Top Essential Oils for Focus and Concentration

Top Essential Oils for Focus and Concentration

Essential oils with nootropic properties —like those featured in FOCUS— may improve focus and concentration. Some such oils are so effective that they may help users achieve Flow State. Read on to learn more about the top essential oils used to improve focus and concentration. 

Top Essential Oils For Focus and Concentration

Peppermint Essential Oil

Peppermint essential oil is one of the top oils that you can opt for if you are looking to improve your ability to focus and concentrate. It is a very popular essential oil and scent in itself. Therefore, you have probably experienced the many benefits of it as a fragrance without even knowing it. It can be used to help improve your focus, provide you with an energetic boost, reduce nervousness that you might have that can keep you from achieving optimal focus, and can even help to stimulate your mind. The fragrance can really help wake up all the senses allowing you to better focus on what is in front of you. Peppermint essential oil can do everything from fighting fatigue to reducing headaches, and so much more.

How To Use It

There are multiple methods to achieve the benefits of peppermint essential oil. For one, you can breathe the essential oil directly from the bottle or by adding a few drops to a room diffuser. Along with this, peppermint essential oil can be used in a portable essential oil diffuser that MONQ offers, in the Mountain blend, which will allow you to experience the many benefits of peppermint oil on-the-go.

Lavender Essential Oil

Another essential oil that can be instrumental in achieving optimal focus is lavender essential oil. This particular oil has been used as a very reliable calming agent for years and years. Many use this essential oil to relax nerves and even to promote better sleep. Lavender essential oil has the ability to calm your nerves, which can promote clearer thinking and decision making. Additionally, it can help to boost your alertness, stamina, and memory.

How To Use It

To experience the many benefits that lavender has to offer, you can either use a whole room diffuser or use MONQ’s portable Sleepy blend diffuser, which can help give you an extra boost.

forest blendRosemary Essential Oil

Rosemary essential oil can be very helpful if you are looking to boost concentration and focus. This oil has been used for a long time to treat memory loss because of its inherent ability to stimulate the mind. Because of this, rosemary produces an uplifting effect. This can improve overall cognitive performance and even alter the mood of someone that takes advantage of it.

How To Use It

In order to experience the benefits of rosemary essential oils, you can either use it diluted with a carrier oil directly on your skin, put a few drops in your bath at night time, or use a portable diffuser in MONQ’s Forest blend.

Sage Essential Oil

Sage essential oil is another essential oil that has been proven to help with enhancing memory. Studies have shown that sage oil by itself has the ability to help improve memory. More research has shown that it can help improve memory and enhance overall function.1

How To Use It

Sage can be used by either applying it topically after dilution with a carrier oil or aromatically in a diffuser or personal diffuser. Try using the convenient portable Active MONQ to reap the benefits of sage essential oil on-the-go.  

healthy blendBasil Essential Oil

Another excellent essential oil that can be used to boost the mind is basil essential oil. Along with providing better focus and concentration, it has also been shown to be effective in boosting memory retention. Basil offers very unique neuron-regulation properties. Therefore, it is a good option for those who might suffer from various disorders relating to the nervous system. It can also be beneficial for those who suffer from stress and anxiety, thus being a good option for those that are looking to improve focus by reducing stress levels.

How To Use It

In order to use this type of essential oil and experience its benefits, you will want to place the oil directly into a diffuser and breathe the vapors or try using MONQ’s Healthy diffuser blend on-the-go.

Ylang-Ylang Essential Oil

For those who might suffer from stress, it is ideal to opt for essential oils that help improve overall focus and concentration. Ylang-ylang is one of the best essential oils that can be used in order to promote better relaxation and effectively help reduce cortisol levels throughout the body. Because heightened cortisol levels can result in an inability to focus, being able to reduce these levels alone can have a positive impact on one’s ability to focus and concentrate better.

Ylang-ylang has proven to be an effective essential oil in helping people relax better. This offers them a heightened ability to focus as a direct result. As noted by a study, patients that were exposed to ylang-ylang experienced a significant decrease in blood pressure and experienced a better ability to relax.2

How To Use It

Ylang-ylang is best used with a diffuser, whether it is one that fills a room or a portable diffuser from MONQ in their Zen blend. By using a diffuser you can experience the aromatic benefits of ylang-ylang.

Lemon Essential Oil

Lemon oil is another very promising essential oil that can provide you with a much greater ability to focus and concentrate. It is able to do so by promoting better relaxation and stress reduction. This alone allows the oil to promote better mental clarity. Studies have shown that lemon oil can positively impact stress levels through its ability to help regulate dopamine and serotonin in the brain. Another study on lemon oil for depressive symptoms effectively reduce stress and anxiety levels.3

Vibrant blendHow To Use It

This is a very versatile oil that can be used in a variety of ways. It can be used as a massage oil for relaxing benefits, or it can be used in a diffuser, including in MONQ’s Vibrant portable diffuser.


Overall, there are a lot of different benefits that you can get from using essential oils. Exposure to certain essential oils can promote better cognitive functions through enhanced concentration and focus. 

Photo credits: @januarymornings, @acaciaevans


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: Private: Old 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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