How Essential Oils Can Help Your Concentration So You Can Focus On The Task At Hand
If you are seeking to improve your powers of concentration you need to stimulate the limbic part of your brain. This is the part of your brain that is directly connected to your memory. The best way to accomplish this with essential oils is to diffuse oils. By diffusing oils and breathing them in through the nose the oil molecules get trapped by olfactory membranes. When this happens the oil molecules stimulate the lining of nerve cells by triggering electrical impulses to the olfactory bulb in the center of your brain. There are many ways that breathing in essential oils can affect the mental state and one of them is to improve concentration.
Some of the more effective oils to help improve concentration are oils that are high in sesquiterpenes. Sesquiterpenes stimulate the pineal gland, releasing melatonin, thus improving thoughts, cognition and memory.
The blend Brain Power is high in sesquiterpene compounds and promotes deep concentration. The oils in this blend can also dissolve petrochemicals that are caused by our toxic environment. These petrochemicals congest the receptor sites and the oils can remove the "brain fog". The ingredients of Brain Power are Sandalwood, Cedarwood, Frankincense, Melissa, Blue Cypress, Lavender and Helichrysum.
Clarity essential oil can be used in conjunction with Brain Power oil or all on it's own. Clarity oil enhances a clear mind and magnifies mental alertness. This oil increases energy when tired and can promote focus. The ingredients of Clarity oil are Basil, Cardamom, Rosemary, Peppermint, Coriander, Geranium, Bergamot, Lemon, Ylang Yland, Jasmine, Roman Chamomile and Palmarosa.
Cedarwood oil is high in sesquiterpenes, stimulating the limbic part of the brain and the pineal gland affecting thoughts and memory.
Cypress oil is grounding, calming and stabilizing. This oil can help you to put aside those things that don't matter and focus on the task at hand.
Oils can also be applied topically, diluted to the temples, forehead and crown.
When choosing a diffuser be sure to choose one that the insides are made of medical grade plastic, otherwise the essential oils could eat at the cheaper plastic. I trust the Young Living diffusers. If you choose to buy a Premium Starter Kit it comes with a diffuser.