How to use essential oils as mood-boosters the next time you’re feeling tired, stressed or blue at the office.
Many businesses have discovered that using aromatherapy to improve employees productivity is highly beneficial.
Anyone considering interior design products for a business should consider how the workplace smells. From improved focus and concentration, to purifying the air, boosting energy and mood, there’s something for every office personality.
The average American spends about 1,600 hours in the office per year, so there’s always room to make the office a more creative and productive place.
Essential oils have properties that can enhance the work environment, improve employees productivity, creativity and wellbeing. When your employees are not worried or tense, they can have more energy, are more motivated and their productivity can improve.
Creating the Happy Office
Certain smells have been shown to reduce stress, promote creativity, invigorate the body, regulate emotions, and enhance physical health.
What Smell(s) Make People Happy?
Orange, grapefruit, and lemon are all energizing and uplifting scents,” says Cynthia LaBonte, aromatherapist and herbalist at Newport Aromatherapy. “We associate citrus with cleanliness. Their top notes go straight up the sinuses to the head and make us feel better, fitter, and even more confident and in control.”
Firstly, make sure you’re diffusing in a well-ventilated space.
Secondly, define your ideal outcome:
Improve Creativity – fragrance has a relationship with the region of the brain responsible for memory, learning, and emotion.
Improve Productivity – another study discovered that working in perfumed offices and workstations made 93 percent of employees feel valued.
Reducing Stress – during a hectic period, diffusing a combination of lavender, chamomile and bergamot might assist to soothe a tense situation.
Purify the Environment – some essential oils have antimicrobial, antibacterial and antiviral properties, helping clean and purify the air.
5 Essential Oil Favorites for the Office
Bergamot/Orange/Lemon – citrusy scents rapidly increase the production of serotonin, giving your mood a boost and energizing you. Lemon in particular is an excellent choice if you want to improve your energy and focus.
Peppermint – awakens the mind and increases focus and alertness. Scents like jasmine, ylang-ylang, and rose can also have a awakening effect that improves productivity when doing monotonous work.
Cinnamon – in aromatherapy, cinnamon oil is used to reduce the feelings of depression, tiredness and exhaustion.
Lavender – has anti-anxiety properties and can help with relaxation and a general feeling of calmness. Diffuse Lavender when you’re feeling tense and anxious.
Rosemary – clears the mind, boosts memory, alertness and improves focus. Diffuse rosemary when you need to focus and complete a task effectively.
What Scents Help with Stress?
Top 3 picks: Lavender, Ylang-Ylang, and Chamommile
Best Scents for the Morning
Top 3 picks: Orange, Peppermint, and Cinnamon
Best Scents for the Afternoon
Top 3 picks: Lavender, Cedarwood, and Jasmine
Best DIY blends for clean air
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How to Use Essential Oils in the Office
1. Aromatherapy diffusers are one of the most common ways to disperse essential oils in the workplace.
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2. Reed diffusers placed on your desk
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