Dr. Hull's Mental Stimulation
Grapefruit (Citrus paradisi), Peppermint (Mentha piperita), Nutmeg (Myristica fragrans), Lemon (Citrus limonum), Tangerine (Citrus reticulata) and Wild Orange (Citrus sinensis)
Children? Do not apply undiluted on or near the face of young children.
Medication/Health Issues: Oral incompatibility with High Blood Pressure medication, possibly contraindicated with Antibiotics (all routes in significant amounts); Cardiac Fibrillation (topical and oral), Cigarette Smoking (inhalation risk) and G6PD Deficiency
Who is Dr. Hull?
Many testify that this blend is uplifting and helps them focus mentally.
Dr. Hull's Application Suggestions
Topical: Apply to palms, rub together and inhale deeply. Apply behind the ears and at the base of the skull.
[HEO's Comment: Traditionally, essential oils are used diluted to avoid skin irritation and risk of sensitization. Please read Essential Oil Usage for more information and a dilution chart.]
Phototoxic Risk: If applying to skin that will be exposed to direct sunlight or UV light, maximum topical use is 12% of Mental Stimulation.
Inhalation: Apply to palms, rub together and inhale; diffuse
Internal: The quality of the oils used in Mental Stimulation is suitable for internal use within safe parameters, if such use is deemed appropriate. We feel that internal use is rarely *needed* and should only be used with respect for how concentrated the oils are. HEO does not advocate internal use of essential oils without appropriate knowledge and understanding of how to administer, for what purpose, how much, which essential oils, safety concerns and so on. In our experience, essential oils are generally more effective used topically with proper dilution or inhaled. Kurt Schnaubelt Ph.D. notes that "French aromatherapy literature contains many references to using oils orally." He goes on to note that "generally 1 drop is always enough when ingesting essential oils." A potential toxicity hazard could occur when untrained people use essential oils orally and ingest too much. Keep in mind that while medical doctors or health care practitioners may prescribe essential oils for internal use, they are trained and experienced in the safe application of essential oils. It is not a matter of using "French aromatherapy" or "British" methods, it's a matter of experience and appropriate application. Click here for more information about internal usage.
1. I have used this for several people with wonderful and amazing results. Within minutes of application, people who are down, worried and depressed have been transformed. Literally, this blend produces dramatic turn arounds for people.
2. Mental Stim is an amazing blend. I've been really depressed at times, and all I have to do it inhale it from the bottle to pull out of it. When I apply it, I feel energy, enthusiasm and happy. I feel mentally more able to deal with issues and things that complicate my desire for peace. Please thank Dr. Hull for his amazing blend.
3. I've seen some amazing stuff with this blend! - Kelley
4. Dr. Hull's Mental Stimulation is an amazing blend. I've been really depressed at times, and all I have to do it inhale it from the bottle to pull out of it. When I apply it, I feel energy, enthusiasm and happy. I feel mentally more able to deal with issues and things that complicate my desire for peace. Please thank Dr. Hull for his amazing blend.
5. This will sound really odd, but we had my dad use Dr. Hull’s Mental Stimulation after a stroke to try to help the depression that followed. He began wanting it before he went to sleep at night or for naps. He’d apply it on his hands and breathe deeply. He'd always had problems sleeping even before the stroke because his brain wouldn't shut down at night, but this seemed to help. We wondered if maybe it worked somehow to get the brain and body in synch. - Deanna
6. My 16-year-old son LOVES Dr. Hull's Mental Stimulation. He is smart but highly distractible. He says that when he feels mentally fuzzy, using Mental Stimulation gives him "instant clarity." He uses it all the time when studying, especially for tough subjects like Calculus and Physics. He now insists on also applying it before taking tests. He had a test on Saturday, and we brought the bottle with us to the testing center. He applied it before going in. I jokingly said that the students who sit nearest to him may also benefit! - Linda
7. I have been able to get off and stay off of Prozac for depression and some OCD issues, and I think it's because of this oil. - Annie
Avoid contact with the eyes and other sensitive areas. Essential oils are both lipophilic and hydrophobic. Lipophilic means they are attracted to fat— like the membranes of your eyes and skin. They are also hydrophobic, meaning they do not like water. Flushing with water will only send the essential oil back to the eye's membranes. Applying a carrier oil will create another fat for the essential oil to be attracted to other than the membranes of the eyes or skin. Tisserand suggests: "With essential oils, fatty oil has been suggested as an appropriate first aid treatment, though the advantage of saline [eyewash] is that the eyes can be continually flushed, and this is less easy with fatty oil." We’ve not known this to cause permanent injury or long-term discomfort, but if you feel concerned, please call your health care provider.