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Essential Oils for Memory

Being able to recall things and having a keen memory is something that is dear to us, something that we use every day and something that is necessary for our survival in daily life. If you find with age, it takes longer to bring information to mind or you are finding yourself forgetting where you place things, maybe its time to try essential oils. Essential oils for memory can boost your focus and concentration to help you remember things you need throughout the day.

What is Memory?

Memory is the ability to absorb, store, encode and recall material within the human brain, information that is collected throughout the day. Memory is what information is collected throughout the day and the ability to recall data when needed for skills, habits, impressions or experiences.

Memory is one of the essential aspects to thrive in life, bringing high regard for retaining the material. Forgetting crucial information is a common occurrence in today’s life as there are so many things going on around us that makes remembering things difficult. Most knowledge in the brain is often deleted, as the info goes into the short-term memory of the mind to keep an information overload happening within the brain.


What Causes Memory Loss?

Memory loss is prevalent in aging adults and in various conditions that may contribute to it. While regular with age, there is a difference between healthy and memory loss associated with Alzheimer’s disease and other disorders like it.

Age is one factor as the brain gets slower and often can lead to minor memory loss that makes it harder to remember things, losing car keys, a person’s name, or appointments are some examples. But these do not affect the greater picture and can be overlooked entirely without affecting the function of a healthy life.

Dementia is another cause of memory loss and usually worsens over time and can damage a person’s work life, social, and relationships with others.

Symptoms for Dementia include

  • Forgetting common words
  • More time for known tasks
  • Misplacing certain things
  • Getting lost in familiar areas

These diseases are damaging to the brain and often lead to Dementia, which are Alzheimer’s, Vascular Dementia, Frontotemporal dementia, and Lewy body dementia.


Essential Oils for Memory

Black PepperBlack pepper common to the dinner table in American homes, but also showed Black Pepper in a study that the activity of neurotransmitters in the brain to help protect the brain-damaged neurotransmitters that cause memory loss. Damaged neurotransmitters come from various disorders and can affect the brain and make it harder for the brain to recall certain things when components.

Clove Bud – Clove Bud has been used since ancient Roman times to clean the mouth and treat dental pain, which is a primary reason it is used today in mouthwashes. A study was done on mice that showed the mice to reverse long-term and short-term memory losses dramatically.

Lavender – A prevalent and useful oil known for its sedative properties, providing a calm mind to those who use it. A study at the University of Northumbria found lavender to lower the performance of working memory and reduced reactions by its sedative properties, however, another study at the same university also showed lavender to have slower memory recall that was due to exposure to the ‘sedating’ aroma of lavender when test subjects were doing a mathematical performance.

Lemon – Lemon is famous for its citrusy uplifting smell that has been used for its properties to help improve the function of digestion and uplift the energy levels with just inhaling its scent. Lemon is favorable for the circulatory system, and aids with blood flow reduce blood pressure and help with nosebleeds, which shows Lemon to be a great addition to any blend to help with when stress hits and relaxation after a long day.

RosemaryRosemary in contrast to lavender in this study, done by the University of Northumbria, displayed rosemary to provide a significant boost of performance for overall quality of memory and other memory factors, but with a slower speed of memory. Rosemary in another study showed rosemary aroma was directly linked to an improvement in long-term memory. Making rosemary a worthy essential oil to have in your arsenal for memory loss and mental clarity.

Peppermint – Peppermint is a powerful oil that is used in many different products toothpaste and candy are some. But Peppermint is known for its cooling ability and for its ability to improve memory with this study that showed Peppermint tea to develop long-term and working memory in adults, so drink up on peppermint tea!  Peppermint essential oil also helps with memory to help to improve long-term memory and helps to relieve headaches that may occur when trying hard to concentrate on something.


Essential Oil Recipes for Memory

Mental Memory Inhaler Blend

Inhaling oils go directly to your brain and instantly get to work to help with memory, concentration, and improve mental alertness. Which increases the likeliness of remembering things for a later date. Inhaling these oils helps transport the memories you deem important to move to the long-term storage and makes for easy access for recall later on.

What You Need:

5 drops of Rosemary Essential Oil
5 drops of Peppermint Essential Oil
Small Glass Bowl
Tweezers
Personal Inhaler

What to Do:

  1. In a small glass bowl, add essential oils. You may add more or less, depending on your preference (up to fifteen drops).
  2. Remove the cover (bottom) of the inhaler to remove cotton wick of the inhaler.
  3. Drop cotton wick into the bowl to soak up the essential oils.
  4. Using tweezers, drop the wick back into the inhaler. Replace cover and press down hard to insert into place.
  5. Use as needed for concentration and memory.

 

The Memory Helper Roll-on/Inhaler Blend

Roll-on and Inhaler blends are great for taking on the go wherever you may need the memory helper to help you remember things that need remembering. Inhaling the essential oils before and after study sessions make it easy to help concentrate your brain on the task and help remember afterward.

What You Need:

5 drops Rosemary Essential Oil
3 drops Lavender Essential Oil
2 drops Peppermint Essential Oil
Fractionated Coconut Oil (if using roller bottle)
Small Glass Bowl
Tweezers
10ml Roll-on Bottle

What to Do:

  1. In a small glass bowl, add essential oils. You can add carrier oil if the scent is too strong.
  2. For inhaler, remove the bottom cover and remove cotton wick and place in the glass bowl to soak up the oils.
  3. Using the tweezers, place the cotton wick into the inhaler and place cover on tightly. Inhale gently as needed.
  4. If using the blend in a roller bottle, remove the ball insert and add essential oils and carrier oil into the bottle.
  5. Replace ball insert and cap and shake to blend. To use, roll over behind your ears or neck and inhale to help your memory.

 

End of the Day Memory Bath Salts Soak

After a long study session or day, it is useful to take a bath and relax to help move memories from short-term to long-term. Relaxation helps the brain to sort the information that was collected throughout the day to help sort and reorganize data to make it useful for later use.

What You Need:

½ cup Fine Sea Salts (Dead Sea Salts, Himalayan Pink Salts, Epsom Salts, or a combination of these)
5 drops Lavender Essential Oil
3 drops Rosemary Essential Oil
2 drops Lemon Essential Oil
1 Tablespoon Fractionated Coconut Oil or Jojoba Oil
1 Ounce Plastic Tub

What to Do:

  1. In a small bowl, add your salts and a carrier oil, if desired. Add the essential oils that you have chosen for memory then to mix well using a wooden spoon.
  2. Add salt mixture to a small plastic tub for travel and keep container lid tight.
  3. To use, add salts to a running bath and swish around to dissolve in the bath water. Soak for 15 minutes.

 

Memory and Concentration Inhaler Blend

A memory blend to help you recall things will energize you to help you concentrate and remember.  The energizing effects of essential oils for memory help you to stay concentrated for longer.

What You Will Need:

5 drops Lemon Essential Oil
5 drops Peppermint Essential Oil
5 drops Lavender Essential Oil
Small Glass Bowl
Tweezers
Personal Inhaler

What to Do:

  1. In a small glass bowl, add the essential oils for memory. You may add more or less, depending on your preference (up to fifteen drops).
  2. Remove the cover (bottom) of the inhaler to remove cotton wick of the inhaler.
  3. Drop cotton wick into the bowl to soak up the essential oils.
  4. Using tweezers, drop the wick back into the inhaler. Replace cover and press down hard to insert into place.
  5. Use as needed for memory and concentration. Inhale 5 – 6 times.


Would like to learn more about blending essential oils for healing? Check out the book, Organic Beauty With Essential Oil by dapoxetine Rebecca Park Totilo.

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