Brain fog is a condition in which you have difficulty focusing, feel confused, and feel disorganized. There are several common causes for brain fog and it is associated with chronic fatigue syndrome, rheumatoid arthritis, cancer and cancer treatment, pregnancy, and other health conditions.
But for most people, the cause of brain frog is chronic stress and burnout. If you live and work in a stressful environment for a long period of time it can lead to issues with brain fog and can sometimes have serious consequences.
Research has shown that this can lead to problems in your personal and social life, but it can also cause problems in the way your brain actually functions and can lead to issues such as workplace accidents, depression, and cause memory problems as well as a decrease in creativity. (https://www.psychologicalscience.org/observer/burnout-and-the-brain)
While you may not be able to easily clear up the underlying condition for your brain fog, you can use essential oils to help improve your memory, clarity, and focus. This can provide you with some immediate relief.
Essential oils can work directly on the brain to help it to function better while you work to reduce and manage stress. And if you’re like many people and find that stress is just going to be a part of your life, keeping essential oils on hand is a must. Let’s take a look at which ones will give you the most help.
Frankincense is an oil that has been used for thousands of years – in fact you may recall it being used as a valuable gift in the Bible. Frankincense at one time was more valuable than gold and other precious metals and jewels.
It can help calm the body and allow you to have more focus and concentration. It also will help you improve your mood if you’re feeling irritable or frustrated. A few drops in a diffuser can help clear up brain fog quickly.
Peppermint oil is a jack of many trades. If you can only have one or two essential oils on hand, peppermint is a must. It will help to give you more energy, focus, and concentration. You’ll also find it improves your memory.
And if your stress levels are causing any tummy trouble, peppermint oil will provide relief for that as well.
Vetiver oil may be an oil that you haven’t heard about before. But this oil comes from a type of grass and smells a little bit like grass or earth. As with many earthy oils, vetiver can have a grounding effect helping you to become more in control of your emotions and able to be mindful.
It can help you to sleep better, relieve stress, and aid your emotions in being soothed after a traumatic experience. If you haven’t tried vetiver, it is a good essential oil for your collection.
Like peppermint oil, lavender has many benefits. But in the case of your brain fog lavender can help you to feel more calm and relaxed. It will also allow you to sleep more soundly so that your cells can repair and regenerate.
Lavender helps to reduce the effects of stress and allow you to feel calm, yet alert and focused.