Study Explores Essential Oils for Brain Health
High-quality essential oils from The Essential Oil company were recently used to research the effects of daily diffusion on cognitive abilities in older people. The study titled “Overnight olfactory enrichment using an odorant diffuser improves memory and modifies the uncinate fasciculus in older adults” set out to explore if essential oils could be used as an inexpensive, simple, and effective in-home treatment for cognitive loss in older adults.
Individuals in the study were provided with Rose, Orange, Eucalyptus, Lemon, Peppermint, Rosemary, and Lavender essential oils and a home diffuser to use each night. These oils are known to have beneficial properties that may help to support healthy brain function.
Rose Essential Oil is known to balance and uplift emotions and help to reduce stress and anxiety. Geranium Essential Oil shares many of the same benefits as Rose and acts as a more accessible alternative. It is known to balance emotions, helping to promote a sense of well-being and improve cognitive function which can enhance concentration and memory.
Sweet Orange Essential Oil has been found to combat stress and enhance brain function while also working to improve memory and enhance motivation.
Eucalyptus Essential Oil is thought to relieve mental exhaustion and stimulate the mind, helping to ease feelings of tension and combat fatigue.
Lemon Essential Oil may help to clear the mind and enhance cognition, helping to ease negative emotions and encourage a positive and uplifted outlook.
Peppermint Essential Oil is known to increase mental and physical energy, working to improve focus and ease feelings of irritability.
Rosemary Essential Oil has been found to boost mental activity and enhance concentration while increasing alertness and increasing the retention of information.
Lavender Essential Oil is believed to increase brain activity, improving focus and memory while also helping to induce sleep and maintain a deep rest.
At the conclusion of the study, the group that diffused the essential oils each night showed improvement in cognitive and neural functioning meaning that regular exposure to these aromas may act as an effective and low-effort way to keep our brains healthy.
Diffusers act as an easy and stylish way to incorporate essential oils into our daily lives and spread the beneficial aromas around our homes. They can be used at night to help soothe our minds as we sleep or to provide a mental boost during those tough parts of the day.
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The Breezy Spa Diffuser has a sleek and minimal look that can easily fit into any area of the home while color-changing lights help to match the ambiance of the oils being diffused.
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