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Our essential oil combination of the month is the dream team for gearing up for back to school! Recent research is showing that Peppermint can give you a mental boost, while Lemongrass promotes relaxation.
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Peppermint Essential Oil
Studies are showing that Peppermint Essential Oil can help improve memory, reasoning, concept formation, attention span, and problem solving. How? There is a correlation between peppermint and LTP, the mechanism that strengthens and prolongs the duration of signals between neurons in the hippocampus. Researchers are now looking at uses for Peppermint Essential Oil for the treatment of Alzheimer's after observing that inhaling Peppermint Essential Oil can help alleviate some of the symptoms of Alzheimer's Disease.
Studies are showing that Lemongrass has anxiolytic effects on humans - this means it reduces anxiety. Its soothing effect on the nervous system can even help reduce diastolic blood pressure. Lemongrass is being further studied for its use in treating anxiety and depression.
This is a great combination for an academic environment, as it promotes cognitive performance while simultaneously combatting anxiety! Additionally, this combination is antibacterial and is soothing for headaches!