Office Aromatherapy

Who doesn’t need some extra mental stimulation, stress relief and inspiration in their workspace? Whether you are sitting at the computer all day, out in the field, traveling for work, teaching or wherever your workplace may be, Aromatherapy can be your little helper.

It’s simple. Keep your preferred essential oil bottles in a dark, cool place, such as your desk drawer, so that you can reach for them when needed. When you need that extra pick-me-up, place a drop or two on a cotton ball or tissue and then inhale. Simple, right?

Here are 6 great essential oils to use at work.

1. Peppermint

Peppermint oil stimulates the brain, is invigorating, helps to clear foggy minds, eases tension headaches, and promotes clear thinking and focus.

2. Rosemary

Use this oil solo or in combination with peppermint oil for mental stimulation. Rosemary boosts concentration and focus, which ultimately helps productivity.

3. Basil

Invigorating, and uplifting, Basil oil supports you in relieving nervous tension caused by the stress of work.

4. Lemon

Stimulating and refreshing, lemon essential oil is emotionally invigorating, relieves stress, nervous tension, and irritability. It clears the mind, and promotes awareness.

5. Lemongrass

Revitalizing, uplifting, energizing, motivating and enlivening, Lemongrass essential oil supports logical thinking, inspiration, and concentration.

6. Ylang-Ylang

Ylang-ylang relieves stress, nervous tension, rapid heartbeat or breathing (caused by stress, anxiety or anger), irritability, and even mild anxiety with the soothing, euphoric, and uplifting floral scent.

A few safety tips: When using essential oils, make sure not to apply the oils directly to your skin and always learn about their contraindications. Don’t use aromatherapy when pregnant unless you know which oils are safe for you. When in doubt, always contact an Aromatherapist to assist you in choosing the right oils for your needs.