How to Improve Concentration With Aromatherapy
There are many situations each day where people could benefit from a periodic boost in concentration. The period following lunch is a common time when that sluggish feeling hits and during these times it's difficult to concentrate on work. Certain essential oils can stimulate your brain to activate concentration and energy. Aromatherapy is an inexpensive, positive way of increasing concentration during the day.
Choose only the purest essential oils to boost concentration because choosing the purest oils will produce the best results. The essential oils best known for stimulating concentration are orange, bergamot, eucalyptus, cedar wood, grapefruit, lemon, peppermint, ylang ylang and rosemary oils.
Diffuse essential oils throughout the room using a burner. This may not be acceptable in a pubic work area or at school, but you can freely diffuse oils at home while working or studying to help boost your concentration.
Use the dry evaporation method. Add a few drops of essential oil to a cotton ball or tissue, then allow it to evaporate. For a mild, continuous exposure to the scent, keep the oil-scented cotton ball close by. For an intense dose to boost concentration, frequently sniff the essential oil or the cotton ball up close.
Mix essential oils with carrier oils. Essential oils can be extremely strong when used alone. Add a few drops to a carrier oil like sweet wheat germ oil, grapeseed oil. You can then add these stimulating scents to bathwater or directly to your skin to moisturize and enjoy an instant lift.