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Are you wondering how to improve your ability to concentrate naturally? Thanks to aromatherapy, it is possible to boost your memory and attention.
Essential oils can be good allies to give a little boost to your intellectual faculties! The most powerful will be of interest to adults while the softer will work wonders for children – there are options for how to refocus the whole family naturally.
Whether it’s in the middle of a meeting at work, during reviews, or during a test, you often have to use all of your mental faculties. Distraction comes quickly and can quickly make you lose your train of thought or the topic of your discussion. Intellectual fatigue, noise, stress and interruptions are factors that disturb our thinking. It can then be difficult to refocus again.
To help you, turn to anti-stress aromatherapy and its essential oils. They have soothing, relaxing and invigorating properties when you need a boost. Used well, they work wonders when it comes to regaining full concentration. Find out which essential oils are ideal for regaining your concentration and learn how to best use them.
The First Reflexes – Gestures, Recipes & Oils for Concentration
The simple gesture: 2 drops of sandalwood E.O (Santalum album L.) Apply the essential oil to your solar plexus and your forehead while taking five minutes to focus on your breathing and aim to make your exhale longer than your inhale, i.e. try inhaling for 4 counts and exhaling for 6 counts.
• 50 drops of Marjoram E.O (Origanum majorana)
• 25 drops of Peppermint E.O (Mentha x piperita)
• 15 drops of Clove E.O (Syzygium aromaticum)
• 30 ml of Camelina Oil (Camelina sativa)
Put 3 drops of the preparation on a neutral tablet to take orally, 2 to 3 times a day for 7 to 10 days.
Essential Oils to Stay Focused
Some essential oils will have soothing or tonic properties that will help you relieve your anxieties, your fatigue and allow you to concentrate again. Essential oils for concentration include:
- Marjoram essential oil regulates the nervous system and helps restore concentration and calm down.
- White sandalwood essential oil is soothing, relaxing and relieves stress.
- Peppermint essential oil is a psychic tonic that relieves fatigue and allows you to refocus.
- Fine Lavender essential oil is soothing, stress-relieving and makes it easier to concentrate.
- Rosemary Cineole essential oil helps fight mental fatigue, revitalizes and helps regain concentration.
- Frankincense essential oil relieves anxiety and intellectual fatigue and helps you refocus.
How About For Children?
Some essential oils are milder and therefore more suitable for the more sensitive bodies of children. Here are some essential oils to try promoting concentration in your children:
Essential oils for concentration
- White sandalwood essential oil is soothing, relaxing and relieves stress (from 3 years old).
- Fine Lavender essential oil is soothing, stress-relieving and makes it easier to concentrate (from 3 years old)
- Rosemary Cineole essential oil helps fight mental fatigue, revitalizes and helps regain concentration (from 6 years old)
- Frankincense essential oil relieves anxiety and intellectual fatigue and helps you refocus (from 6 years old)
- Marjoram essential oil regulates the nervous system and helps restore concentration and calm down (from 6 years old)
- Peppermint essential oil is a psychic tonic that relieves fatigue and allows you to refocus (from 7 years old)
Before each use, remember to familiarize yourself with the specifics of the essential oil that you want to use for your children because, depending on the desired uses (diffusion, skin application or internal intake), it may be authorized for different ages.
The Best Ar’home Recipes
Because it is sometimes difficult to make a choice or because we may fear doing wrong, I have prepared recipes for you that are easy to make at home to promote concentration. Try the 3 recipes and suggestions below to get started!
Massage oil to promote concentration
- 2ml Marjoram essential oil (Origanum majorana)
- 1ml Peppermint essential oil (Mentha x piperita)
- 15 drops Clove essential oil (Syzygium aromaticum)
- 30ml Camelina vegetable oil (Camelina sativa)
To be used on the skin. Pour 30 ml of Camelina vegetable oil in a bottle. Then dilute 2 ml (50 drops) of essential oil of Marjoram, 1 ml (25 drops) of essential oil of Peppermint and 15 drops of essential oil of cloves in the vegetable oil. Apply 5 to 6 drops of the preparation to your neck, solar plexus and temples, massaging gently and exhaling for a long time. Repeat the application several times during the day. Continue like this for 10 days then occasionally as soon as you feel the need.
Diffuser blends for concentration To get even more of the benefits of essential, below are two additional recipes for you to use.
- Diffuse a few drops of Peppermint essential oil with a few drops of Rosemary Cineole essential oil to help your focus.
- Diffuse a few drops of Frankincense essential oil with a few drops of fine Lavender essential oil to promote concentration.
Common Uses of Essential Oils
The richness of aromatherapy is matched only by the richness of the plant world. Each essential oil is unique with regard to its aromatic composition, its properties, its uses and its precautions for use. Before each use, remember to familiarize yourself with the specifics of the one you are going to use. Not all essential oils can be diffused, applied in massage or taken internally. The use of essential oils is not trivial and therefore cannot be improvised. Below are some details on how each type of application works and some things to consider and know for each.
1) In diffusion Used in diffusion, essential oils bring their benefits while pleasantly scenting the interior. Simply place a dozen drops of essential oil in your diffuser and let yourself be carried away by its aromas! If you don’t have a diffuser, simply drop a few drops of essential oil on a tissue or pebble.
2) On the skin Essential oils are very well assimilated by the skin. When they are authorized for this use, they must always be diluted in a vegetable oil. The percentage of dilution will be all the higher as the essential oil will be powerful and therefore potentially aggressive for the skin. We then distinguish the application in anointing, very brief and localized, and the application in massage, longer and extended.
3) Orally While not all essential oils are suitable for internal use, those that are are very effective! Generally, 1 to 2 drops of essential oil, placed on a neutral tablet, are sufficient. For a serene use, make sure that you are not part of the sensitive public for which the consumption of essential oil is prohibited and respect the precautions for use.
Merci, à bientôt,