Brain Fog – What’s a Person to Do?

Today, I want to focus on Essential Oils and how they can help with “brain fog.”  You know that feeling where you’re not thinking clearly, you’re tired, distracted, have trouble focusing and you basically just feel “off?

I know those times that I don’t necessarily have the best nights sleep and I wake up feeling out of sorts, I diffuse doTerra Peppermint and Wild Orange Essential Oils.  Within a few minutes, I can feel the fog in my brain go away.  I get clearer thinking and begin to feel like I’ve awoken from a good night sleep.  I love my Peppermint Oil for sure.

Now, understand that just using Essential Oils won’t necessary “cure” your ails.  There are other factors that come into play.  Factors such as:

  • Are you getting a good night sleep more nights than not?
  • Are you eating a good, clean, healthful diet or is it full of processed foods and sugar?
  • Are you operating with a level of stress that is not healthy for you? Is there so much stress in your life that it has become your friend?  (Someday I’ll tell you how it became mine.)

If any of the above issues are a factor in your life, then you need to look at those issues first; not that Essential Oil won’t be helpful.  But to get long lasting results you are going to have to look at your life as a whole and make those necessary changes.  We are so used to traditional medicine where they put a “band aid” on your medical issue and don’t get to the root cause.  You cannot think that Essential Oils will solely be that band-aid.

If you have difficulty evaluating your life as a whole to see what other issues could be causing your “brain fog,” consider working with a Health and Wellness Coach.  As a Health and Wellness Coach, I have been trained to look at the whole of your life to sort through your issues and guide you into making those changes that will have a lasting impact on your health and well being.

But not to digress, let’s get back to Essential Oils.  Here are some Essential Oil options to help you with that “brain fog” and aid you in thinking clearer and being motivated.

Increase Focus – Diffuse 3-5 drops of Peppermint and Wild Orange Essential Oils while you are working.

Kick in Focus – Diffuse 3-5 drops of Elevation and 2-4 drops of Wild Orange while you are working.

More Energy and Awakeness – Diffuse 3-5 drops of Grapefruit and Lemon Essential Oils while you are working.

Increase Your Mental Alertness – Diffuse 1 drop of Basil, 2 drops of Cypress and 2 drops of Rosemary while you are working.

Calm Yourself – Rub 1 drop of Lavender at the base of your neck.  If you are not a lover of Lavender, Cedarwood works great for me to bring about a calming effect.

Adrenal Gland Overload – Place in a roller bottle 10 drops of Clove, 10 drops of Basil and 10 drops of Rosemary.  Fill the remainder of the roller bottle with Fractionated Coconut Oil.  Rub this over your adrenals (they are over your kidneys) every morning and again in the afternoon.

Restful Night Sleep – Rub 1 drop of Cedarwood and 1 drop of Serenity on the bottom of both feet right before going to bed.

Hope you find one of these options to help you with your “brain fog.”  I pray you choose to try an Essential Oil and not opt for caffeine all day to give you that energy you need and to help you feel awaken.

Give it a try.  Let me know how you do with this change.


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