The Impetus | Essential Oil Blend
With an invigorating fusion of peppermint, rosemary, white grapefruit and sweet basil, The Impetus is for the sleep-deprived and the wired-but-tired, bringing clarity and focus through the mental fog.
This mentally stimulating scent is designed for the “flow state” – a 90-minute stretch of deep work, creativity and in-the-zone productivity.
10ml provides up to 40 uses.
A Flow State
Psychologist Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi coined the term “flow state” to describe the optimal mental state where a person becomes so immersed in their work or an activity “that nothing else seems to matter.” When time is transcended, and the task at hand becomes effortless. If you've ever heard someone describe a time when they were entirely absorbed, or “in the zone,” they were likely describing an experience of flow.
With more distractions than ever before, getting into a flow state isn’t always easy, though there is ample scientific evidence to suggest three neurochemicals – acetylcholine, noradrenaline and dopamine – play a key role in achieving a state of deep focus.
Acetylcholine in particular, helps us to learn and stay mentally alert, and also enhances neuroplasticity, the brain’s capacity to change and consolidate learning. The Impetus contains natural, bioactive compounds that can improve cognitive performance by enhancing the release of both dopamine and acetylcholine – helping you find your “flow”.
How to use
Add a few drops into one of Appellation’s stone diffusers and diffuse at your desk, or in the area where you’re spending your day. Place a drop or two on a tissue or the palm of your hands. Rub your palms together, cup your hands, and inhale deeply.
Peppermint (Menta piperita) is rich in 1.8 cineole, a naturally occurring chemical that is known to enhance cognitive performance1,2 and mental alertness.
Sweet Basil (Ocimum basilicum ct linalool)has a high percentage of linalool, which relieves stress and agitation, and eugenol3, which prevents the breakdown of acetylcholine4, a neurotransmitter responsible for memory5, mental acuity and accelerating neuroplasticity6 (the brain’s ability to adapt and learn) and mental alertness.
Rosemary (Rosmarinus officinalis ct cineole)is especially high in 1.8 cineole, which enables the release of motivation-boosting dopamine and acetylcholine4, a neurochemical linked to improved focus7, cognitive performance, and neuroplasticity8.
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