Essential Oils were first used by the Egyptians and Babylonians, while today essential oils can be found in everything from lotion to hand soaps, shampoos, and diffusers that sit on our coffee tables. So what is it about these oils that have made them a holistic staple for so many years? Essential oils have incredible medicinal properties such as improving memory and focus when inhaled or applied to the skin. These essential oils are some of the most effective memory enhancing aromatherapy scents.
Rosemary has been shown to enhance proscriptive memory, the ability to remember things in the future. If you’ve been having trouble recalling your schedule, then this essential oil may be for you. Try rubbing it on your palms in the mornings as you review your schedule for the day, or add a few drops to your bath at night to rejuvenate for the next day.
Basil can help to improve both poor memory and fatigue-induced distraction. Before heading into a late-night study session or prepping for tomorrow’s big presentation, inhale basil essential oil deeply. Place a reed diffuser containing about 20 drops of basil essential oil near your study space for increased effectiveness.
In need of a natural morning pick me up without the caffeine crash? Then try peppermint essential oil. Peppermint oil helps to wake up the mind, focus your senses, and improve your memory. It’s also a natural cure for headaches.
Sage acts as a stimulant to boost your senses in the morning, once again without a caffeine crash. Pair it with lemon oil or black pepper oil for complementary scents that will enhance your memory and kick start your morning routine.