This easy-to-make facial mist can be filled with essential oils that clear the dreaded brain fog! Rosemary has been shown to boost cognitive function, and is even being explored as a possible therapy to slow the progression of Alzheimer's Disease! Peppermint is another excellent herb, and when I was studying I always had a bottle of the essential oil on hand for a quick pick-me-up.
What you'll need:
Sterile spray bottle
1 cup distilled water, boiled
1-2 whole rose heads
1 tsp glycerine
5+ drops each of peppermint and rosemary essential oils (you can go as strong as you like though!)
How to make it:
Tear the petals from the roses and place in to a glass bowl. Pour over the boiling water and cover. Leave to steep for half an hour, then strain. It should be a nice pink colour. Add the glycerine and stir through. Allow to cool before pouring in to the spray bottle and adding as much of the two essential oils as you like. Shake well and store in the fridge.
You'll need to shake this well before each use, but the rose and glycerine will make this great for your skin, while the essential oils give you a natural boost. Take a bottle to work with you to beat the mid-afternoon slump.