Back to School – Desktop Diffuse the Blahs! Salt

I use aromatherapy a lot around the house ~ to energize in the shower, to perk up my cleaning, to relax in the evening – but I never really thought about using it for back to school. I got an email from AuraCacia recommending just that and had a “D’oh” moment. Why not use aromatherapy for back to school? I keep an energizing spray at my desktop to revive myself in the afternoon (and pass on an afternoon snack) so why shouldn’t my kids benefit too?

So, I thought I would share AuraCacia’s recipe for Diffuse the Blahs! Salt.

You’ll need the following:


  • 2 tablespoons coarse grain sea salt
  • 15 drops bergamot oil
  • 5 drops peppermint oil
  • a tin (2 oz tin with lid)

It is that simple – just place the salt in the tin. Sprinkle with the oils. When needed, shake and inhale.

Now, if you don’t have a tin or sea salts, you can sprinkle the two oils on a natural fiber fabric square, and tuck in your child’s backpack. And, for the record, I tend to use and order my oils from Mountain Rose Herbs (see the box over on the right).