A stimulant is anything which has an enlivening effect on the body or mind. The use of essential oils as stimulants is safer than such things as caffeine, alcohol and stimulating drugs, but even so should not be abused. They can be very useful in the short-term, in a crisis, or when exceptional effort is needed, also in convalescence in small amounts, to help restore some vitality.

Stimulant oils include Basil, Black Pepper, Eucalyptus, Peppermint and Rosemary, and of these, Rosemary is found to be the most effective. Massage with Rosemary Oil, perhaps with a little Black Pepper added, is an almost magical reviver, but if nobody is available to give massage, baths are very effective too, or you can just sniff one of these oils from a hankie or tissue, or directly from the bottle. During long writing sessions, a drop of Rosemary oil on each wrist, so that you can smell it as your hands move over the keyboard. Basil, Peppermint and Eucalyptus are less useful as bath oils, as all can produce an unpleasant tingling of the skin, but a single drop added to some other oil or blend is enlivening. All are useful in burners or sprays. Peppermint tea is a good adjunct to using the oils.

These oils are not a substitute for proper sleep, nutrition and relaxation, and should be seen as short-term aids when some special need arises, and not as long-term 'crutches'.

You can buy these Stimulant Oils online by clicking on the link to your left.

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