Essential Oils for Focus and Memory


We know that to get any task done to the best of our ability, we need to be able to focus. Ironically, it’s usually when we need it most that we can’t manage to focus at all. Give your brain the extra help it needs by following a routine to help get into the mindset of focus. Such a routine could include creating the atmosphere you need, and limiting distractions. Various essential oils can help with every stage of focus.

If you have been studying or need to give a presentation at work, it is also important to be able to recall information. Essential oils and doTERRA supplements can help and support your mind in this stage of your tasks.

Creating Your Atmosphere

A major component of focus is the atmosphere you surround yourself with. If possible, choose one room or location to do your work in. At least fifteen minutes before you begin, create a focused environment by diffusing the following essential oils by themselves, or in a blend:

  • Basil oil: Perfect for those that need mental clarity, Basil is great on its own or when diffused with Peppermint or Cedarwood.
  • Douglas Fir oil: Like the deep and grounded roots of a fir tree, the aroma of Douglas Fir gives you a sense of focus. It can also help you change your mood if you need a more positive outlook.
  • Eucalyptus oil: Clear the mind and chase away tense feelings by putting a few drops of Eucalyptus into your diffuser.
  • Spearmint oil: Something about mint oils just invigorates the mind. The aroma of Spearmint stimulates a sense of focus and, like Douglas Fir, uplifts your mood.

A handy tip: You can also use these oils topically for a similar effect if you’re in a place where diffusion is difficult. Dilute any of the above oils with Fractionated Coconut oil as needed.

Limiting Distractions

Keeping away the electronic devices that threaten to swallow your attention, and staying away from email are sure to up your ability to focus. Aside from the single oils we’ve mentioned, get even more into the mindset when you use the doTERRA InTune® Focus Blend. Roll it onto your temples and neck to enhance your concentration on the task before you. The aroma will help clear your mind and give you the power to keep on track. If you find it easy to focus in the morning, but harder as the day wears on, use InTune in the afternoon to keep the yawns at bay.

Support Memory and Cognitive Health

While focus is important, another key indicator of brain health is recall or memory. One essential oil in particular is helpful when it comes to the mild memory problems associated with aging is Melissa essential oil.* No matter your age, taking Melissa oil in a Veggie Capsule can support your cognitive health and memory.*

doTERRA also has a few supplements proven to help in this arena. Mito2Max®, mainly known as an energy supplement, may help to improve mild memory problems, attention span, and mental performance declines associated with the normal aging process.* Part of the doTERRA Lifelong Vitality Pack®, xEO Mega® also supports memory and cognitive health.* It promotes normal memory, attention control, alertness, mental acuity, and positive mood.*

To learn even more about essential oils and focus, check out our presentation with Dr. Brannick Riggs.


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