Stay Focused: How To Use Essential Oils to Help You Study for Exams

Using essential oils to help you study for exams

Now that it is time to get back to the books and into the classroom, you might be concerned about your ability to focus, study, and do well on exams throughout the year. If you’ve struggled with staying focused, getting enough sleep, or remembering some of the information you’ve studied in the past, consider using essential oils to help you concentrate, sleep better, and boost your memory to help you study for and do well on exams.

There are several ways to use the essential oils to your benefit as a student who wants to excel in classes. Before you begin using any essential oils, however, it’ll benefit you to know which essential oils serve your specific purposes best.

However, if you don’t want to become an expert in essential oils, you can always use a blend that has been professionally blended, such as FOCUS MONQ to get the effect you are looking for from essential oils.


Get Enough Sleep

If you want to stay focused during your classes without constantly feeling tired and sluggish, it’s important to make sure you’re getting enough sleep. As a college student, you might realize this is much easier said than done.

In addition to the classes you’re taking, you might have a job outside of school or participate in extracurricular activities. By the time you get home, you might be tired but could have trouble falling asleep because you’re still wired from everything you did throughout the day.

If you’re looking to fall asleep faster, consider using valerian essential oil at night. Studies show that valerian essential oil has the potential to improve sleep quality.1

There are a few different ways to use valerian essential oil before bed to promote sleep. First, try adding a few drops of the oil to a warm, relaxing bath. Alternatively, apply the oil to the skin after diluting it with a carrier oil like coconut, almond, or jojoba oil. After dilution, carefully apply a small amount of the mixture to the chest area after getting out of the shower.

For added benefits, combine the use of valerian essential oil with MONQ’s Sleepy essential oil diffuser. Once you get in bed, this combination will help you fall asleep in minutes.


Focus on the Study Material

If you want to retain the information you’re learning, it’s important that you remain as focused as possible while studying. Unfortunately, it’s easy to get distracted. In addition to making sure all of your electronics are turned off when you’re studying, try placing a room diffuser in your room with a few drops of essential oils known to promote focus.

One of the best essential oils for promoting concentration is rosemary essential oil. A study performed on students working in a room with the scent of rosemary essential oil indicated that these students scored better on tests that quizzed their knowledge of what they had just learned.2

If your goal is to become more focused and better retain the information you’re learning, add a few drops of rosemary essential oil to a room diffuser while studying. In addition to adding the oil to a diffuser, you can apply it topically to the skin after diluting it with a carrier oil.  If you’re studying outside of your room, experience the benefits of rosemary essential oil in a portable essential oil diffuser like Vibrant MONQ.

While rosemary essential oil may be effective at improving memory and concentration, another essential oil that can promote focus: lavender. A study performed in Japan indicated that individuals who inhaled lavender essential oil during their study breaks continued to efficiently study even after the breaks were over.3

Using lavender essential oil in a diffuser could leave you feeling more motivated to complete the task at hand, ultimately leading to better results.

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Reduce Stress

Lavender essential oil is one of the best essential oils to use for stress relief. Studies show that this particular oil promotes relaxation upon inhalation.4

This essential oil can be used in a variety of ways, whether it’s putting a few drops of the oil in a bath, adding it to a room diffuser, applying it directly to the skin, or taking it with you wherever you go with MONQ’s Zen essential oil diffuser.

Try pairing lavender essential oil with other calming essential oils like ylang-ylang, lemon, and frankincense essential oils.

Boost Mood

Improving mood is key to being a more successful student. If you’re constantly thinking negatively about every situation, your grades may suffer.

However, if you’re feeling more optimistic, your chances of working harder, staying motivated, and doing exceptionally well in school increase. Several essential oils are known for being mood boosters that can improve the way you think and feel.

Some of the essential oils you can add to a diffuser for a mood boost include lavender, jasmine, peppermint, and lemon essential oils. These oils have been shown to promote clear thinking, increase focus, and alleviate stress and anxiety.

In addition to using some of these essential oils individually or blended together, try a blend of some of the best mood-boosting essential oils in MONQ’s Happy essential oil diffuser.


Essential oils can have a significant positive impact on students who want to perform better and excel in classes. As a student, there may be times when you struggle to stay motivated enough to focus on the tasks at hand. By using different essential oils to enhance your productivity, focus, and mood, as well as to promote relaxation, you have the potential to do better in school and feel better overall.


By Savannah Wilson

Savannah is an aromatherapy enthusiast who takes pride in knowing everything about essential oils, from ylang ylang to chamomile. When taking a break from learning more about essential oils, Savannah likes to spend her time reading books or working out.

Favorite MONQ blend: Sexy

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The above information relates to studies of specific individual essential oil ingredients, some of which are used in the essential oil blends for various MONQ diffusers. Please note, however, that while individual ingredients may have been shown to exhibit certain independent effects when used alone, the specific blends of ingredients contained in MONQ diffusers have not been tested. No specific claims are being made that use of any MONQ diffusers will lead to any of the effects discussed above.  Additionally, please note that MONQ diffusers have not been reviewed or approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. MONQ diffusers are not intended to be used in the diagnosis, cure, mitigation, prevention, or treatment of any disease or medical condition. If you have a health condition or concern, please consult a physician or your alternative health care provider prior to using MONQ diffusers. MONQ blends should not be inhaled into the lungs.

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