Do you ever feel "off"—as if your brain isn't optimally functioning? Brain fog is a buzzy term that has many talking. Though it seems to be increasingly common, brain fog is not normal. Numerous medical experts debate the root cause but often agree that it's a side effect of lifestyle choices. Food allergies, nutritional deficiencies, stress, inflammation, and lack of sleep and exercise can contribute to depleted energy and declining mental acuity. In fact, recent neuroscience research shows that many suffering from brain fog report having chronic fatigue, gluten intolerance, fibromyalgia, or neuropsychiatric disorders.
While brain fog triggers vary greatly among people, certain aromas can energetically inspire shifts in attention and dissolve the mind's murky haze. In fact, research slants toward essential oils having the power to increase alertness and sharpen mental faculties. Lavender inhalation has been shown to improve mathematical computation speed, and it also improves work performance when inhaled during breaks.
Distracted? Mentally fatigued? Forgetful? Try these 6 essential oils to combat brain fog, stimulate your mind, and increase energy.