Our curated guide of Essential Oils to Focus your mind

Written by: Nina Martí

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Our curated guide of Essential Oils to Focus your mind

Breathe in. Let your worries go. Breathe out. Set your intentions. Go!

The best organic essential oils to awaken your mind.

When we are feeling stressed or anxious it becomes almost impossible to focus on anything. Likewise, sometimes, our mind just won’t settle. Like a butterfly, the attention goes from one thought to another, seeks distractions and simply refuses to stay still. 

Essential oils are powerful and highly concentrated plant extracts obtained through various methods to capture certain properties from different parts of the plant. Each of them has a unique profile but all have a powerful effect on the mind and the body, relaxing, stimulating, soothing or even arousing, essential oils can be used for various reasons. One of them can be to address a general lack of concentration and attention.

As they trigger certain parts of the brain, essential oils can help focus better, centering the mind and pushing away any negative thoughts or emotions. 

If you ever find yourself mentally restless, overwhelmed by an urgent work presentation or need to study for an important exam, essential oils can be a good help to center your mind.

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Here are some of our most-loved organic essential oils for focus.

Rosemary (Rosmarinus Officinalis) ) The sacred plant

Used by Roman scholars to boost their focus and concentration, Rosemary essential oil has proved through many centuries its ability to improve cognitive functions and memory. When inhaled, it instantly brings clarity and helps the mind concentrate better on the task at hand.

Our Secret: When working on an important task, start by diffusing ten drops of Rosemary essential oil. Breathe in. Close your eyes. Visualise the final result. Breathe out. Get started.  

Lemon (Citrus Limonum) - Sunshine to the mind

Zingy and zesty, Lemon essential oil presents an uplifting aroma which cuts through any negative emotions and distractions. Sharpened, the mind is able to recentre its focus easily, develop a more positive attitude and look on the brighter side of the work that needs to be done.

Our MĀ Secret: Dilute ten drops of Lemon essential oil in water. Spray the energising fragrance over your desk and any other hard surface around your work area. Breathe in the invigorating scent and feel your mind become more alert.

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Eucalyptus (Eucalyptus Globulus) - Brain booster

Eucalyptus essential oil has a distinctive odour from other herbaceous and minty aromas. The crisp scent is known to clear sinuses and the chest, allowing for better breathing and bringing more oxygen to the brain and body. Powerful and deep, it instantly stimulates the mind and improves focus.

Our secret: Diffuse ten drops of eucalyptus essential oil around your desk. Breathe in the fresh scent. Feel your body fill up with oxygen while tensions and headaches slowly disappear. Let your mind recenter.

Peppermint  (Mentha Piperita) - Refresh the soul

Peppermint essential oil naturally brings a refreshing scent to the atmosphere which increases alertness and wakes up the mind. When diffused, or even used topically, the peppery aroma boosts energy levels and helps centre the focus away from worrisome thoughts and other distractions.

Our MĀ Secret: Add two drops of Peppermint essential oil to your Mood Wood. Place it around your nose. Breathe in. Notice all negativity slowly disappearing. Breathe out. Let the awakened mind guide you.

Grapefruit (Citrus Paradisi) - Joyful start of the day

Grapefruit essential oil is packed with vitamins and antioxidants, an excellent combination for the mind and body to perk up. The tangy aroma boosts the mind and helps feel more energised when dealing with emotional and physical fatigue.

Our MĀ secret: Diffuse ten drops of Grapefruit essential oil in the room where you work. Let the punchy and tangy aroma feel the room with its energising scent. Breathe in and slowly notice the mind feel more alert and centred.

Vetiver (Chrysopogon Zizanioides) - Stabilise the mind

The grounding and earthy scent of Vetiver essential oil helps relax the mind and balance emotions. Adept at calming down feelings of anxiety, the sweet and woody aroma releases the mind from stress and brings more clarity to allow the brain to concentrate better.

Basil (Ocimum Basilicum plant) - Freed from stress

Fresh and sweet, Basil essential oil is high in linalool which is known to reduce stress and will be an excellent help to manage overwhelming feelings. The soothing scent will help the mind calm down and releases feelings of tension. Freed from anxiety, the mind is able to see clearer.

Our MĀ Secret: Dilute two drops of Basil essential oil in a neutral carrier oil. Rub onto your temples and the back of your neck. Breath in the sweet herbaceous aroma. Breathe out all your stress and worries.

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Spearmint (Mentha Spicata) - The gentle helping hand

Part of the minty family, Spearmint essential oil presents an invigorating scent. Excellent choice to alleviate mental fatigue, this green and vivid aroma gently boosts the mood, helps focus and brings the attention back to the task or project with a much more positive outlook.

Our secret: Create a positive atmosphere around you. Diffuse ten drops of Spearmint essential oil. Breathe in. Feel the mind sharpen and the mood improve. Breathe out. Notice how refreshed and alert you feel.

MĀ Focus Master Blend

MĀ has imagined a unique blend to help improve focus and boost memory, MĀ  Focus Master Blend. It combines a trio of essential oils designed to boost concentration and focus: Rosemary, renowned for its effect on memory, zingy bright Lemon to bring positivity and refreshing Peppermint sharpen attention.

With this distinctive compound bringing together three of the most mentally stimulating essential oils, the mind is fully awake, elevated and alert. It is now able to let go of any distracting thoughts and focus unequivocally on the project you are working on.

Our MĀ Secret:

Step away from the work you are trying to complete. Diffuse fifteen ten drops of MĀ  Focus Master Blend. Listen to our Curated Spotify FOCUS list.Take a moment to notice the agitated mind and gently bring the attention back to a point of focus. Breathe in. Define your goals. Breathe out.


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