Do you ever find yourself yelling at your brain to wake up? While I rarely skip my morning bulletproof coffee, I do find myself doing this once in awhile throughout the day. One of my favorite ways to wake up my brain that does not involve finding more caffeine is putting a drop of peppermint and a drop of wild orange in my hands, rubbing them together and cupping them around my nose while I take a few deep breaths. Almost instantly my brain fog has lifted and I am ready to get back to work.
Here are a few other essential oils that are great for brain health as well:
Various brain injuries are slow to heal, but frankincense oil can aid greatly in this process. Frankincense works by aiding oxygenation of blood going to the brain. This, in turn, will aid in oxygen absorption. When oxygen is absorbed effectively, it allows the brain to process and retain information, heal, and function correctly.
Lavender has been traditionally used for its calming abilities. It has shown effective to reduce anxious feelings and, it has been used to increase alertness and boost stamina and energy.
Rose oil is the sweet soothing scent can help clear your mind and leave you feeling more alert, creative, and mentally organized. Use rose oil on pulse points, diffused, or inhaled anytime you want to treat yourself to a mental pick me up.
Peppermint promotes a sense of alertness and clarity to your. Diffuse it in a blend or put a few drops on your palms like I do when I need to clear the brain fog and focus.
Rosemary has been known as the “herb of remembrance” for centuries. Greek scholars used it when taking exams to help recall important information, and allusions to its memory improvement have been peppered into poetry throughout the ages.
Another oil that has multiple benefits including mental health is Copaiba.