Essential Oils for Focus & Concentration: Outstanding Teachers Classroom Aides (Part 2 of 3)

by Cynthe on September 27, 2008

A friend, an elementary school teacher, asked about essential oils for focus & concentration in learning & taking tests, settling students down in the mornings and perking them up from after-lunch ‘sleepies,’ and supporting students’ health to prevent illness… Could essential oils do that?

Definitely! Essential oils and essential oil blends have the potential to do all that…and more.

I’ve assembled single essential oils & EO blends from Young Living Essential Oils offerings that may be helpful for young children in elementary school classrooms and for families at home. Several essential oils serve dual purposes being anti-infectious AND calming OR aiding concentration AND being relaxing…so read through the descriptions to see what you may be interested in trying out.

Essential Oils For FOCUS & CONCENTRATION

*See diffuser notes at the end of the first article in this series: “Preventing Illness by Bolstering Immunity with Essential Oils

Quoting from the Reference Guide for Essential Oils, compiled by Connie & Alan Higley: “A university in Japan experimented with diffusing different oils in the office. When they diffused LEMON there were 54% few errors, with JASMINE there were 33% fewer errors, and with LAVENDER there were 20% fewer errors.

When oils are diffused while studying and smelled during a test via a hanky, cotton ball or plastic nasal inhaler, test scores may increase by as much as 50%. Different oils should be used for different tests, but the same oil should be used during the test as was used while studying for that particular test. The smell of the oil may help bring back the memory of what was studied.”

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BELIEVE 10ml

Believe takes you back to nature by combining the scents of aromatic conifers – fir and spruce – with frankincense, herbs, citrus & florals. Inspiring and invigorating, Believe refreshes the senses while relaxing the body with a steadying, calming, balancing effect on emotions. It can help overcome feelings of frustration, despair, support feelings of trust and confidence and encourage a more positive awareness.

Ingredients: Abies balsamea (Idaho Balsam Fir) oil, Coriandrum sativum (Coriander) seed oil, Citrus aurantium bergamia (Furanocoumarin- free bergamot) peel oil, Boswellia carteri (Frankincense) resin oil, Picea pungens (Idaho Blue Spruce) aerial parts oil, Cananga odorata equitoriona (Ylang ylang) flower oil, Pelargonium graveolens (Geranium) flower oil.

HOW TO USE: For aromatic use. Diffuse or inhale from bottle. (Avoid contaminating the uncapped dripper nozzle.)
– Diffuse at home and workplace.

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GRAPEFRUIT 15ml

Grapefruit (Citrus paradisi) has a fresh energizing and uplifting aroma. Dissipates negativity, reduces stress & relieves anxiety. Grapefruit also has antiseptic & disinfectant compounds to keep airborne illnesses at bay.

Ingredients: Cold pressed grapefruit oil from rind

HOW TO USE: For aromatic use. Diffuse or inhale from bottle. (Avoid contaminating the uncapped dripper nozzle.)
– Diffuse at home and workplace.
– This blend may also be used to remove chewing gum & adhesives from your fingers or surfaces.

CAUTIONS:
– May damage plastics / painted surfaces. (Test a small area, first.)
– Keep ALL essential oils out of children’s reach.
– Do not use near fire, flame, heat or sparks.

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LEMON 15ml

Lemon (Citrus limon) has a strong, purifying, citrus scent that is revitalizing and uplifting. Lemon consists of 68% dlimonene, a powerful antioxidant. Jean Valnet MD wrote that lemon is a tonic for supporting the nervous and sympathetic nervous system. Lemon also has antiseptic & anti-viral compounds to keep airborne illnesses at bay.

Ingredients: Cold pressed lemon oil from rind.

HOW TO USE: For aromatic use. Diffuse or inhale from bottle. (Avoid contaminating the uncapped dripper nozzle.)
– Diffuse at home and workplace.
– This blend may also be used to remove chewing gum & adhesives from your fingers or surfaces.

CAUTIONS:
– May damage plastics / painted surfaces. (Test a small area, first.)
– Keep ALL essential oils out of children’s reach.
– Do not use near fire, flame, heat or sparks.

NOTE: Pure therapeutic-quality essential oils may also be used topically & internally, but those applications are not advised for the classroom due to liability issues. Other articles on this blog address those sorts of “personal use” applications.

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PEAKGreen 5ml
EOH Custom Blend ~ Special Order ONLY
For special orders: Email Cynthe[at}EssentialOilsForHealing[dot]com

Another option is one of our custom blends that I find incredibly refreshing. Formulated for aging memory issues, I’m sure it would work well in a classroom situation.

Ingredients: Rosemary*, Basil*, Lavender & Peppermint…all invigorating mental clarity EOs.

HOW TO USE: For aromatic use. Diffuse or inhale from bottle. (Avoid contaminating the uncapped dripper nozzle.)
– Diffuse at home and workplace.

CAUTION:
The only caveat would be for kids/adults with epilepsy or high blood pressure. Rosemary & Basil are contraindicated for epilepsy. Rosemary & Peppermint are contraindicated for high blood pressure. Don’t think diffusing the blend would be risky as the molecules will be so dispersed, but definitely it would not be advised for topical applications…..which you wouldn’t be doing anyway.
~ Keep ALL essential oils out of children’s reach.

RESOURCES:
Essential Oils Bolster Immunity: Outstanding Teachers Classroom Aides (Part 1 of 3)

Essential Oils to Settle Down & Calm: Outstanding Teachers Classroom Aides (Part 3 of 3)

Cynthia Brush, Young Living Oils Distributor #168709Cynthe Brush ~ Certified Clinical (Medical) Aromatherapist, Therapeutic Essential Oils Practitioner & Self-Care Health Educator has used therapeutic essential oils for personal, family, & client health issues since 1999.

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