We often think of essential oils as a way to calm the nervous system to relax us or help us sleep but they can also help you wake up the brain. Herbs have been used in teas, tinctures and oils for centuries to increase alertness and focus. Research shows us that essential oils such as eucalyptus and peppermint oil help to stimulate the brain and reduce brain fog. Personally, peppermint oil is my go-to for a quick way to wake up my brain on long days. It is a favorite essential oil of many of the kids I work with who have ADHD. I recall one teen I worked with who would ask to have the diffuser next to him in every counseling session because, “It makes my brain feel so good.” There are many kinds of essential oils and ways to use them, please read my blog, The Best Essential Oils for Mental Health for essential oil basics.
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