It is that time of year again! Allergies, air conditioning and extreme heat with a side of stress can be more than enough for one’s palette to bear. This spring I discovered a new Young Living Essential Oil™ called Melrose. One word describes this oil. Nom:) I walked around with a bottle in my pocket for 2 weeks. I would put a couple of drops in my hand and breathe in the smelly goodness for 3 or 4 minutes, noticing it’s effects both physically and mentally. It would calm my mind and open up my lungs to allow in more oxygen. I also used it while taking a hot shower by putting a few drops in a diffuser in the bathroom.
It contains 4 oils that make the combination an amazing air purifier (tea tree & clove),an anti inflammatory(naouli), as well as a stress reliever.
Whenever I try a new essential oil, I will spend a fair amount of time looking through scientific journals to see what research has been done with the oils I am using in reference to the brain. I was overjoyed to see that Rosemary, one of the key ingredients in Melrose, has been studied quite extensively and has been shown to improve cognitive performance while decreasing stress levels. I have included links to the abstracts below if you are interested in reading more about the significant effect rosemary has on study power and decision making.