Using Aromatherapy to Boost Productivity and Concentration

Using Aromatherapy to Boost Productivity and Concentration

In today’s world where technology including other external factors seems to consume most of our time and energy, staying focused and maintaining concentration has become a challenge. Hence, finding effective techniques to enhance productivity is vital. What better way to do so than to take the holistic route that is both sustainable and natural? The practice of Aromatherapy has been shown to enhance productivity and focus. It is a practice of using essential oils extracted from plants to improve physical, mental, and emotional well-being. These oils are known to have various therapeutic properties that can positively impact our mood, energy levels, and cognitive function.

So, without further ado let’s learn how to use Aromatherapy to enhance productivity and concentration. Stay with us till the end!

How to use aromatherapy to boost productivity

Ever wondered why you immediately feel light and extravagant when you enter a hotel? It’s the strategic use of scents that creates a very welcoming experience. Studies have also shown how pleasant smells can increase productivity as they can naturally enhance cognitive performance, elevate mood, and increase creativity. Including aromatherapy in everyday life can be a great way to boost productivity and improve workflow.

Here’s how to use essential oils for focus and concentration:

  1. Diffusers: When we talk about sustainability it’s best to stick to high-quality products. The combination of good quality essential oil diffusers and therapeutic grade essential oils can be a breakthrough investment for your work goals. Just use a few drops of your favorite smelling essential oil in the diffuser and inhale the aroma to experience an instant boost of energy and positivity.
  2. External Application: Another way to get the best out of essential oils is by simply diluting them with a carrier oil of your choice. Carry the refreshing blend with you and whenever there are feelings of anxiousness or negativity apply them to pulse points to feel relaxed, and better focus.
  3. Essential oil-infused jewelry: You can get innovative and incorporate aromatherapy into your life with wearable accessories too. Look chic in fashion and still enjoy the therapeutic benefits of aromatherapy by wearing stylish essential oil bracelets, rings, neckwear etc. Select a piece of essential oil-infused jewelry and an essential oil that goes with your vibe. Apply a few drops of the oil to the porous surface of your jewelry and let it absorb well, wear it to experience moments of tranquility.
  4. Essential oil inhalers: Are a portable way to incorporate aromatherapy for stress management, mental clarity etc. As they are compact and lightweight, they can easily fit into your travel bag.

The Best Essential Oils for Focus & Concentration:

Every essential oil has its own unique quality. Here are some examples of essential oils known for their ability to increase focus, energy and productivity:

  1. Peppermint: The stimulating and refreshing properties of peppermint essential oil is known for its ability to increase focus, mental function, and reduce stress. It has a cooling effect and great for congestion.
  2. Rosemary: Studies have shown that rosemary can improve memory and alertness. It is often used in aromatherapy for its memory-enhancing properties.
  3. Lemon: The fresh, citrusy aroma of the lemon oil is uplifting and tantalizing. Due to its natural mood-boosting abilities, it is best known for clearing brain fog.
  4. Eucalyptus: The sharp and potent smell of eucalyptus oil is clarifying and can help in mental reset. Due to its ability to clear the mind, it is known for improving focus and concentration and hence making better choices.
  5. Basil: Is known to reduce feelings of anxiousness and mental fatigue. The herbal, warm aroma can help with better decision-making skills, sharpen focus and stimulate the mind.
  6. Bergamot: The refreshing aroma of Bergamot is known to provide relaxation, promote clarity and stabilize the mood.

Essential Oil Blends for Workplace Productivity:

The best part about the magical essential oils is you can get creative and experiment with your customized blends. What works for someone (scent-wise) may be overpowering for another. Create blends tailored to your requirements and share it with your workplace bestie.

Here are examples of two synergistic blends to try:

Bring your focus back blend:

  • 2 drops Lemon
  • 1 drop Peppermint
  • 2 drops Rosemary
  • 10 ml carrier oil

Mix all the ingredients together and transfer them to a dark glass bottle. Use as needed for focus!


The Good Energy Blend:

  • 2 drops Eucalyptus
  • 2 drops Basil
  • 2 drops Bergamot
  • 10 ml carrier oil

Combine the oils in a bottle and use as needed to promote mental clarity and productivity.

Essential oil recipes to combat brain fog

We all have those days when we feel mentally exhausted and keep making silly mistakes. Despite all the caffeine kick, the struggle is real to keep forgetting things and have mental clarity right? Well, brain fog is normal and the use of essential oils can be an effective solution to the problem.

Here are a few essential oil recipes to try:

The Brain Fog Buster:

  • 2 drops Peppermint
  • 2 drops Rosemary

(Use it in a tissue and inhale the aroma for immediate effect)

The Mental Clarity Potion:

  • 2 drops Lemon
  • 2 drops Frankincense

(Use it in a tissue or dilute it with a carrier oil for topical application)

Aromatherapy is a simple yet effective way to increase productivity, boost focus, and fight back brain fog.

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R.A.Arom(London), Aromatherapy Practitioner and Perfumer, Founder & Creative Director – Wikka
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