Unleashing the Power of Scent: Boost Your Memory with DIY Aromatherapy Inhalers

Improve your memory and productivity with the power of aroma.

Isn't it fascinating how our brains work? You catch a whiff of a certain scent, and suddenly you're transported back to a specific memory or moment in time. This isn't just nostalgia at play; it's actually our brain's neurological response to aroma.

Numerous studies have shown that certain scents can have profound effects on our memory and productivity. This is where the art and science of aromatherapy come into the picture. Aromatherapy employs aromatic essential oils to improve physical and psychological well-being.
One easy and effective way to harness this power is through creating your very own DIY aromatherapy inhaler. This simple tool can be used anywhere, anytime to help stimulate your mind and responses to your surroundings and enhance your memory. Not only can these inhalers help you recall memories, but they can also contribute to improving productivity by resetting your senses and engaging your minds.

For those of you who are keen on using natural ingredients and essential oils for better health and holistic living, this is an opportunity you shouldn't pass up. And the best part? Creating your own aromatherapy inhaler is a fun and practical DIY project that you can easily tailor to your personal preferences and needs.
Keep reading to see our step-by-step guide on how to make a DIY aromatherapy inhaler at home, as well as tips on choosing the right essential oils to boost your memory.

Essential Oils for Aromatherapy Inhaler

Here is a list of 5 essential oils for aromatherapy inhaler to improve your memory

Lemon (Citrus limon) Essential Oil is squeezed from the peels of the lemon.  It’s fresh, clearing, bright and lemony aroma offers an experience of clean, clear awakening.  Its powerfully uplifting aroma gets our memory moving while reducing stress and erasing a negative mindset, especially when we are feeling overwhelmed and bogged down by too many distractions.

Grapefruit (Citrus paradisi) Essential Oil is expressed (squeezed) from the peel of the grapefruit. Its aroma is fruity, citrusy and uplifting. Grapefruit is known to offer an instant mood shift - taking us from feeling overwhelmed and confused - to suddenly feeling clarity and energy. Grapefruit offers us a positive and clear outlook and keeps us alert and present in the moment.  It contains a molecule that is known to be clearing and cleansing, and helps cut through stress and feelings of overwhelm so we can easily recall the detailed memories.

Rosemary (Rosmarinus officinalis) Essential Oil  is steam distilled from the leaves of the common culinary herb that most use in cooking.  This essential oil is made up of molecules that have been shown to also stimulate thinking, and encourage the flow of energy by dispersing feelings of stagnation.  Other properties include encouraging more circulation and energy to flow, in both our bodies and minds so we can remember memories from long ago.

Peppermint (Mentha piperita) Essential Oil is steam distilled from the leaves of the common culinary herb, Peppermint. The essential oil is minty, fresh and awakening, and offers a quick jolt of alertness whenever you smell it.  It’s made up of molecules that are known to be focusing for the mind, and very uplifting. It can help us quickly shift our perspective and see things more clearly so we can feel more positive, and confident in our memory recall.

Eucalyptus(Eucalyptus globulus) Essential Oil - steam distilled from the leaves of the Eucalyptus tree native to Australia, this essential oil has been used for centuries to relieve all sorts of ailments, specifically clearing our breathing, stimulating our thinking, and awakening our thoughts.

DIY Aromatherapy Inhaler

Let’s make a DIY aromatherapy inhaler recipe to improve memory

Here are the blending tools you’ll need to make it:

  • 1 personal aromatherapy inhaler, you can see what one looks like here.
  • 1 tweezer
  • 1 small mixing bowl, glass or stainless steel
  • 1 mixing spoon, or tiny spatula - don’t use plastic!
  • 1 Blank Label


  • 7 drops of Grapefruit Essential Oil
  • 3 drops of Rosemary Essential Oil
  • 2 drops of Peppermint Essential Oil
  • 2 drops of Eucalyptus Essential Oil
  • 4 drops of Lemon Essential Oil

Steps to make DIY Aromatherapy Inhaler Recipe

  1. Add all your essential oils to your small mixing bowl and mix well with your metal spoon - don’t use plastic!!
  2. Once the essential oils are well blended, place your cotton insert from the inhaler into the bowl and use your spoon to make sure the cotton insert soaks up every drop of your essential oil blend.
  3. Using your tweezer, carefully pick up the cotton insert and place it inside the inner chamber of your personal inhaler.
  4. Cap the inhaler, give your inhaler a name and write your label and affix to the inhaler tube.

How to Use your DIY Aromatherapy Inhaler to improve memory

An aromatherapy inhaler is a portable, tube-like device containing a saturated wick with concentrated essential oils. To improve your memory, simply uncap the inhaler and take slow, deep breaths through your nose, allowing the bright stimulating aroma to reach your olfactory receptors. Essential oils like peppermint and eucalyptus have proven cognitive benefits, enhanced alertness and reducing mental fatigue, while simultaneously helping us remember things. The inhalation stimulates the limbic system, influencing emotions and cognition, promoting clarity. Use the aromatherapy inhaler as needed throughout the day for a quick, natural remedy to improve our memory and improve focus, making it a convenient and effective solution for making us think more clearly and quickly.


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