8 Essential Oils for Alzheimers

Although Essential Oils can't cure Alzheimers, they can have a big impact on those suffering from this terrible disease, delay the onslaught or make living with the condition a lot more comfortable while at the same time, reduce symptoms and signs of memory loss.

The fact is, because of the way essential oils and aromatherapy impact the brain and brain chemicals, it has been proven that they can ease symptoms of depression, anxiety and insomnia and have been found to do so without side effects.



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How Can Essential Oils Assist Alzheimers?

Essential oils are beneficial for Alzheimers because of the ways they impact your brain and the chemicals in it.

  • many oils can improve your mood
  • many oils reduce stress
  • some stimulate the neurons in your brain
  • some oils can increase your focus
  • some scents can trigger chemical changes in the brain
  • some oils are known to improve your memory

Aromatherapy may have some potential for improving cognitive function, especially in AD patients.  PubMed.gov

According to a recent study, aromatherapy using lemon and rosemary essential oils in the morning followed by orange and lavender essential oils in the evening, cognitive function was improved in patients; especially those suffering from Alzheimers disease.

Single Oils For Alzheimers

note: What follows are brief introductions to oils that are
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Bergamot Essential Oil

Take one drop of Bergamot Essential Oil internally to alleviate insomnia, reduce anxiety and depression and improve symptoms of Alzheimers. You can consume it in a gelatin capsule or put it in your food or water.

Bergamot can be used with Epsom Salts in a hot bath, diffused at night, inhaled off a cotton ball or applied topically to your feet and the back of your neck. (If used topically avoid direct sunlight for 12 hours)

note: Be careful using if you also have diabetes.

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Frankincense Essential Oil

Frankincense Essential Oil is known for it's ability to improve cognitive health and is increasingly used in Alzheimers, brain injury, and dementia.

It can be consumed in a gelatin capsule once a day, inhaled to calm your brain and diffused to overcome insomnia and stimulate long term memory.

Frankincense can be applied topically on the feet, the back of your neck or under your nose whenever you feel nervous or tense.

note: Frankincense has blood thinning effects

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Geranium Essential Oil

Geranium Essential Oil works with the natural chemistry of your brain to help prevent memory loss.

Apply the oil to the temples, wrists and your neck.

note: Avoid using if you are pregnant

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Lavender Essential Oil

Lavender Essential Oil can be used in the bath before bed to help you get to sleep and provide a restful night.

It can be applied topically to your temples, wrists and the soles of your feet.

Take one drop of Lavender Essential Oil internally to alleviate insomnia, reduce anxiety and depression and improve symptoms of Alzheimers. You can use a gelatin capsule or put it in your food or water.

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Lemon Essential Oil

Lemon Essential Oil helps prevent premature aging and improves memory. It can also give your brain a boost.

If you suffer from depression and anxiety or if you are having trouble sleeping at night I suggest you try the following:

  • Massage some lemon oil into your hands and feet
  • Rub a couple drops of Lemon oil into your palms and inhale
  • Add a couple drops to herbal tea or drinking water.
  • Apply directly to your wrists and chest. If used topically avoid direct sunlight for 12 hours.
  • Lemon Oil can be added to a cup of Epsom Salts in a nice, hot
  • relaxing bath.
  • Put 20 drops of lemon essential oil in a diffuser at bed time.

note: Avoid use around cats

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Melisa Essential Oil (Lemon Balm)

Melisa Oil, one of the most studied essential oils for Alzheimers, has the ability to:

  • lift your spirits
  • reduce agitation
  • calm your nerves
  • calm your mind
  • support normal inflammatory response

It is also known to act as an antioxidant to defend against free radicals.

Diffuse Melisa Essential Oil daily.

note:  Do not use during pregnancy

Rosemary Essential Oil

Rosemary Essential Oil can assist with nervous exhaustion and fatigue. It has the ability to regenerate neurological tissue, boost your brain function, clear the mind and remove confusion.

You can apply it topically across your forehead or under your nose.

It can be used in a diffuser or some Epsom Salts in a hot relaxing bath. It can also be inhaled directly from your palms or off of a tissue.

note: Do not use if you have epilepsy or high blood pressure

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Sandalwood Essential Oil

Sandalwood Essential Oil promotes memory and clarity and is very easy to administer. 

It can be added to some Epsom Salts in the bath; it can be applied directly on your forehead, wrists, hands and feet; it can be inhaled off your hands or diffused into the air.

Sandalwood helps relieve insomnia, promotes both short and long term memory. It can help to dismiss feelings of anxiety, stress, depression and various other negative emotions. 

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