3 Aromatherapy Oils That Enhance Your Memory

Recently we shared three memory tricks you can use while traveling. Today we’re chatting about a quick way you can boost your memory power even more – aromatherapy! For centuries the unique scents of essential oils have been used to enhance both physical and emotional well being.

The sense of smell is extremely powerful. From the medicinal to the mystical, we value these aromatic plants for their perceived properties.

You can easily tuck small vials of aromatherapy oils in your suitcase. Take a small travel candle along to use during down time in your hotel room. Or take advantage of all the organic products available like essential oil roll-ons. Therapy stones that absorb the oils and lotions are also easily transported. Plus, they fit in with your wardrobe adding extra style and flair.

Just pick from any of these three essential oils aromatherapists recommend to help boost your memory.

Rosemary Aromatherapy for Memory

In Shakespeare’s Hamlet, Ophelia begs, “There’s rosemary, that’s for remembrance; pray you, love, remember!”

Rosemary is a wonderfully fragrant herb whose needle-like leaves resemble those of a pine tree. Its bright and green scent enhances mental clarity. Rosemary is also know for calming nerves.

It was used by ancient Greeks and Romans in a variety of traditional and medicinal ways. Native to Mediterranean seaside areas, rosemary’s Latin name Rosmarinus Officinalis. The name literally means “dew of the sea.”

Today rosemary complements a variety of culinary dishes. People also value rosemary for its medicinal and aromatic properties. Recent studies show carnosic acid, a derivative of the rosemary leaf, enhances nerve growth factor. This may even be of use in stalling and perhaps reversing symptoms of Alzheimer’s disease.

3 Aromatherapy Oils That Enhance Your Memory

Lemon’s Aromatherapy Memory-Enhancing Properties

Lemons have a crisp, refreshing scent. From childhood lemonade stands to lemon meringue pie, these sunny citrus fruits are a staple in most households.

They have antiseptic and anti-fungal properties. Their rinds also freshen breath.

Lemons are a common ingredient in household cleaning products. They also receive praise for boosting memory. Their bright, clean scent aids in information storage and recall.

Recent studies show that lemons may increase the activity of acetylcholene. This chemical messenger in humans aidss in storing and retrieving information. In fact, some studies show that acetylecholine might help in retrieving formerly lost memories and information.

Peppermint Essential Oils are Great for Concentration

Beside flavoring candy canes, peppermint has beneficial properties. People use peppermint to aid in digestion (aka the after dinner mint). Peppermint also helps your ability to concentrate.

Peppermint’s energetic and bright scent alone is uplifting. This makes it a perfect aromatherapy companion. It also contains antioxidants such as flavonoids which aid in memory and boost brain power.

In addition to all its medicinal properties, peppermint is easy to grow. Mint is medicinal garden wonder that’s fantastic for your digestive system, headache relief, stress relief and so much more. Just the act of growing it helps ease stress, too!

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Barb Webb. Founder and Editor of Rural Mom, is an the author of "Getting Laid" and "Getting Baked". A sustainable living expert nesting in Appalachian Kentucky, when she’s not chasing chickens around the farm or engaging in mock Jedi battles, she’s making tea and writing about country living and artisan culture.
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