Vetiver essential oil produces a strong earthy or woody aroma that helps people temporarily reduce anxiety symptoms, improve cognitive performance, and enter a state of “relaxed” consciousness.
Edens Garden claims that vetiver’s aroma is “woody, smoky and musky”. Now, that might not sound too appealing to most people. But, a 2001 study conducted by Dr. Terry S. Friedmann found that vetiver essential oil improved ADHD symptoms in 100% of the ADHD children who were sampled.
This suggests that vetiver essential oil may be the best essential oil for improving ADHD symptoms in children.
Cedarwood essential oil has a stimulating, woodsy and spicy scent that’s often considered to be an aphrodisiac.
While many would consider cedarwood essential oil to have an “uplifting” effect, it’s also very soothing at the same time.
I recommend that you use this essential oil to fall asleep, or to greatly enhance the aroma of your living room, bedroom or bathroom.
Lavender essential oil is one of the most well-known essential oils because of its tranquilizing and sedating effects.
This same lavender essential oil formula has been used around the world for centuries. So, you can trust that this is an essential oil that’s proven to induce sleep, limit ADHD racing thoughts, and even decrease some anxiety symptoms.
You can use lavender essential oil during a hot bath, or enjoy it bedside by using a diffuser. Either way, this oil is best used anytime you need to de-stress, or temporarily quiet your mind.
Frankincense essential oil is one of the most useful ADHD essential oils available.
That’s because frankincense is commonly used to relax the lungs, decrease congestion and provide excellent respiratory relief.
As you may know, how well you breathe plays a major role in your overall quality of life.
I spent years of my life not knowing how to breathe properly. This probably contributed to my ADHD symptoms further down the road.
But, using an essential oil like frankincense can help you tremendously while meditating, exercising, partaking in yoga sessions, or simply watching TV.
By using this essential oil, you’ll most likely find it easier to breathe, which can lead to a temporary improvement in your level of attention, mental clarity and level of happiness.
Ylang ylang (Cananga odorata): sedates and calms the emotions. Vetiver (Vetiveria zizanioides): calms, focuses the mind. Frankincense (Boswellia frereana): supports the immune system. Patchouli (Pogostemom cablin): soothes the nervous system.