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Essential Oils for Learning

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Essential Oils for Learning

Many essential oils have been used traditionally to improve energy levels and mood. Although some research has shown promise for these essential oils, future research will help reveal more about how they provide benefits.

Essential oilLearning benefitBrief description 
copaibaused to help enhance memorybelieved to prevent destruction of acetylcholine involved in memory formation
eucalyptusused to improve alertnessbelieved to stimulate the brain and boost energy
lavenderused to reduce anxietybelieved to restore healthy serotonin levels
lemonused to improve mood and outlookbelieved to alleviate anxiety and depression
orangeused to reduce anxiety and improve calmnesssmelling orange prior to activities is believed to improve mood and calmness and reduce anxiety
peppermintused to improve alertness and focussmelling peppermint is believed to increase alertness, enhance memory, and boost energy
roseused to improve memory and learning abilitysmelling rose while performing learning tasks is believed to improve memory and learning ability
rosemaryused to enhance memorybelieved to improve blood flow to the brain and reduce the destruction of acetylcholine involved in memory formation
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How to Dilute Essential Oils

For safe topical use on the skin, most essential oils need to be diluted in a carrier oil such as fractionated coconut or apricot kernel oil. Follow this handy chart to simplify oil usage.

Life stageDilution percentageCarrier oil measurement [CHARTHEADS]
babies0.3%1 drop essential oil to 1 Tbsp (15 mL) carrier oil
children1.0%1 drop essential oil to 1 tsp (5 mL) carrier oil
adults2.0-4.0%3 to 6 drops essential oil to 1 tsp (5 mL) carrier oil

Check out the full article Back to School Aromatherapy Essentials.

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