How to Improve Memory with Essential Oils

Woman recalling a memory while journaling next to a window

Did you know that some essential oils can help improve your memory? Besides smelling amazing, certain essential oils can help your brain function better and improve your daily tasks by boosting your memory! 

Best Essential Oils for Memory 


Rosemary is one of the best essential oils for improving memory. One study found that inhaling rosemary essential oil helped improve the memorization of numbers. Other studies have shown that using rosemary in aromatherapy helps prevent breakdown of acetylcholine – the chemical responsible for memory, concentration, and thinking. Rosemary has been used to treat patients with dementia. Additional studies have shown that rosemary essential oil can help improve concentration while taking academic tests and exams. 


Peppermint is useful for stimulating the brain. For this reason, peppermint essential oil is often used to help improve athletic performance and energy. Because peppermint helps prevent mental fatigue, peppermint is a great essential oil for memory improvement. When your brain is functioning at its best, you can more easily retain information. 


Studies have shown that frankincense essential oil improves memory and cognitive function in rats. However, more research is needed to fully understand the benefits of frankincense for human memory. 


Lemon essential oil is often used to boost mood and improve mental clarity. A study showed that aromatherapy treatment with lemon essential oil helped improve the cognitive function of patients with dementia and Alzheimer’s disease. 

How To Use Essential Oils to Improve Memory

Essential oils can be used at home to help improve memory during daily activities – such as working or studying

Are you struggling with fatigue, forgetfulness, or the inability to concentrate and focus? It might be time to try essential oils for a memory boost. You can add these memory-boosting oils to your diffuser and diffuse them in your work or study space. Or you can simply open a bottle of memory-boosting oil and inhale. If you need a quick memory boost before starting your day, try using essential oils in the shower

Have you used essential oils to boost memory? Let us know in the comments! 

Previous Article Next Article


  • Please check your email, Claire!

  • I have a question on how to combine the 4 for memory and brain in a diffuser and also on the jewelry. Do you use one drop of each? I wish you had a booklet that went out with each order, so I knew how to use the oils, what each was good for and how to combine them.
    I don’t want to pay this, I want someone to email me the answer.


Leave a comment

Please note, comments must be approved before they are published