Aromatherapy taps into our sense of smell which can lead to pretty powerful benefits. When a scent is inhaled the smell travels across the olfactory nerves located inside the nose and then up into the part of the brain that controls our moods, our memories and our ability to learn. This area is called the Limbic System and when stimulated it releases endorphins, neurotransmitters and other 'feel-good' chemicals. Wow, a simple smell can trigger emotions, increase our ability to learn, and help us feel better!
(Peppermint and spearmint penetrate and cool, while lavender and chamomile exercise their calming influence on the anxieties and stresses that cause all kinds of discomfort)
I smell the "gray matter batter" scent before I take an exam or need to recount specific information because it helps it enables me to relax and recount information better!
Medical quality essential oils of ylang-ylang, rosemary, holy basil, clove bud, vetiver and lavender.
Being in medical school I have utilized every method to increase my memory and this is one of my favorite products!
I love to add peppermint and eucalyptus essential oils and have them diffuse while I'm driving.