Wake up Time!
Let’s face it, some days it’s harder to wake up than others. Lucky for us, there is a natural way to get that morning pick-me-up without resorting to Mr. Coffee. Here are our top five essential oils that can enhance alertness and concentration!
- Basil (Ocimum basilicum)
- Black Pepper (Piper nigrum)
- Lemon (Citrus limon)
- Peppermint (Mentha piperita)
- Rosemary (Rosmarinus officinalis)
Basil is a sweet blend of pepper, anise and mint scents. We recommend applying it on your jawline or just taking a quick whiff from the bottle itself. It gives the nostrils a gentle tickle and helps get those brain cylinders firing!
Just like cooking, Black Pepper goes with almost everything. It’s great complimentary oil to blend with and can give any mixture a savory tang. Did you know that peppercorns are dried fruit berries from the pepper plant? We suggest mixing it 2 to 1 with a little Lemon in the diffuser for a natural alarm clock.
The smell of citrus fruits can boost the body’s production of serotonin, a hormone that makes you feel happy! Lemon is by far the strongest of the citrus fruits and as such has been shown to increase mental stimulation. Take a whiff straight from the bottle, or mix with a cool glass of water. The aromatic compounds will enter your nose naturally as you drink.
There is no surprise that this refreshing scent can make you feel focused, stimulated and alert. Peppermint can help you perform better on tasks requiring sustained attention. One of the most popular essential oils due to its many aromatic uses, we love loading up the diffuser with this one!
Providing a savory tingle to the taste-buds, our last essential oil is another familiar scent. Rosemary has a bitter and astringent taste that we most closely associate with cooked meats. It’s bound to get your mind racing and your mouth watering.
Thanks so much for reading! We hope you find health and wellbeing on your journey to discover essential oils!
We always recommend using certified pure therapeutic grade essential oils from doTerra. In fact, we love them so much, we’re doing our best at making a living sharing and educating all about them! If you’d like to learn more about how you can get amazing wholesale pricing for yourself or if you’d like to run your own essential oils business, please reach out to us!