Essential Oils for Energy and Focus
Essential Oils for Energy and Focus
There are many benefits of essential oils. We can use them for many things related to stress, pains, and difficulties. One thing we can use them for is an increase in focus. There are many essential oils for energy, and it’s hard to pick just a few. These are our personal favorite essential oils to get an energy boost.
Essential Oils for Energy
Peppermint oil is one of the best essential oils for energy. Peppermint has been found to be helpful in working with a number of conditions, from dealing with fungus to helping alleviate symptoms of ulcers. The minty aroma of peppermint can boost vitality both mentally and physically. It’s also been found to improve performance during periods of exercise.
Peppermint can be used in a diffuser, topically (be careful with the face!) with a dilution, and inhaled directly from the palms in order to invigorate. It’s a great all-around essential oil, and can help us stay focused and awake!
Lemon, a citrus oil, is another great essential oil for tiredness or lack of focus. It can invigorate the mind, bringing a calm energy to our brains. Lemon essential oil doesn’t give us a rush of energy like we often get from stimulants, and we don’t have to deal with the crash afterward. Consuming caffeine can lead to this rush and crash. Lemon oil offers a more subtle and focused energy that can be beneficial in getting work done.
Lemon can be consumed orally, applied topically, or diffused. If you do drink lemon, make sure to steer clear of plastic containers, as the lemon can actually cause the plastic to deteriorate! Also, citrus oils can cause side effects when taking certain medications, so make sure to consult your doctor.
Wild orange is one of my absolute favorite essential oils to diffuse for energy. The citrus smell is uplifting and energizing, but again not in an anxiety-producing way. Diffusing wild orange essential oil in the room while you’re working can help give you an energy and concentration boost. It’s especially helpful in the morning to wake up, and in the afternoon when we begin to get tired.
Like lemon, wild orange can be ingested, used topically, or diffused into the room. Be aware this is a citrus oil, and you should not put it in a plastic container!
Eucalyptus is another minty oil, much like peppermint. However, eucalyptus has a bit more of an earthy or natural aroma. It has many uses, one of which is promoting a concentrated mind and focus. The minty and earthy tones can be used to help wake up, to help the mind focus, and to stay concentrated at the end of the day.
Eucalyptus oil should not be ingested orally, but we can use it a number of other ways. You can diffuse it, apply it topically with some coconut oil, or put a few drops in a bath or shower!
Rosemary is another one of my personal favorite essential oils for energy, and not one we often think of in relation to focus and concentration. One of the things I love about rosemary is that there has been quite a bit of research investigating its effects. One study found that use of rosemary essential oil increases blood flow to the brain, which correlates with improved cognition (and many other things).
You can use rosemary essential oil by diffusing it in a room, or by inhaling it directly. It is one of my go-to oils in the afternoon to help keep me going.
Basil is a wonderful essential oil for an energy boost, although it’s one that many people forget about. Maybe you think of pesto sauce or Italian food. Basil oil can stimulate the adrenal glands, giving a boost of energy and helping the mind settle and concentrate.
You can put basil oil in your diffuser. For an added bonus, mix it with some lemon and/or peppermint oil for a wonderful energizing aroma. Please note that it is recommended that pregnant women refrain from consuming basil oil!
Last but certainly not least is ginger oil. If you’re new to essential oils, we strongly recommend trying ginger essential oil. It’s great for many things, and can bring some energy to your mind. Ginger stimulates the nerves in the body, and can really help the body wake up when you’re tired. In addition, ginger is well-known as a powerful digestive aid.
Ginger can be used topically on the skin, diffused into a room, or consumed orally. I love putting a drop of ginger oil in the diffuser along with some lemon for an uplifting but calming aroma.
Using Essential Oils
When using essential oils, it’s important to know what you’re doing. Ingesting certain oils or putting them directly on the skin can be harmful. If you’re new to essential oils and looking for some energy, we encourage you to do your research and reach out for some free help!