Essential oils are basically extracted oils of the plants or herbs through the steam distillation process. Essential oils are widely used in aromatherapy and are considered to be great in relieving one of stress and anxiety. They are typically inhaled or diluted, and applied to the skin (essential oils are highly concentrated and should therefore not be used directly on the skin).
There are a lot of commonly used essential oils which claim to work on variety of lifestyle problems such as focus, motivation and energy enhancement.
Keep reading to learn which essential oils help not only decreasing fatigue, but also boost energy levels, motivation and focus.
Oils that are known to decrease fatigue and increase focus are:
Peppermint Essential oil: A small study (1) conducted in 2013 concluded that peppermint essential oil may be effective in preventing fatigue and improving physical performance.
Sweet Orange essential oil: A 2016 study (2) concluded that the inhalation of sweet orange essential oil could improve athletic performance.
Rosemary essential oil: A 2018 study (3) on school children confirmed the positive effects of rosemary essential oil on focus and memory, therefore boosting the memorization in school.
Lemon Essential oil: An old 2008 (4) study has seen positives of using lemon essential oil to enhance and uplift positive mood.
The other essential oils which work well for increasing energy, uplifting mood and focus are:
Bergamot essential oil- energizing effect
So, the next time you find yourself going for a cup of coffee, sugary soda or energy drink to beat fatigue, just try essential oils instead. Choose from the above available options.