The Science

“A study found that pupils working in a room with the aroma of rosemary, in the form of an essential oil, achieved 5% to 7% better results in memory tests.”

Above all other senses, smell correlates most highly with our ability to form and retrieve memories. This is especially true of the smell of rosemary which is known both traditionally and scientifically for its memory enhancing qualities.

More research than ever before is being conducted on rosemary’s profound ability to improve cognitive function. Recent studies suggest that the scent of rosemary also increases focus and problem solving abilities in the user.

The Memory Stick® is made with pure Australian essential oils, is easy to use, designed specifically to help students achieve their full academic potential.

Other Press


"Rosemary...herb of choice for today's students"

The Guardian, 24 May 2017

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The Research

"Rosemary produced significant enhancement of performance for overall quality of memory and secondary memory factors…It also enhanced alertness and Contentedness"

International Journal of Neuroscience (Moss, Cook, Wesnes, Duckett)

Aromas of Rosemary and Lavender Essential Oils Differentially Affect Cognition and Mood in Healthy Adults.

"All the data has collectively shown a medicinal benefit of rosemary oil when inhaled, by the removal of feelings of boredom and by providing fresh mental energy."

Scientia Pharmaceutica (Sayorwan, Ruangrungsi, Piriyapunyporn)

Sci. Pharm. | Free Full-Text | Effects of Inhaled Rosemary Oil on Subjective Feelings and Activities of the Nervous System

“The essential oils of rosemary and lavender have significantly increased the image memory compared to the control. Inhalation of the rosemary essential oil increased the memorization of numbers…”

The Alexandria Journal of Medicine (Piliptsova, Gazzavi-Rogozina, Timoshyna)

The effect of the essential oils of lavender and rosemary on the human short-term memory.

"Rosemary increased focus and promoted a sense of clarity that reduced test anxiety"

Holistic Nurse Practitioner (McCaffrey, Thomas, Kinzelman AO)

The Effects of Lavender and Rosemary Essential Oils on Test-Taking Anxiety Among Graduate Nursing Students (PDF Download Available)

"These results confirm the stimulatory effects of rosemary oil and provide supporting evidence that brain wave activity, autonomic nervous system activity, as well as mood states are all affected by the inhalation of the rosemary oil."

Scientia Pharmaceutica (Sayorwan, Ruangrungsi, Piriyapunyporn)

Effects of Inhaled Rosemary Oil on Subjective Feelings and Activities of the Nervous System.

“These findings suggest that compounds absorbed from rosemary aroma affect cognition and subjective state independently through different neurochemical pathways.”

Department of Psychology, , Northumbria University, UK. (Moss, Brain , Oliver)

Plasma 1,8-Cineole Correlates with Cognitive Performance Following Exposure to Rosemary Essential Oil Aroma

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