Essential Oils for Focus and Mental Clarity

Essential oils are wonderful tools for concentration. As much as we love our coffee, if we have too many, chances are we will be feeling agitated and nervous. When stress levels rise, we are prone to anxiety, mental fogginess and restlessness. This is where essential oils come in! They can help stimulate concentration and focus, while also relieving anxiety and stress.

Refreshing essential oils can be harnessed to boost energy, mental clarity and memory. Brew a cup of coffee or tea, diffuse citrus, herbaceous or woody aromatics throughout your home. Stimulate your senses while freshening up your work space. Now you’ve got the perfect recipe for a work-environment.

5 Essential Oils for Concentration

1. Organic Lemon essential oil

The citrus aromas of lemon essential oil is refreshing and stimulating. It can help improve focus, uplift mood, brighten energy levels, soothe anxiety while increasing concentration.

Combine lemon essential oil with woody or spicy notes, such as cinnamon bark essential oil or frankincense essential oil to energise your body and being.

2. Organic Sweet Orange essential oil

Another refreshing citrus note, sweet orange essential oil is uplifting and relaxing by promoting happiness and wellbeing. It can relieve physical and emotional fatigue, in turn increasing concentration levels.

Insert up to 5 drops of sweet orange essential oil into your diffuser or facial steam for a restoring aromatherapy practice.

3. Organic Rosemary essential oil

Rosemary essential oil is refreshing and invigorating. It is mostly known for its ability to improve brain function, alertness and memory. A 2012 study shows that rosemary can prevent the breakdown of acetylcholine, a chemical in the brain that plays an essential role in memory and concentration (Moss & Oliver, 2012).

Infuse rosemary essential oil into your baths, steams and diffuser for a stimulating aromatherapy practice.

4. Organic Frankincense essential oil

Frankincense essential oil is grounding and stabilising. It’s musky and gentle aroma helps to relieve mental tension, soothe the senses and relax an over-active mind, improving mental clarity for efficient work performance.

Blend frankincense with floral or citrus notes to harmonise the aromas together. Infuse this oil into your skincare treatments, diffuser and aromatherapy oils.

5. Organic Peppermint essential oil   

Peppermint essential oil is cooling and refreshing. It can boost concentration and mental alertness by relieving fatigue, emotional exhaustion and decongesting the senses.

Dilute peppermint essential oil in carrier oil for a cooling, decongestant and restoring body oil, or diffuse the essential oil into your steam to awaken your body and spirit.

Essential Oil Diffuser Blend for Concentration

The combination of citrus lemon, herbaceous rosemary and woody frankincense is a vitalising and grounding recipe to diffuse around your work-station.

After brewing your caffeinated beverage, diffuse this aroma throughout your home at the very start of your day.

2 drops rosemary essential oil

2 drops lemon essential oil

2 drop frankincense essential oil

  • drop essential oils into your diffuser to purify your home and energise your senses.

DIY Bath Recipe for Relieving Stress

Relieving stress is an essential component for mental clarity. A clear mind gives space for focus and presence. Before getting some work done, make time for a soothing and refreshing bath to awaken your body, mind and spirit.


1 cup Epsom salt

3 drops sweet orange essential oil

3 drops frankincense essential oil

2 drops peppermint essential oil

1 tbsp carrier oil (ie. jojoba, grapeseed, sweet almond oil)

Incorporating essential oils into your routine is a lifestyle. Whether it’s for improving energy and concentration, relaxing the mind, or relieving tense muscles, there are endless possibilities of how you can harness these aromatic oils for wellbeing. Setting the mood right is what it’s all about. So we say have fun with it! Mix and match floral scents to soothe your senses, citruses to vitalise your beings, and woody notes to ground and centre.

*Please do not disregard professional medical advise. This information is not meant to treat or diagnose any medical conditions. Always consult with a healthcare practitioner for appropriate treatment. Take caution if your are diabetic, epileptic, pregnant, breastfeeding or facing any serious health issues.