Saturday, August 11, 2018

Reviewing Arbonne's Focus Blend - An Aromatherapy Blend of Essential Oils

Focus Oil
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I do love using essential oils so when Arbonne released a new blend of essential oils I couldn't wait to see what it smelt like!   Their Focus Oil has a very pleasant fresh & herbacious scent that isn't overpowering or divisive in aroma.

This blend of oils contains basil, rosemary, frankincense, bergamot and lemon.   The combination of these oils helps to clear the mind and uplift your emotions which is perfect for increasing your focus and productivity.

I have been using it in a diffuser while my daughter studies (she's in her last year of high school).  Now I think her attitude has changed as she's been more diligent even before I got the focus blend, however she does seem to be able to concentrate a lot easier since I started using the blend and is really excelling with her assignments.

So why these particular oils?


Basil oil is great for clearing the head as well as being uplifting, let's face it when we're happier we can concentrate better so this is a good start for the blend.  Don't take my word for it though according to Robert Tisserand (The Art of Aromatherapy) basil oil 'clears the head, relieves intellectial fatigue, and gives the mind strength and clarity.'   He goes on to say that the oil is ' uplifting, clarifying and strengthening.'

Now we add Rosemary oil to the blend.  Rosemary has traditionally been used for memory and is also a classic remedy for headaches and migraines.  I think this makes it ideal for use when we need to focus on something as that can lead to headaches so another great addition to this Focus blend.

Frankincense was one of the most highly prized substances of the ancient world hence the offering of frankincense by the Magi to the infant Jesus.  Although in centuries past frankincense has been revered for it's skin care preparations it also has an elevating and soothing effect on the mind and emotions.

Bergamot doesn't really seem to help with focus and concentration as such, but it is one of the more uplifting oils and is regularly used to help with depression and states of anxiety.  I think the inclusion in this blend is because of it's uplifting qualities.   You can concentrate on things a lot easier and your mind stays a lot clearer if you're happier than if you're sad.

Lemon is another oil that is uplifting - all of the citrus oils seem to promote happy feelings.

When to Use the Focus Blend

Anytime you need to focus or concentrate on something you'll find that the Focus Blend is ideal so whether you're writing a blog post, a proposal for work, studying for an exam or trying to balance the books - Focus Oil is the one for you!

Another time when I would be using this blend of oils is on a long car trip.  You can easily buy car diffusers these days and I would definitely advise investing in one if you travel alot.  This blend can keep you focused on long journeys or if driving home from work after a long day.

If you don't have a car diffuser you can still use the oil in a car, back when I first discovered the power of aromatherapy I couldn't find an affordable car diffuser so I simply placed a few drops of oil on a handkerchief (or even a tissue on occasion) and attached it over the air vents of the car.
You can also use this oil in the home when you feel people need more focus or clarity, like if they're suffering from grief, depression, recuperating from sickness.

If you're an anxious person, or you have an important meeting, event and are nervous about it then you could use a few drops of the focus blend in an aromatherapy necklace or on a tissue in your pocket to sniff throughout the day/ before the meeting.

Could You Use Some Focus Blend in Your Life?


I definitely have days when my mind feels like it has about 50 browser windows open and a 100 sticky notes stuck all over it so I really do need to use the focus blend in order to get things done!  I'd love to know if you need this oil or not.


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8 comments:

  1. Louanne, I like your descriptions of what the various ingredients of this Focus Oil does. Very helpful in deciding if this is the essential oil one needs for what currently ails you. Very educational and helpful.

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    1. Thanks Elf, I do think it's important when buying a blend oil that you know exactly what essential oils are in it so that you can make an informed decision.

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  2. There are definitely times when I need to focus and just can't seem to concentrate. I suspect that is true for all of us. This blend sounds perfect! I am curious, if you use it often, would it lose its efficiency? My only experience with aromatherapy is with potpourri and sadly, that caused bad headaches for me. I have been reluctant to try any other aromatherapy after that experience.

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    1. I've never found that it's lost it's efficiency and when I worked in a health shop we used to burn oils every day. I don't think you'll find using pure essential oils would cause headaches, a lot of potpourri (unless you make it yourself) use synthetic fragrant oils as opposed to pure essential oils and I know that they can cause a lot of people to get headaches.

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  3. I always enjoy your articles on essential oils and after reading them plan to get started with using them! Honestly, I'll have to add this to my holiday wants list, they sound very helpful. I know I'd like them

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    1. Aromatherapy can become addictive, although I tell my husband it's a healthy addiction LOL. I think you'll love using them once you start.

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  4. I think I would like this blend/scent. I have a friend who mixes lemon essential oil with others in her office and I really like it. I think she has done a combination similar to this and it was really nice.

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    1. Many years ago, before this blend was introduced I used to mix lemon and rosemary oils when I was studying for my herbology diploma. It can be fun having the individual oils so that you can try different combinations - I'd love to know which ones your friend mixed together, I'm always collecting 'recipes'.

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