This homemade essential oil roller blend recipe helps support focus and concentration at work, home or school. The wildly popular Focus Roller blend has only 4 ingredients but works like a charm. Plus, I’m sharing additional essential oils for supporting focus and concentration and some mood-boosting oil ideas for kids as well!
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HOMEWORK. This very word used to elicit tears and meltdowns with my kids. Whether you have a child who struggles with learning, focus, or just wants to decompress after school instead of doing MORE work, homework time can be such a challenge. Add in trying to get dinner on the table and the rush of after school activities, and it’s no wonder homework makes us all want to pull our hair out.
This popular focus recipe has been shared among my essential oil loving friends for years, and I finally made a batch to help my kids focus at school and during homework time. WHAT A DIFFERENCE! You can roll some on before school, or if your school allows it send one in to support your child. They can roll it on when they sit down for homework, or if you homeschool roll it on all day long. I’m so thankful we found a way to help our kiddos concentrate at school and complete homework without tears!
Another component of the homework issue was grumpiness. After working hard all day and maintaining composure with their teachers and peers, coming home often becomes a time when they can let down their guard. And by ‘letting down their guard’, that *sometimes* means a bit of being a crankypants. We diffused this issue quite literally by adding mood-boosting oils to our diffusers. A few favorite mood-boosting scents are Lemon and Lavender essential oils, Citrus Fresh essential oil, or this cozy fall Pumpkin Spice mix. I’ll start them before the kids get home, so when they walk through the door they’re greeted by happy scents and can instantly relax into a better mood.
Which essential oils are in the focus blend?
There’s just 3 essential oils in the focus roller, though you can add more if you’d like (keep scrolling for the list of additional essential oils for focus and concentration!) In this particular blend, you have lavender which is soothing, Cedarwood which is calming, and Vetiver which is grounding. Together, they work to support a calm environment and mind.
How to Make the Focus Roller
Focus Roller Ingredients
note: I only use Young Living essential oils for my blends as it’s the only source I know and trust!
- 15 drops Lavender essential oil
- 15 drops Vetiver essential oil
- 15 drops Cedarwood essential oil
- 1 TB carrier oil (I love Young Living’s V6 Vegetable Oil Complex)
- roller bottle
- label (optional, but I love these custom labels I got on Etsy!)
Focus Roller Instructions
1. Add essential oils to roller bottle.
2. Fill the rest of the bottle with carrier oil.
3. Add rollerball and close the cap, then gently roll bottle to mix the oils.
Which essential oils are good for focus and concentration?
The following oils are helpful in supporting focus and concentration, and can be added to the focus blend, diffused, or added to essential oil jewelry for all-day support:
- Peppermint essential oil
- Lavender essential oil
- Vetiver essential oil
- Cedarwood essential oil
- Citrus Fresh essential oil
- Rosemary essential oil
- Lemon essential oil
- Frankincense essential oil
- Brain Power essential oil
- GenYus essential oil
Where do I put the Focus blend to help with concentration?
Our favorite place to roll the Focus blend for kids is on the backs of their necks (the top of the spine.) Another good spot if they don’t love the scent is the bottoms of feet (you can cover with socks.)
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As you can see, the Focus Roller is an important part of my kids’ roller bottle line-up. We all love having these powerful tools to support our emotional and physical well-being! And WHEW, am I happy to finally have figured out a solution for afterschool grumpiness, because that makes everyone’s evenings way more pleasant (and reaching for a bottle of essential oil is a WAY healthier coping mechanism than reaching for that bottle of wine!)
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