Essential oils for focus and creativity for writers

inspire yours sense with essential oils
inspire yours sense with essential oils

Helping ourselves be creative as writers is not always as hard as we might think, we can of course challenge ourselves to try new things, explore new ideas and try new writing places, all of these can help with the flow of new ideas aiding our creative process immensely.

But a very simple method to encourage creativity may be resting right under our noses.

Aromatherapy has been credited for many different uses, from heath, relaxation, massage, creativity and focus and as a writer I know that I am always looking for a way to expand on those last two items. Creativity and focus.

Essential oils have long been known to be able to elicit emotional response in many of us, helping to create moods, relax and of course uplift our mental attitude all of which can be a great aid in helping with the creative process of a writer. By using our sense of smell as a tool for creativity we are aiding our own natural senses with the process of memory, stimulating our emotions and activating our brain via the limbic system. The limbic system is responsible for pleasure, emotion and of course memory, the more times that we have smelt a particular scent the more we are able to retain a clear picture of a past memory or experience, create patterns of new habits and entice our senses towards the different moods and energy needed for the creative process that is writing.

find the right oils to inspire your writing
find the right oils to inspire your writing

Choosing the right essential oils for you


There are so many essential oils available to us in this modern world that it may be a bit confusing to know which ones are right for you and the mood you are hoping to encourage within your creativity.

So take a peek at the list below for some of the best essential oils known for their ability to promote focus and creativity

Creativity Aromatherapy

Bergamot this wonderful essential oils is a great aid with keeping you alert and focused helping to keep your flow of creativity constant, while keeping stress levels from rising

Cinnamon a great essential oil for helping to raise focus and feelings of happiness as it helps to lift and motivate our senses, known for its ability to promote love and harmony

Cloves This essential oil is well known for its ability to help with creativity and helping to create a greater understanding of self all the while creating an environment of contentment which is very pleasant to work within

Cypress an essential oil which is great for its ability to help you focus while boosting your self confidence and self awareness in a calm relaxing manner

Eucalyptus A great fresh smelling oil that is very useful in boosting creativity, understanding, mental clarity and even enthusiasm a great aid for many writers

fresh your world with beautiful and creative scents
fresh your world with beautiful and creative scents

Lemon As an essential oil lemon is great for helping with concentration, creativity, focus and even helps create a joy positive attitude

Frankincense an uplifting essential oil that is great for creativity, performance, concentration and helps to provide a joyful peaceful environment to write

Geranium a great oil for helping with the self-esteem while creating a relaxing uplifting atmosphere (mixed into a carrier oil and applied is also great for relieving the symptoms of headache)

Grapefruit a very useful essential oil, grapefruit helps with performance, alertness, confidence and of course inspiration

Jasmine One of my personal favorites this essential oil is fantastic with boosting your confidence, raising your happiness and of course helping with creativity and performance. A must have in my opinion

Focus Blend

Neroli A good essential oil that aids in many types of creativity fostering a good sense of peace and personal contentment helping to calm nerves and reduce stress

Peppermint A great essential oil for renewing the mind and lifting a flagging spirit helping to create an alert mind ready for new things

Rose This essential oil is often used in massage for its ability to uplift the spirit and create feelings of romance and love, it is also very good in helping us writers to create in a joyful happy manner, especially if romance is your genre

Sandalwood is a great essential oil for writers who are struggling with self doubt or writers block. This wonderful oil is very useful for lifting flagging spirits, instilling self confidence and self awareness while creating a peaceful work environment for which you can start afresh in

Scent is a powerful tool in activating many different parts of our brains, so when choosing your oils start with the ones that appeal to you the most, and slowly experiment with others as you go . As time progresses you may even find yourself combining your favourites into scents that are all your own…

essential oils for creativity so easy to use
essential oils for creativity so easy to use

Using essential oils


There are many ways to use essential oils, you can add them to a carrier oil and apply to the skin or use an oil burner to release the wonderful scents into the environment of your work space. Dabbing some onto a cotton ball and keeping close to you may be a good movable way to carry your inspiring scents with you, or simply add to a boiling pot of water and let the steam carrying the scent through your home all of these are easy and effective ways to use aromatherapy with your writing.

You can of course try scented candles that carry the scent you are looking for or even buy a small USB device that plugs into your computer heating the oil applied to the tab on the top, creating a personal, more private area of scent,

which ever method you do try I am sure that you too will soon see the benefits of writing with essential oils not only in your writing but also by helping to create a more relaxed work environment for you to enjoy along your creative journey

© K.A.E Grove

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MsDora 2 years ago from The Caribbean

I didn't see my favorite--lavender, so I guess I have to choose another one specifically to boost creativity. Thank you for your insights.


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Jodah 2 years ago from Queensland Australia

What a wonderful useful hub nighthag. I had never thought of using essential oils to promote creativity and give inspiration to overcome writers block. I will definitely try some of these. Voted up.


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always exploring 2 years ago from Southern Illinois

I love the idea of having an oil burner. ( Why haven't i thought of that? ) My favorites are jasmine, eucalyptus, peppermint and of course lavender. I will share a story with you. Many moons ago we nursing students went to take the state board test to become RN'S. We took hard peppermint candy to suck on and it worked, we all passed. I still love the taste and smell of peppermint. Great hub...


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carrie Lee Night 2 years ago from Northeast United States

Thank you for another interesting hub :) essential oils for relaxing and focus is a very useful hub to melt down those writers blocks :) Have a great week :)


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nighthag 2 years ago from Australia Author

MsDora

I have to admit that lavender is one of my favorites scents to use in my home, it has wonderful calming properties and is great in lifting self image and self confidence plus its just lovely to surround yourself in. I really wanted to include it in this hub but it wasn't as good for focus and creativity as the others in this hub, but i would make a wonderful additive in a mix with some of the others here

I am so very glad to have had your visit :)


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nighthag 2 years ago from Australia Author

Jodah

I am such a big fan of what essential oils can do for us in our everyday lives that it seemed only natural that there would be some to help aid our creativity, i hope you find the right ones for your own personal use


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nighthag 2 years ago from Australia Author

always exploring

there is nothing like a refreshing invigorating essential oil to help jog memory, thanks for sharing your story about study it has helped me with my son, he now studies with peppermint essential oil burning and will have the same kind of candy to help him at test time. i can't believe i haven't thought of that one earlier ... so thank you for not only reading this and finding ideas for yourself but for helping me help my oldest .... as always I am always so happy to have had you visit


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nighthag 2 years ago from Australia Author

carrie lee night

essential oils are so helpful to us that it only makes sense that in something as creative as writing that there would be some great aids for us writers to use to boost our own focus.

I am so glad that you found this one useful thank you for stopping by


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epbooks 2 years ago from Las Vegas, NV

Very interesting. I hadn't heard of these benefits before!


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nighthag 22 months ago from Australia Author

I discovered a lot of these when struggling for ways to battle writers block

I hope you enjoy them as much as I have :)


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Kristen Howe 17 months ago from Northeast Ohio

I would love to get into essential oils for aromatherapy someday. This is so useful for future reference. Voted up!


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AudreyHowitt 11 months ago from California

I love this idea!


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Thelma Alberts 11 months ago from Germany

Great ideas. I mostly use peppermint essential oil in my oil burner to unclog my nose. I didn't know that it's useful for my writing creativity. Thanks for sharing.


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Valene 4 months ago from Missouri

I have a bergamot plant, so I will have to try boiling the leaves for fragrance in the house.

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