When I used to talk at a radio show in Ecuador, I would choose themes that would provide helpful tips to listeners. During my experience I discovered that as the first school trimester was coming close to its end, parents were nervous about their children failing the tests. I talked about the benefits of using essential oils that not only stimulate the nervous system but are cephalic as well, meaning that they improve memory and concentration. Hundreds of mothers tried out the essential oils and reported after the school exams that the oils definitely helped.The essential oils for memory and concentration are: Spearmint Essential Oil: restorative, strengthens memory, stimulates the mind Peppermint Essential Oil: stimulates nerves and brain, improves concentration and study Cardamom Essential Oil: fortifying, tonic of brain and nervous system Rosemary Essential Oil: clears the mind, sharpens the memory and boosts the nervous system
I tried it first when my son when he was in 4th grade and was having problems with his spelling tests. While he was learning and memorizing the spellings, he sniffed a tissue that had 2 drops of the Memoria essential oil. The next day, right before school, he took a few sniffs of the oil again and carried the tissue to the exam room. When the exam came along, he was able to identify with the familiar smell and relate it to the moments when he was studying.
This helped him immensely in recalling what he had learned the previous day and gave his memory an instant boost. As a result of this simple therapy, he ended up with straight A’s in spelling.
Memoria is now a part of our every day routine at home. I put 5 drops of the essential oil in an aromatherapy diffuser on his desk – this helps him finish his homework faster without getting distracted.
Whenever he comes looking all groggy to eat breakfast, I spray Vigor Body Mist a couple of times on his face to help him gear up for his day at school. This method can be very helpful for children with ADD and ADHD and to anybody needing some extra help with their concentration.
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