20,000 years ago, being alert could mean the difference between life and death. Today, being alert is more than vigilance and attention, its about mental responsiveness. Being alert goes beyond our physical surroundings it is also about being alive to the people around us too. It is not just about staying alive, it is about being alive – on the ball, in the game, sensitive.
Some essential oils that can help to bring about alertness include: basil, black pepper, Cardamon, Coriander, Cinnamon, Juniper, Petitgrain, Thyme, Eucalyptus, Peppermint, Rosemary, Pine, Grapefruit, Bergamot and Lime.
Here is a blend that can be used to massage into the temples and back of the neck. Start with 15 ml of Base Oil (e.g. Almond or Olive Oil) add 6 drops of Ginger, 5 drops of Grapefruit and 4 drops of Juniper Essential Oils.