Essential Oils to Increase Focus and Decrease Mental Fatigue

Essential Oils to Increase Focus and Decrease Mental Fatigue

With school back in session, students and parents alike can use essential oils to naturally increase their focus and decrease mental fatigue. But which essential oils or products should you use? We’re sharing the best option to reach for depending on your needs and the time of day.

Arise & Shine: Wake Up with Citrus

There is a reason people reach for a glass of orange juice in the mornings. Citrus (whether lime, lemon, grapefruit, orange, or some fusion of those) provides an uplifting scent that can naturally boost your energy. This is why the mornings are a great time to embrace the aromatherapeutic effects of Citrus. It’ll wake you up, heighten your senses, and elevate your mood. Our Citrus-Infused Pure Eucalyptus Oil ShowerMist permeates your morning shower with the powers of Citrus. You’ll be ready for whatever comes your way!

Time to Focus? Reach for Peppermint

Peppermint is known to improve concentration, making it the best option for when you need to buckle down and focus. The invigorating scent triggers the part of the brain that controls mental clarity, providing the alertness you need to be at your best. It can also aid in lowering your stress level and improving your memory. Diffusing our Menthol Crystals releases the amazing potential of Peppermint right into your office or classroom. You’ll have a clear mind ready for the task at hand!

Beat the Mid-Day Slump With…Pick Your Favorite!

There are actually a few different essential oil options that can provide the support you need to beat the mid-day slump. Play around with different options to find what works best for you. The refreshing scent of Citrus will provide a zesty jolt. Or, the powerful, exhilarating scent of Peppermint will sharpen your clarity. Another terrific option is Eucalyptus. The strong, sharp aroma of greens is revitalizing and will help you get back on your feet quickly. 

If you often find yourself feeling sluggish midday, here are 5 More Ways to Beat Midday Fatigue fast and naturally.

Brain Fog? Start at Night With Lavender

Mental fatigue or “brain fog” generally stems from physical fatigue or inadequate sleep. So the remedy begins with at night. Using Lavender before bed (along with helpful sleep habits) can improve sleep quality and duration, allowing you to wake up feeling refreshed. Lavender is a soothing scent, known for its calming properties. The sweet, floral aroma will reduce stress and help quiet a racing mind. 

The calming effects of a Yoga ritual before bed can be life-changing, especially when combined with our Lavender-Infused Pure Eucalyptus Oil Yoga Mat Cleaner. Simply spray on your mat (and wipe clean) before and after practice to enjoy the aromatic benefits during your practice. 

Which essential oils do you reach for to boost energy and combat mental fatigue? Let us know in the comments!

Boost Your Energy Naturally with Essential Oils

Boost Your Energy Naturally with Essential Oils

Energy slumps happen throughout the day, but essential oils provide a natural, aromatic way to get those energy levels back up quickly. Here are our three favorite picks, all of which are proven to awaken your senses and help you function at your best all day long.

A Gentle Jolt: Citrus

For a natural, energetic boost, reach for a citrus blend of essential oils. The zesty, upbeat scents of orange, lemon, grapefruit, and lime provide a powerful, energetic kick when you need it most. It’s a lively scent that will leave you feeling energized, refreshed, and ready to tackle whatever comes your way.

Citrus also aids in reducing stress and sharpening your ability to focus. Our Citrus-Infused 100% Pure Eucalyptus Shower Mist gives a gentle jolt in the morning without compromising your skin. You can also diffuse citrus at your desk to keep your creative juices flowing throughout the day. 

Pep in Your Step: Peppermint

Put a little “pep” in your step with peppermint! As one of the most popular essential oils, the uplifting scent of peppermint can lift your energy levels. Whether you’re feeling the afternoon energy slump or want a quick pick-me-up before a workout, peppermint provides a stimulating, invigorating boost.

The aroma of peppermint can even be a natural, non-toxic replacement to sipping a sugary drink or cup of coffee. Try starting your day with a hot shower and our Mint-Infused 100% Pure Eucalyptus ShowerMist for a boost.

Prepare at Night: Lavender

Finally, as the old saying goes, we’re only as good as our weakest link. And in this case, you’re only as good as the sleep you’re getting each night. If you’re feeling drained and depleted during the day, set yourself up for a dream-filled slumber with the use of lavender. 

Lavender is known for it’s calming, soothing properties. The sweet, floral scent can quiet your mind and bring relief from stress. By diffusing lavender in your room at night or giving your pillow a quick mist of lavender-infused spray, you’re promoting peaceful sleep and giving yourself the best chance to wake up feeling refreshed.

Did you know? Our Lavender-Infused Pure Eucalyptus Oil ShowerMist doubles as a safe and natural pillow mist. Simply spritz a few sprays on your pillow, wait a few seconds for it to dry, and rest easy knowing you’re taking strides toward a night of peaceful sleep. 

What other essential oils do you reach for when you need a boost of energy?

8 Tips to Sleep Better at Night

8 Tips to Sleep Better at Night

It’s so frustrating when you plop into bed after a long day only to lay in bed restless and wait for sleep to come. And even after you’ve slept, you probably feel more tired than when you went to bed.

These cycles are torturous, leaving you unproductive and unhappy during the day. But don’t worry, we’ve got some habits to share with you that’ll have you feeling refreshed every morning. Here are our eight sleep-saving tips:

#1: Get checked for anemia 

While anemia is not directly related to insomnia, studies show a strong correlation between affected sleep and the condition. Many people are anemic and don’t know it. Even if you think you get enough iron via supplements and food, iron can be hard to absorb, and you may need another source or higher dose.

