There are two ways to use oils to help with studying:
- The first is to help you get the most out of your brain!
- The second is to help you use your sense of smell to help with recall.
Let’s look at the first one first and get the most out of your brain!
Brain Power: Brain Power clarifies thought and develops focus with essential oils that are high in sesquiterpenes.
Cedarwood: This essential oil includes sesquiterpenes and its powerful scent creates a relaxing, calming, and comforting atmosphere when diffused.
Using either of these oils can help you focus during study times. You can diffuse or simply take the cover off and take a sniff of the oils. Need something to travel? Make your own nasal inhaler. (See below for directions.)
Using oils to help with recall:
Our olfactory sense (sense of smell) is the sense most closely related to the memory. When we smell something, it can trigger a memory of another time you smelled the same thing.
We can use that fact to help us study! Simply choose an oil for each of your subjects. As you study a subject, smell the oil you have designated for that subject.
Then when you are in the class or taking a test, use your nasal inhaler to help you recall the information.
So, what is a “nasal inhaler”. Frankly, nothing fancy. It is just a way to bring the oils with you if you don’t want to take the bottle. You can purchase an inhaler or create your own. Here are some choices:
- Diffuse necklaces: This is one of our personal favorites. We LOVE diffuser necklaces. You can find them on Etsy.com in a variety of looks. Diffuser necklaces are beautiful ways to wear your choice of oils around your neck in a fashionable way.
- Nasal Inhalers: We also love the actual nasal inhalers. You can find them here. They are reusable tubes you can add oils to and keep them easily in your pocket. (I survived my first pregnancy with a lavender one of these — the smells sent me to the bathroom every time!)
- Homemade inhaler: Super simply. Use cotton balls/tissues in a ziplock. Simply add a few drops and voila!
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