There are so many reasons why people lose concentration and focus. From technology overload, lack of sleep, poor job satisfaction, too much stress or too little exercise. While addressing these common root cause, it's not a surprise that aromatherapy and essential oils can help when our capacity to concentrate is declining and when we need a sense of renewed focus.
Essential oils have so many instant and astounding effects and one of those are enhancing our brain power and boosting our mental clarity. The stimulating properties of essential oils affect the area of the brain called amygdala which plays as a gatekeeper by storing and releasing emotional trauma. And the only way to stimulate amygdala is through the sense of smell.
Here are some of the essential oils associated with brain function and focus:
Top 5 Essential Oils for Concentration and Focus
Rosemary essential oil has a camphorous aroma that is invigorating and refreshing to our senses. It has properties that are helpful in memory retention and alertness. Great choice for those who are studying for a long period and for those driving for long hours.and for
Topical application and aroma inhalation are a couple of ways to use rosemary essential oil to improve concentration. A mixture of 2 or 3 drops or rosemary essential oil with a carrier oil and massage into your scalp, neck, temples, and forehead to stimulate blood flow around your head. Use 3-5 drops in a diffuser while studying or working to fill the air and provide a sustained effect on your mind.
Peppermint essential oil is great for stimulating and renewing the mind and calming the nerves at the same time. It's one of the morning pick-me-up essential oils that wakes up the mind, improves the memory and focuses your senses that's caffeine-free.
Peppermint essential oil is powerful that a drop is so strong enough for some. Diffuse a few drops of this oil in the morning and feel energized instantly. Dilute with a carrier oil, put it in a roll on bottle and have a "concentration blend" on the go.
Basil essential oil can help fatigue-induced distraction and mitigate poor memory. India has been using Basil for centuries to sharpen the mind and improve the memory. Its warm and rich undertones have been shown to improve attentiveness, concentration, and alertness.
Vaporize basil essential oil using a diffuser for a boost of self-esteem and confidence. Inhale this oil before a big presentation or a late study session to increase effectiveness.
Eucalyptus is invigorating and stimulating that is fabulous to restore clarity of thought, clear the mind en encourage a positive attitude. Its best known for its decongestant properties and steam inhalations for congestion - but is also very useful in boosting understanding and creativity.
In a 10 ml roller bottle, add 10 drops of Eucalyptus essential oil and top off with a carrier oil of your choice, shake up those oils and apply it on the back of your neck, shoulders and on your wrists to increase focus.
The aroma of Frankincense essential oil brings peace, satisfaction, and feelings of overall well-being when diffused in the morning. Its strong aromatic properties promote relaxation and a sense of focus giving a positive lift to the rest of the day.
Diffuse a few drops of Frankincense essential oil whenever you feel like you need to renew your focus during the day. Or have it diluted with coconut oil and stored in a roller bottle for an easy application when needed.
Essential Oil Blend
Often times it is beneficial to blend essential oils to your liking to achieve the desired effects and scent that you desire. You can blend your own essential oils together or check out our specially formulated roll on blend for concentration/focus called Work Hard!