Our Top Ten Essential Oils for Focus and Concentration

Our Top Ten Essential Oils for Focus and Concentration

Whether you have a big project due and it's tough to stick with it; you're looking to beat the afternoon slump or you need a little help kick-starting your brain in the morning, essential oils can be an amazing aid for the brain. 

Here are our top ten favourite essential oils that we like to employ when we need to really dig in to a mental task and get the work done efficiently... without the mind wandering!

1. Lemon

In addition to promoting joy and being an excellent cleaner and purifier, lemon is also a gentle but powerful mental stimulant, often used to boost concentration and memory. Lemon is perfect in our Brain Boost synergy.

2. Black Pepper

Black pepper is a mental stimulant and physical energizer, perfect for anyone who spends their time daydreaming or dozing off when they should be concentrating. Black pepper is another perfect addition to Brain Boost.

3. Lavandin

Unlike its relative lavender, lavandin is a stimulant, wonderful for anyone needing a clear headspace and may also be helpful for those suffering from chronic migraines.

4. Spearmint

Like peppermint, spearmint is an excellent choice for mental fatigue. Either makes a great ally when focus and alertness are needed. Spearmint is another star in the Brain Boost synergy blend.

5. Rosemary ct Verbenone

Rosemary is a known stimulant which will enliven the senses and combat mental fatigue, but enhancing memory is where rosemary really shines. This makes rosemary the perfect study companion! Rosemary is another inclusion in the Brain Boost synergy.

6. Cedarwood

A less obvious choice for focus and concentration, cedarwood is known to be a calming, meditative oil. What makes it a great choice for focus is that it is said to help clear mental clutter, making it possible to focus on what is important.

7. Eucalyptus Radiata

Eucalyptus radiata is another wonderful mental stimulant that makes an excellent tool for combatting mental exhaustion. Eucalyptus radiata is yet another wonderful addition to the Brain Boost blend.

8. Basil 

Basil is perhaps the best all-around achiever when it comes to mental tasks. It reduces mental fatigue and mental blocks; boosts clear thinking; strengthens memory; and enhances the creative process! Don't overlook basil when diffusing for focus and concentration! We have included Basil in our Brain Boost synergy -- how could we not??

9. Bergamot

Described as a "palate cleanser to the mind" by Margaret Ann Lembo in The Essential Guide to Aromatherapy and Vibrational Healing, bergamot helps to clear fogginess and bring focus and clarity. Known as a very positive, uplifting and comforting oil, bergamot is an all-around ally for mental health, focus and concentration. 

10. May Chang

A lesser-known essential oil, May Chang is fresh, light and lemony. Helpful with mental exhaustion, May Chang brings mental clarity and stimulates productivity.

Make this Concentration Blend from The Complete Book of Essential Oils and Aromatherapy by Valerie Ann Worwood, or check out one of the following synergy blends: Brain Boost, Excite-mint, Headache, Elemental Blend: Air.

Concentration Blend

Master Blend by Valerie Ann Worwood, The Complete Book of Essential Oils and Aromatherapy

Lemon : 20 drops

Basil : 6 drops

Rosemary : 2 drops

This blend is best used in the diffuser in an appropriate amount as we recommend avoiding use of basil in the bath.

Posted by Lindsay on 10/24/2018 to Ask Your Aromatherapist