Essential Oils for Learning

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 oil Learning benefit Brief description 
copaiba used to help enhance memory believed to prevent destruction of acetylcholine involved in memory formation
eucalyptus used to improve alertness believed to stimulate the brain and boost energy
lavender used to reduce anxiety believed to restore healthy serotonin levels
lemon used to improve mood and outlook believed to alleviate anxiety and depression
orange used to reduce anxiety and improve calmness smelling orange prior to activities is believed to improve mood and calmness and reduce anxiety
peppermint used to improve alertness and focus smelling peppermint is believed to increase alertness, enhance memory, and boost energy
rose used to improve memory and learning ability smelling rose while performing learning tasks is believed to improve memory and learning ability
rosemary used to enhance memory believed to improve blood flow to the brain and reduce the destruction of acetylcholine involved in memory formation

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 stage Dilution percentage Carrier oil measurement [CHARTHEADS]
babies 0.3% 1 drop essential oil to 1 Tbsp (15 mL) carrier oil
children 1.0% 1 drop essential oil to 1 tsp (5 mL) carrier oil
adults 2.0-4.0% 3 to 6 drops essential oil to 1 tsp (5 mL) carrier oil

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