Top 5 essential oils for exams

Top 5 essential oils for exams

Your Aromatherapy Allies: Combat exam stress with Scentered

The academic season swings into high gear, students everywhere are gearing up for one of the most stressful periods of the year; exam season. The pressure to perform, combined with long revision hours and the anxiety surrounding uncertainty. This can take a toll on both mind and body. Feel empowered, and in control. Despite the urge to continually revise, revise, revise it is important to take breaks and switch off. With our De-Stress Aromatherapy Balm and Candles, the notes of Chamomile, Neroli and Mandarin provide calming, uplifting and soothing aromas that you can associate with winding down from a long day’s revision.

However, amidst the chaos, there lies a gentle ally in the form of an Aromatherapy Balm. A natural approach to managing stress and promoting wellbeing.

At Scentered, we believe in the power of nature’s scents to soothe the soul and calm the mind. After all, our mantra is Stop.Inhale.Reset.® , with our combination of essential oils we have created our mini and full sized balms, perfectly tailored to help students navigate stress with ease no matter what stage of their education.

Lavender: The Ultimate Stress Buster

Known for its calming and relaxing properties, lavender essential oil is a must have during exam season. Just a few applications to your pulse points before bed to help induce a restful night’s sleep. Why not light your child our sleep well candle, about an hour before bed so the essential oils fill the room, to help them relax, switch off and let their brain float into a wonderful sleep.

Peppermint: Uplifting notes

When exhaustion sets in and concentration wanes, peppermint comes to the rescue. The invigorating scent stimulates the mind, boosts the energy levels and enhances cognitive function. With our Happy and Focus blends that both encapsulate the mint notes can provide an instant pick me up during those marathon revision sessions, helping students power through with renewed vigour.

Rosemary: Boost memory and focus

Our Focus blend incorporates both Mint, Rosemary, and Clary Sage. That are carefully tailored to memory, attention, and clarity. Rosemary with its cognitive enhancing properties is valuable in your child’s exam stress tools. Did you know, that back in the medieval times, when knights were guarding castles, they used to plant Rosemary around the mote so that knights stayed focused and awake? Perfect and known to improve memory retention, enhance concentration, and increase alertness. A perfect companion for those late-night study sessions when every bit of mental clarity counts.

Our top tip when using our Focus Aromatherapy Balm, is apply your balm during revision and then the morning of your exam and just before. Reapply to help assist your brain and trigger your memory and take you back to memorising and writing those revision notes.


Incorporating aromatherapy into your study routine is key and enjoyable!

  • Light a candle whilst you’re revising. Let the soothing aromas fill your study space.
  • Inhalation: We always recommend applying our aromatherapy balms to your pulse points and inhaling through your wrists. The best way to inhale is through the nose!
  • Bath Time bliss, why not use our Sleep Well Oils in your bath, soak away the stress and tension whilst unwinding.

With wellbeing at the heart of everything we do at Scentered, during times of heightened stress such as exam season. Our carefully crafted blends of essential oils are on hand to be your ally through the tougher times. Provide yourself or your child with the tools they need to thrive mentally and emotionally. With the power of aromatherapy on your side, you can tackle exams with confidence, clarity, and calm. Remember to breathe deeply and surround yourself with tools that will help you be on the way to exam success.

Most importantly, remember our daily mantra. Stop.Inhale.Reset.® and good luck this exam season!