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
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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