Researchers have learned that memory recall at least doubles when a past event is associated with a smell. That’s why a whiff of a fragrance can send you back in time and carry with it images and feelings associated with that event. Next time you need help accessing some elusive fact, aromatherapy can trigger your memory. Rosemary, for instance, has a long history of increasing memory, concentration, and even creativity. And modern Japanese research confirms rosemary is a brain stimulant. Other mental stimulants are sage, basil, and bay laurel.
Inhale one of the recommended essential oils while you are studying for a test or attending a class. Then, when you need to recall the information, simply smell the same scent.
Essential oils for memory: rosemary, clary sage