Improve your memory and aid concentration with these essential oil recipes

Certain essential oils are prized in aromatherapy for their ability to aid with concentration and improve memory.

If you are in need of a little help to get in the zone, adding some essential oils into the mix could help you achieve your goals.

Whether you are studying for exams, have a big work project to finish or if you want to focus on manifestation or journalling, whatever the reason may be for needing to boost your concentration levels, diffusion of essential oils may be just what you need to give you the edge.

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Our 4 favourite essential oil recipes to help you focus can be made up with these individual essential oils:

Citronella
An aromatherapy top note that promotes relaxation.

Eucalyptus 
A strong scented essential oil that can clear the mind and promote concentration.

Lavender 
A relaxing oil that can reduce stress and anxiety.

Lemon 
A fresh aroma that can help promote clarity of mind.

Lemongrass
An uplifting top note that can stimulate concentration levels.

Peppermint
An invigorating fragrance to help enhance mood.

Rosemary
Proven to improve memory and concentration.

Blending essential oils to reap the different properties

The oils on this list are a combination of essential oils that have relaxation and uplifting qualities. Blending oils that promote relaxation with those that stimulate the mind together can create harmonious essential oil blends.

The oils with relaxation properties can help to quiet any feelings of anxiety and stress that you may have with meeting a deadline or the sheer scale of the work you have in front of you. The oils that have more stimulating properties will keep you focussed on the end goal.

How to administer essential oils to improve concentration

Diffusing essential oils is an easy way to reap the aromatherapy benefits, as the diffused oils will permeate the air, making the fragrances easy to breathe in.

If you don't have a diffuser you can mix your essential oils with a carrier and massage into the skin. Massaging onto the chest will help the aroma carry gently to your nose and olfactory receptors while you work. Massaging the temples can encourage blood stimulation and help with relieving the stress that you may experience with work pressures.

For a memory boost, combine Rosemary and Peppermint

For clear concentration combine Eucalyptus, Peppermint and Lemon

For fierce focus combine Citronella, Peppermint and Lemongrass

If pressure and anxiety is getting in the way and stopping your concentration combine Rosemary, Lavender and Lemon essential oils.