Have trouble with focus and concentration? Got kids who “zone out” when it’s time to do homework?
Believe me, I understand. I used to get the 2 pm slump where I had a hard time focusing on work. And I noticed the same with my children. After an hour of homeschool or homework, I can see their focus fading. I can see that they struggle with concentration. We take lots of breaks with exercise to get them stimulated again, but I’ve also found that essential oils can be really effective in help with focus and concentration too.
Essential Oils for Focus and Concentration
Vetiver is grounding, calming, and stabilizing. Apply 1-2 drops on the bottom of feet or inhale for a few minutes in the morning and at bedtime. It may be used in combination with Lavender and Cedarwood (1-2 drops on the bottom of feet, especially the big toe – a Vita Flex point to the brain).
Lavender is a great aid for relaxing and winding down before bedtime, and provides balancing properties. Apply 1-2 drops to the neck and feet before bedtime, add to a diffuser or use in combination with Vetiver and Cedarwood on the bottom of feet.
Cedarwood has a warm, woodsy aroma and provides soothing and calming properties. Apply 1-2 drops with a carrier oil on the feet morning and at bedtime, inhale for a few minutes in the morning and night, add to a diffuser or use in combination with Vetiver and Lavender on the bottom of feet.
Peace and Calming
Peace and Calming is an oil blend (Tangerine, Orange, Ylang Ylang, Patchouli and Blue Tansy) helps uplift the spirit, promoting relaxation and a deep sense of peace. Apply 1-2 drops with a carrier oil on the feet morning and at bedtime, inhale for a few minutes in the morning and night or add to a diffuser at bedtime.
Brain Power is an oil blend (Sandalwood, Cedarwood, Melissa, Frankincense, Blue Cypress, Lavender and Helichrysum) can be used to clarify thoughts and develop greater focus. Apply 1-2 drops with a carrier oil on the back of the neck in the morning and at bedtime, inhale for a few minutes in the morning and night or add to a diffuser at bedtime.
Consider a Gluten-Free and Real Food Diet
Diet plays a huge role in focus and concentration issues. In fact, artificial dyes, food additives and gluten can cause adverse symptoms in children. A gluten free, wholesome diet free of additives and artificial dyes can help to improve focus and concentration. Find out how a gluten free diet helped my family and how it can help you too.
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