#2: Eat protein and fat before bed

Eat protein and a little fat before bed to keep your blood sugar balanced during sleep. This will help you wake up clearer and without a morning headache. This tip is especially relevant for people who know they have low blood sugar issues. One idea? Make a nut-milk with protein powder drink about 45 min before bed.

#3: Have a dark room

Having too much light in your bedroom will ruin your ability to fall into REM sleep (when we get the most rest). The pituitary gland gets confused, thinking it’s daytime, causing you to wake up.

#4: Hydration

Stay hydrated all day. Dehydration can actually lead to more frequent toilet trips. Moreover, a hydrated body is a hydrated brain. A hydrated brain functions far better in the early morning hours than a dehydrated and slow brain.

#5: Media curfew

The blue light in phones and computers are disruptive to the pituitary gland, preventing you from winding down. Set curfew no less than an hour before bed. Or, if your device is capable, turn on the blue light shade.

#6: Lavender in the evening

Treat yourself to a simple massage. Put a few drops of our Lavender-Infused Pure Eucalyptus Oil ShowerMist in almond oil, massaging slowly and deeply from your feet all the way up to your head. Give extra attention to your temples and forehead.

#7: Eucalyptus oil shower in the morning

Eucalyptus oil, a menthol-based plant, is known for increasing blood circulation, which aids your mind. By spraying eucalyptus oil into the steam of your shower, your skin, lungs and mental function will be activated, cleansed, and boosted. A great morning shower option is our Mint-Infused Pure Eucalyptus Oil ShowerMist.

#8: 20-30 minutes of body movement

Get your body moving and the oxygen flowing. Whether you do yoga, pilates, cardio, or weights, they’re all great. Exercising will keep your body in shape and ready for rest when it’s time to sleep.

We know how important it is to feel good, be energized and well rested. And that all starts with a great night’s sleep. You don’t have to wake up groggy or in a fog anymore.

Ready for a good night of sleep? Tell us which tips helped you the most, and then share these sleep-saving tips with social media!

5 Ways to Beat Midday Fatigue Fast and Naturally

Nothing’s worse than mental fog and fatigue, but we all seem to battle it. And if you reach for a coffee or soda, you’re only going to make it worse. The sugar and caffeine will help momentarily but keep the fatigue showing up for days, months, and even years to come as they burn out your adrenals.

So what can you do? Here are some natural ways to beat afternoon tiredness, without the side effects.

5 Ways to Overcome Midday Fatigue

Oxygen to the brain

Find a quiet place in your home or workplace that’s free from distraction, but not your bed. Turn on some relaxing music, read, or just sit in the stillness. Take one, then two, then ten deep breaths. This is your opportunity to oxygenate your blood cells and brain for better functioning plus increased energy!

Change it up

Sometimes doing the same repetitious actions make us tired. So change it up. Take a break to move your body, read a book, listen to music, and just live a little. What are the hobbies that make you come alive? How can you incorporate those things into those more sluggish hours?

Get Active

If you can go for a run or stop by the gym first thing in the morning, great! If not, make a plan to implement a small routine into your morning, so you at least set a pattern and habit to care for your mind and body. This will not only set up your day with energy but also affect the rest of your life.

Take an energy shower

Turn up the heat and let your muscles both relax and rejuvenate. Add menthol crystals to the shower steam as well to awaken your senses. Menthol crystals open up your bronchial passageways, allowing you to breathe deeper and get more oxygen to your brain. More oxygen to the brain means more clarity and mental peace. These crystals will add a great vibrancy to your day.

Fuel your body

Take time to eat a balanced meal. Give your body the fuel it needs and remember to drink plenty of water. Chinese medicine states that the morning meal is the fuel your body pulls from most, so be sure to get preventative and eat well at the start of the day.

Beat the afternoon dullness and reenergize your life. You don’t have to be tired anymore. Achieve a life of vitality and vigor.

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The Best Natural Caffeine Substitute: How Eucalyptus Helps You Stay Alert

Ok. So you’ve quit coffee. Join the rest of the headache-ridden and groggy masses making this drastic health change. But now you’re going to need something to replace that energy kick you’re used to.

You have the right to wake up and feel energized. You don’t need a pill and you don’t need another energy drink, rather a natural solution that will wake you up FAST.

Eucalyptus oil is a miracle worker you’ve got to try. Most people are familiar with the plant’s ability to ease respiratory symptoms, soothe and open the airways, but not many are familiar with its ability to wake up the senses and heighten energy.

How does Eucalyptus replace caffeine?

It feels like a shot of caffeine. The menthol content works like a vasoconstrictor, causing the cells to vibrate at a faster level, bringing more circulation and oxygen to the brain, inviting better concentration and more natural focus.

It’s invigorating. The menthol properties of eucalyptus leave a cooling sensation on the skin of the body and in the lungs. Just a few deep breaths and every cell of the body is invigorated and woken up from the inside out.

It creates relaxation and a sense of contentment. As the plant works its way into the different parts of the body, each cell is not only invigorated but the body relaxes as though it’s been to the spa. When you’re awakened and relaxed at the same time, your mind is at ease and able to function properly.

How to use Eucalyptus

One of the best ways to enjoy all the energizing benefits is to spray Eucalyptus Oil ShowerMist into the steam of your shower. The steam further activates the oil and opens your pores, allowing your body to more efficiently absorb the oil.

Are you ready to live a coffee-free life? Then don’t hesitate to pick up our Eucalyptus Oil to energize your body in a healthy way.

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