Many students will not need reminding that exam season is just a few weeks away and now is the time for serious revising! It doesn’t help when the sun is shining and students want to be anywhere, but studying indoors and many of us find it a struggle to find the motivation to study.

The good news is that our new Mindful Moments aromatherapy oils can help to give you that motivation as well as boosting your memory, helping you to focus and calming pre-exam nerves.

 

Memory magic

Rosemary is renowned for improving memory. The herb actively stimulates the hippocampus - the part of the brain that is involved with memory forming, organising and storing knowledge. When people feel more alert, they will feel like the job is done better, giving a greater sense of satisfaction, which can help motivate students.

The Uplift and Energise Mindful Moments blend is infused with rosemary, sage and thyme, which as well as improving memory, also helps you to feel revived and energised -- ready to get working!

 

Clear your mind

For those moments when you feel your head is so crammed with facts and knowledge you can’t take any more in, it’s proven that working for short sprints, of about 59 minutes with regular 10 minute breaks improves your productivity and focus. Take a few minutes regularly to catch the breath, go for a walk or have a cup of herbal tea and take a few moments to simply sit quietly. Warm a few drops of our Focus and Clarify Mindful Moments blend between your hands and breath in the fragrant blend of vetiver, bergamot and frankincense, to help clear your head and focus.

 

Relax...

Students can also suffer from back and neck ache after being hunched over a desk for long periods of time. Our Soothing Muscle Balm delivers dual benefits as it melts into the skin, relieving stiffness from joints and relaxing aching muscles, whilst aiding concentration. This stimulating balm can also be applied to the temples of the face to help relieve headaches and the aroma will help to improve your memory for those all-important exams…

 

And Breathe…

If you do get nervous before an exam, this simple ritual can help you to feel calmer and more confident as you prepare to go in.

 

  1. Slowly take 10 deep breaths in and out ensuring your stomach expands as you breathe in

  2. Be aware of yourself – feel your chest rising and falling

  3. Be aware of your feet, then your legs, then your back, arms and finally your head

  4. Be aware of any noises

  5. Let your mind relax – let it think or let it be blank

  6. Rub a few drops of our Connect and Nurture Mindful Moments blend between your hands, gently cup your hands over your face to inhale the calming blend of lavender, geranium and Roman chamomile.

  7. Slowly take 10 deep breaths again

  8. Be aware of your head, your arms, your back, your legs and finally your feet.

  9. Gently open your eyes, stretch and focus

Good luck!

 

If you would like to buy a student a pre-exam good luck gift, our Mindful Moments Gift Set is just £25 and will help with work and life in general for a long time to come.