Cleaning Service: Mint May Enhance Your Child's Study Time
Your child may be struggling to concentrate during his or her homework time. Or you may just want to give your child an extra mental-boost during study time. That extra ingredient needed for a mental-boost may be mint, and this is a scent that your cleaning service might offer.
The Peppermint Boost
Getting your child to sit down and study or work on homework is just part of the battle. Making sure your child focuses and works to the best of his or her abilities is another issue entirely.
But you can help your child by making sure his or her room is cleaned with peppermint-scented cleaning products. Studies have shown that peppermint stimulates the brain and fights off common hindrances. Hindrances like boredom, fatigue, irritation, strain and attention deficiency.
This happens mainly because peppermint contains menthol. Menthol is a strong ingredient that has a strong olfactory reaction, which stimulates the hippocampus region in your brain. This area is responsible for several things, including mental clarity and focus. The stimulation of the hippocampus will also deter the production of cortisol. Cortisol is the stress hormone, which can hinder concentration.
But it does not stop there; your brain will trigger your body to increase blood pressure. Your brain should receive hefty amounts of oxygen. Oxygen will enhance your child's brain functions, which should help fight off fatigue and boredom. In essence, oxygen will put your child's brain on alert and hungry to learn.
Remember that the effects of menthol are more effective if it is in its natural form. So talk to your cleaning service to find out if they use natural peppermint oil-based cleaning products.
Other Mint Scents
The following are just a few plant species other than peppermint that your cleaning service can use. This should have the same effect, as these plants contain menthol.
- Banana mint
- Moroccan mint
- Egyptian mint
- Macho mint
- Lemon bergamot
- Variegated peppermint
- Pineapple mint
- Orange bergamot
- Chocolate mint
- Lavender mint
- Curly spearmint
- Apple mint
- Kentucky colonel
You can talk to a cleaning service specialist (such as one from A-1 Maid Service Inc) about other oils from mint species. You should also try to add lavender or vanilla scents as well. Both of these scents have a calming effect, which should help your child be less worried if he or she is studying for a test. But, as you can see, your child's study or homework time can be enhanced with the right cleaning products.