Do you ever have mental fog that coffee just can’t clear? Does outside atmospheric pressure make your eyes gloss over and leave you in a dopey haze? Do you ever stare at your computer cursor blinking, blinking, blinking and are unable to do anything about it? Fret not Sensual lover, essential oils can powerfully and effectively lift the fog and help you get back to a focused, clear, directed place. Welcome back, productivity! You have been missed.
5 Oils for a Clear Mind
Cypress is a powerful circulatory agent and mood booster. I specifically use cypress in all of my blends to help things move: bad moods, stuck phlegm, or even cellulite. Cypress is additionally an excellent essential oil for improving mental faculties. It brightens one’s mood and effectively boost mental power within minutes. One drop used in one of the methods I outline below will bring you back in action and allow you to do the things you need to do. Stat.
Rosemary essential oil is astounding for sharpening the mind. In fact, I often recommend it to students or office types who are racing to meet a big deadline. (I kept a bottle of rosemary handy throughout the intense editing of my book, Aromatherapy for Sensual Living. It was a lifesaver). Rosemary is a powerful circulation oil and also strongly anti-bacterial. Hospitals are now using rosemary to combat superbugs that are resistant to pharmaceutical antibiotic treatment. Rosemary cleans the air and clears grouchy moods almost instantaneously. It is like a jolt of coffee without the bad breath and nasty come down.
White Spruce is a deep breath of majestic mountain air. Any tree oil helps to clear the lungs and mind of stagnation and goop we just don’t need. I particularly like white spruce because of it’s amazing ability to clean and clear. It’s an instant fresh maker.
Upon first inhalation, you will feel more at ease and present that you have felt in a long time. Keep breathing and centering to allow white spruce to work its evergreen magic in 5 minutes or less. Everyone feels good in the forest. This oil is all the goodness of the forest condensed into a bottle.
Lovely lemon essential oil helps life the spirit and destroys any bad mood. It is a powerful circulation oil and powerful cleaner. Most people like the smell of lemon because sweet and familiar, making it a valuable tool in offices where some people can be scent-sensitive. Be aware that all citrus oils cause photosensitivity, meaning that it should be avoided if you are going out in direct sun. I use lemon essential oil (at night) if there is ever an unsightly facial blemish because it is strongly anti-bacterial. Lemon is happy times in a bottle with energy to spare.
Laurel is all that you need for everything. It’s medicinal, fragrant, soothing, energizing, clearing and an all-around go-to panacea. Laurel is a true treasure for helping to clear the mental fog. It has an ancient and fascinating history. It was used to roof the temple of Delphi, which housed the Greek god Apollo’s infamous oracle.
It helps to open the third eye bring blood and circulation to the brain. For supporting the mind (and increasing dream-states), Laurel is an absolute treasure.
5 Ways to use Essential Oils for Mental Clarity
- Place 1-3 drop of essential oil on your hands (pouring the bottle at eye level) and anoint the head in specific areas like the third eye, temples, back of the neck and underneath the nose.
- Run your hands through your hair to help the aroma linger for longer.
- Tap the chakra points starting at the base of spine and moving up to the top of the head.
- Massage essential oils into ears, starting at the base and moving up to the top of the ear to bring blood and energy up to the brain thus improving mental focus.
- Combine all the oils listed above in equal measure in a room spray with a concentration of up to 10% in water. Spray liberally in your workspace, car, or when you come out of the shower.
Inhale peace, exhale grief.
Please let me know how you are using essential oils to remove mental doldrums. What’s your favorite method? Please leave your comments below.