Aromatherapy Blends for Concentration and Focus
When you really need an extra hit of concentration, it’s tempting to head to the kitchen and make another cup of coffee. But, while caffeine can be effective, there are much gentler natural ways to jolt your concentration again. And believe me, they don’t have to involve double shots of espresso! Aromatherapy blends get in for more concentration and focus.
Using essential oils can be really beneficial for concentration and focus when studying or working. These essential oils are much better for kids and teens than artificial stimulants. Some oils are said to have stimulating effects on the brain, which you’ll feel immediately. Some can also boost overall mood, which can’t be bad, especially for stressful workdays. The emotional center of our brain is directly linked to the olfactory epithelium in our noses. This is why sniffing certain smells can have such a powerful effect on the mind. So which oils do you opt for (and blend) for optimum focus?
A study from 2017 found that students who worked in a room filled with rosemary essential oil scent scored 5% to 7% more than other students in memory tests. Rosemary has been associated with memory for centuries and was even referenced by Shakespeare. The best way to get rosemary’s effects is to dilute a few drops with a carrier oil and rub directly on your wrists or temples. You can also put a few drops in your bath or use a portable diffuser in your room or office.
Lavender Essential Oil
Another essential oil that can improve focus is lavender. Yes, it’s best known for relaxation and helping beat insomnia. Still, a Japanese study also indicates how inhaling lavender essential oil can help retain focus and concentration. According to the study, people who inhaled lavender essential oil during study breaks carried on studying just as intently after a break. Also, employees getting straight back to work and still not losing any concentration. So, diffusing some lavender essential oil could leave you feeling more motivated to complete the task at hand, ultimately leading to better results.
This fresh scent is definitely a boost. It pops up in commercial shower gels and other cosmetics designed to wake us up. So it figures that it’s good for studying and concentration. According to a study from back in 1991, just inhaling peppermint essential oil can help when you need to do a task that requires sustained attention – and studying can get dull after a while. So pep yourself up with good deep inhale of peppermint oil or diffuse it in a burner for more sustained effects.
Lemon Essential Oil
Lastly, who doesn’t love the smell of fresh lemon? This invigorating essential oil has well-proven effects on the mind and its concentration abilities. Another useful study revealed that sniffing lemon essential oil helped improved people’s ability to type, and what’s more, when workers inhaled lemon oil, they made 54% fewer errors. It may also help older people with cognitive skills and those with Alzheimer’s.
Why not experiment with mixing oils and adding them to your diffuser for a concentration mood boost? Or incorporate essential oils into your regular massage treatment for more relaxing pleasure. Include aromatherapy blends of lavender, jasmine, peppermint, and lemon essential oils to help with clear thinking, focus, and concentration during the school year or on your daily work. Book a session with us now, and request a custom aromatherapy oil add-on for extra relaxation and pain relief.
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