops chamomile (24%) – .12 oz

.50 oz blend (or 15ml = .51oz)

1. Add glass amber bottle to scale, tare. (using glass is a must as straight essential oils will eat through plastic, and using amber colored glass helps keep the oils from oxidation (this is bad for your oils and can cause skin irritation if it happens).

2. Add lavender essential oil according to measurement, tare.

3. Add sweet orange oil according to measurement, tare.

4. Add chamomile oil according to measurement, tare.

5. Place euro dropper in bottle, if using it, and cap securely. If not, use a regular lid and use a pipette to remove the essential oil blend from the bottle when needed.

6. Shake lightly to combine well.

7. LABEL – do not forget to label your bottle. If you don’t have your formula wrote down elsewhere, add it to the label as well. We also recommend adding the date made to it for reference. In this formula, you would simply add up the drops total (13) and use 13 drops of the batch blend in the formula. While it takes time to create the batch blends, it will save you time on each use. More time for wine, er, more time spending with the kiddos.

Recommended Uses of essential oil synergies:

Essential Oil Diffuser

Diffuser Blend:

15 drops total, add to essential oil diffuser. Use for 15-20 minutes, shut off for an hour at least and repeat if needed. Before bed, turn on about 15 minutes before going to bed and shut off.



Personal Inhaler:

Aluminum Personal Inhaler

We use the plastic disposable and the aluminum reusable inhalers, but we don't use the cotton wicks that come with them. We buy RAW Unbleached Cotton

Raw Unbleached Cotton Filters

Filter inserts (click on image to find where to purchase) to use instead of the cotton inserts that come with the inhalers and this is why...you are taking a big ole whiff up your nostrils and you don’t want to be sniffing up any yucky chemicals from regular cotton. Place three organic cotton inserts in a glass or stainless steel small bowl, and add essential oil drops over inserts making sure to cover all three pieces. Take a toothpick and "stab" the insert and rub it all around the container to soak up any leftover oils. Then place them in the inhaler and snap it shut.

Personal Inhaler

They last quite awhile; up to 60 days or so depending on how often you use them.



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Roller Ball Blend:

Sunny Brews Apothecary Roll On Blends

We use the stainless steel ball roller containers as these hold up much better than the plastic. They roll better last longer, and if you put them in the refrigerator, it creates a bonus cooling effect with the cold stainless steel roller ball. Always choose amber glass as this helps protect your essential oils from oxidation (light is not their friend). Add a carrier oil (like jojoba wax) to bottle – just below the neck, add in 30 drops of batch synergy essential oil blend and place roller ball insert. Shake to combine. Use as indicated for specific blend.






Well, now that you know how to help your kiddos and yourself make it through Back to School time, get your blending hat on and make a little "somethin-somethin" to help you survive this time of year!


Have you tried these blends? Please comment below and let us know how they worked for you. Did you make different ones? Share what worked for you. Don’t forget to add pictures if you want, we love to see our readers in action!

(I love to share where I purchase products that I use and recommend with awesome people like you to help you find the best products; therefore my content may contain affiliate marketing. If you take action (i.e. make a purchase or subscribe) after clicking on one of these links, I'll earn some change which I'll stick right back into maintaining this blog.)

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