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Essential Oils for Mental Focus: Easy Attention Inhaler and Oil Recipes!

by Andrea Butje on October 23, 2017

Okay, it’s time to write the blog post for this week . . . oh, I forgot to feed the cats!

essential oils for mental focus
Okay, now it is time to write the blog post. I wonder what I should tell everyone about essential oils this week? Maybe . . . maybe I will have a big salad full of radishes for dinner, and a cup of mint tea afterward. That sounds delicious . . .

Oh, I just can’t concentrate! I think I need some essential oils for mental focus!

Haha, I just couldn’t resist opening this week’s post with a little fun about mental focus. It’s always easier to be productive when you can focus on what you’re doing. But it’s not always easy to focus on what you’re doing.

Sometimes scattered attention can make a single task stretch on for a long time. As always, Aromatherapy is there for us. I have two blends you can make to support your concentration and help you feel more productive. You can use these blends together or separately. Both work wonders (and so will you!).

Easy Attention Inhaler

  • 3 drops Rosemary essential oil (Rosmarinus officinalis ct. camphor)
  • 3 drops Cardamom essential oil (Elettaria cardamomum)
  • 2 drops Laurel Leaf essential oil (Laurus nobilis)
  • 7 drops Frankincense essential oil (Boswellia carterii)

Aromatherapy inhalers are fun and simple to make! The inhaler is a little plastic tube that looks like a lip balm tube. It has a cotton insert, which holds the essential oils. To make your inhaler, all you have to do is put the cotton insert into the plastic tube, drop the essential oils on the cotton, and snap the bottom in place.

You can watch me make an inhaler in this video. I like to get mine from Aromatics International. (www.aromatics.com)

essential oils for mental focusEasy Attention Oil

  • 1 oz (30 ml) jojoba (Simmondsia chinensis)
  • 3 drops Rosemary essential oil (Rosmarinus officinalis ct. camphor)
  • 2 drops Cardamom essential oil (Elettaria cardamomum)
  • 5 drops Frankincense essential oil (Boswellia carterii)

Make this blend in a 1 oz (30 ml) bottle. Combine the ingredients, shake gently, and apply the oil to your neck, wrists, or wherever you’d like. (I decided not to add Laurel to this oil, so the Frankincense and jojoba have more space to care for skin.)

The essential oils in the Easy Attention Inhaler and Oil support mental focus in several ways. The Rosemary, Cardamom, and Laurel Leaf help by opening the breath and encouraging circulation. By helping us breathe deeply and getting our mental energy going, the oils help us feel less “mentally sluggish.” We feel sharper.

Frankincense adds its calm, centered presence, so in addition to feeling sharper and more present, we can relax and settle into our task.

And one final tip for mental focus . . . be sure to do what you love as much as you can! It is always easier to focus on things we love, that make us feel happy while we’re doing them.

Owner/Instructor at Aromahead Institute
Aromahead Institute, owned by Andrea Butje, is a premier resource for online aromatherapy classes. Andrea offers her inspired approach to online aromatherapy certification through essential oil videos and original education materials. Check out her book, Essential Living: Aromatherapy Recipes for Health and Home, on Amazon!

Topics: Essential Oils, mental focus, essential oils for focus

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