Staying Focused With Essential Oils

As the saying goes ... there's an essential oil for that! Staying focused and concentrated is just another spect of your personal wellness where essential oils can have a very positive effect.

Essential oils, which are powerful in many ways, can revitalise your body and ensure that you stay focused in your tasks in hand. Whether it be working, studying for exams, sport, or just generally feeling refreshed as you go about your daily tasks, essential oils can help.

Here are 4 essential oils that can greatly help you stay focused and assist your concentration levels.


Frankincense is an essential oil that has been used for thousands of years. Experts believe the oil has a host of benefits for the mind and body including reducing inflammation, relieving pain, strengthening the immune system, relieving anxiety and panic attacks and easing the effects of stress. It’s also great for improving focus and distractions while boosting concentration.

While many people use frankincense mixed with other oils to create their special concoction for addressing specific health issues, to use it to promote mental clarity, better focus, and concentration, add a few drops to a bath just before bed, which induces relaxation and promotes a feeling of calm for a better night’s sleep.

Our tip ... In the morning, add a few drops to a tissue, and inhale the scent. You may want to bring a bottle with you and inhale periodically throughout the day.


Citrus oils like lemon are known to be very up-lifting. Lemon oil not only helps to promote mental clarity, improve focus and concentration, but it’s great for boosting one’s mood and reducing the effects of stress. 

Lemon essential oil is great used in a room spray. Simply add a few drops to a spray bottle with water to create an environment that will help improve your focus, concentration, and mental clarity while increasing energy levels and uplifting your spirits at the same time.

Our tip .. you could combine lemon essential oil with a carrier oil, such as fractioned coconut oil, and use as a face or hand moisturiser. This gives you smooth refreshed skin while also improving your focus and concentration levels. 


Sandalwood essential oil is known for its sedative effects help reduce inflammation, calm stress and anxiety, promote relaxation, and improve concentration, inner vision, and positive thinking.

You could add 1 or 2 drops to a carrier oil like almond or coconut oil and apply to the back of the neck in the morning and at bedtime.

Our tip .. every morning, inhale for a few minutes either directly from the bottle or by placing a drop on a tissue. 


Peppermint essential oil is another one of the most help stimulate mental clarity, improve focus, concentration, mental performance, and memory. Studies have shown that the effects of peppermint essential oil on cognitive performances. 

Peppermint oil is especially effective when used topically diluted with a carrier oil for a quick boost of energy throughout the day, and for improving focus, concentration and mental clarity. Another option is to carry around a small bottle with you and inhale as needed.

Our tip .. apply two drops to your hands and rub on the back of your neck for a soothing effect that gives instant revitalisation.