DIY Aromatherapy Inhaler to Beat Back Brain Fog

Ever find yourself struggling to concentrate, your thoughts clouded by an invisible fog that hampers your productivity? You're not alone. Welcome to the world of brain fog – that elusive mental haze that can make even the simplest tasks feel like climbing a mountain. But don’t worry, a clear solution is within reach. In this blog post, we'll share the power of aromatherapy and essential oils as natural remedies for brain fog, allowing you to reclaim mental clarity and improve your overall productivity.

Brain fog, a common phenomenon, manifests as a fuzzy mental state characterized by forgetfulness, confusion, and a general lack of mental sharpness. Whether it's due to stress, lack of sleep, or a hectic lifestyle, brain fog poses a significant hurdle to our daily efficiency. The good news? We don't have to fall victim to a foggy fate. Essential oils, derived from aromatic plants, offer a natural and effective means to clear brain fog instantly.

Harnessing the therapeutic properties of essential oils like peppermint, rosemary, and lemon, we can stimulate our senses and promote mental clarity. These oils have been cherished for centuries for their ability to stimulate thinking, sharpen focus, and alleviate the symptoms of brain fog.

Here is a list of 5 essential oils that are perfect for helping us clear brain fog instantly

Lemon essential oil

Lemon (Citrus limon) Essential Oil is squeezed from the peels of the lemon.  Its fresh, clearing, bright, and lemony aroma offers an experience of a clean, clear awakening.  Its powerfully uplifting aroma cuts through foggy thoughts, and dull sluggishness, while reducing stress and erasing a negative mindset, especially when we are feeling overwhelmed and bogged down by foggy thinking.

 Grapefruit essential oil

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.

Rosemary essential oil

Rosemary (Rosmarinus officinalis) Essential Oil is steam distilled from the leaves of the common culinary herb that is most used 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.


Peppermint Essential Oil

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.

Eucalyptus Essential Oil

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.

Let’s make a DIY aromatherapy inhaler recipe to combat brain fog.

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 inhaler.
  4. Cap the inhaler, give your inhaler a name. Write on the label and affix it to the inhaler tube.

How to Use your DIY Aromatherapy Inhaler to beat back Brain Fog?

An aromatherapy inhaler is a portable, tube-like device containing a saturated wick with concentrated essential oils. To combat brain fog, simply uncap the inhaler and take slow, deep breaths through your nose, allowing the awakening aroma to reach your olfactory receptors. Essential oils like peppermint and eucalyptus have proven cognitive benefits, enhancing alertness and reducing mental fatigue. The inhalation stimulates the limbic system, influencing emotions and cognition, and promoting clarity. Use the aromatherapy inhaler as needed throughout the day for a quick, natural remedy to clear brain fog and improve focus, making it a convenient and effective solution for beating back brain fog.


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