Aromatherapy tips for exam revision
If you’re busy revising over the Easter holidays then why not experiment with a few essential oils to help stimulate your brain and improve your concentration levels.
Stimulating essential oils are invigorating for both body and mind, but like all stimulants you should ensure that you do not abuse them or use them too regularly or in large quantities.
Creating a stimulating essential oil blend and sniffing it frequently can help you to stay alert and focussed during long revision sessions. Some stimulating essential oils also have cephalic properties, which means they can actually help boost mental activity, memory and concentration.
The most effective cephalic essential oil is Rosemary, although Peppermint, Basil and Cardamon are also good. Other stimulating oils include Lemon Eucalyptus, Grapefruit, Lemon, Patchouli, Ylang Ylang and Spearmint.
If you don’t want to experiment then try our simple concentration blend below:-
2 drops of Rosemary
6 drops of Basil
20 drops of Lemon
Simply mix the oil together and diffuse into the room with an aromatherapy diffuser or oil burner or place a few drops on a tissue and sniff occasionally.
Rosemary is often called the "the herb of remembrance" and can be helpful for poor memory, inability to concentrate, fatigue, and for improving mental clarity.
Basil is an excellent nerve tonic and it can help to clear the head, relieve intellectual fatigue, and give the mind strength and clarity.
Lemon is reviving and stimulating. It helps to clear the mind, bringing clarity and shedding light when the mind is foggy or confused.