So we’ve made it past New Years, and now are spring semesters are underway. While you’re busy stocking up on supplies like books, pens, and notebooks, why not stock up on a few aromatherapy oils? Some of these oils have been shown to reduce stress, promote wellness, and can help you focus. Consider some of these oils a complement to your study tools, and organically enhance your next cram session!
Eucalyptus. Eucalyptus has a fresh scent, and can clear your sinuses as it is a natural remedy for a lot of respiratory problems – it’s an anti-inflammatory, antiviral, and antimicrobial. So if you have a cough, sore throat, or feel congested, simply drop a few drops of this essential oil in a bath or rub on your chest or hands to breathe in.
Lavender. Aside from its heavenly floral notes, lavender is an essential oil that fights stress and anxiety. Once smelled it is instantly calming, and antiseptically is has been known to treat muscle pain or insect bites as a pain reliever. If you’re taking a break from studying, recovering from a workout, or lounging around after some stretching or a yoga practice, diffuse this scent around you for a calming and rejuvenating effect.
Peppermint. This is like nature’s menthol. If you’re trying to improve mental clarity to help you focus while studying, this is the essential oil for you. It can also help to wake you up, relieve headaches, and even soothe mental exhaustion or digestive trouble.
Lemon. Aside from all of its known antifungal properties, which is why it is used in so many cleaning agents, lemon is also great for enhancing concentration. Heighten your mental awareness by diffusing some lemon, or even drinking cold water infused with lemon. Refresh, and revive!
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What do you think of this article? What are your favorite ways to naturally enhance your study sessions, or recovery periods? What is your favorite essential oil? Sound off below!