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Our Quick Fix Oil Blend for Concentration

beth September 26, 2013

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We”re back to homeschooling again and with that need for focus comes a never ending stream of distractions. While I daily lament the lack of a diffuser in our house, I gladly use our “magic perfume” to help all of us focus and concentrate. I love some of the various blend out there, but for us, the best option was to make our own from the oils that worked best on our kids.

Oil Blend for Concentration

Lavender is great. We use it in many way around our house. But using it to bring calm and focus just wasn”t working for us. So, I had our girls smell some oils to see what the thought smelled pretty. Without a doubt for my girls it was lemon, basil, and frankincense. So, I made a blend.


  • 2 tablespoons of fractured coconut oil
  • 2o drops lemon oil
  • 20 drops basil oil
  • 10 drops Frankincense

I mixed them and added then to a roller ball bottle. We use it as our”magic perfume” before we do work. A bit at the base of the neck and at the temples and the girls are ready to go.

Can I Use More or Less?

I made our blend simple and not too strong because my girls are young – 2.5 and 4 in 2 weeks. As they grow, I am sure the blend will need to be tweaked and changed, but it”s a good starting point. That”s what is imperative. Find oils that are known to help calm, soothe, and focus   – Basil, Lemon, Frankincense, Lavender, Vetiver. Have your child, spouse, etc., smell the oils and tell you which they find the most appealing. Then use those. Not all oils work for everyone and not all oils will work with the same frequency. Making a simple blend and then tweaking it will help you best determine the right formula for your family.

But I Don’t Want to Make a Blend

Then grab a pre-made blend. At bath time, a few drops of Balance and Serenity from doTerra work to help my girls find a starting point for preparing for bed and sleep. Many markets that carry essential oils also carry blends that are marked for certain uses and/or clearly tell you the oils within the blend. Look at those, smell a few, and give it a whirl.

Don’t Stress

The whole point of oils is to help concentration and focus, thus removing stress. If any part of making or buying a blend stresses you out, don’t do it. Adding to your stress will stress those you are trying to help. Doing something simple like changing your environment or going for a walk and then trying again can do wonders to help focus and your state of mind. Then try again, try a blend, or try a different approach.

What is your favorite essential oil blend for concentration?

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  1. Hi Malissa!
    This sounds like a wonderful recipe! I’ve just started using coconut oil and I’m loving it. I like your idea of letting the girls choose the oils – invoking their intuition!


  2. Unfortunately Basil has carcinogenic properties and probablyshould not be used around children. . Safety Information: Use Basil Oil sparingly and with caution. High doses may be carcinogenic especially for those basils that contain a significant amount of methyl chavicol (Eugenole). Tisserand and Young suggest a dermal maximum of 15% if the estragole content does not exceed 0.8%. Reading Tisserand and Young’s full profile is recommended. [Robert Tisserand and Rodney Young, Essential Oil Safety (Second Edition. United Kingdom: Churchill Livingstone Elsevier, 2014), 208.] Before using any essential oils, it really is a good idea to research which oils are safe to use around children.


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