Our work is such a big part of our lives, we spend more time in the workplace than we do in our own homes, so it’s important that it’s a space that aligns with our wellbeing values. Workplaces can also be busy, intense environments that aren’t conducive to a calm frame of mind, and this takes it’s toll on our wellbeing more than we realise. Essential oils are a great way to create an environment of creativity, calm, collaboration and clear thinking. Here are some of the ways that essential oils can help to create a positive work environment:
1. Stress management: essential oils are very powerful in soothing and reducing tension and anxiety, which can creep up on us as deadlines loom. Lavender, Cedarwood, Bergamot, Sandalwood and Calm & Destressare great for reducing stress and tension.
2. Energy boost: the mid-afternoon slump is well known to all of us. Instead of reaching for a sweet treat, try vaporising a fresh essential oil for an instant boost of energy. Mandarin, Peppermint, Rosemary, Lemongrassand Energy Blend will all help awaken the senses and boost mental clarity.
3. Stimulates productivity: struggling to get anything done? Uplifting oils such as Sweet Orange, Lime, Lemon, Grapefruit and Clarity & Focus are all great for encouraging creativity and clear thinking.
4. Fight the office flu: when a colleague is sick, it seems to spread throughout the whole office far too quickly. Purify the air, boost your immune system and support recovery by vaporising oils such as Eucalyptus, Lemon, Tea Tree and Sinus Clear.
Have you always wanted to blend your own oils but not known where to start? Maybe you want to mix your own custom perfume or create a blend for cleaning your home? One of the first things to consider is what you’re going to be using this blend for and how you’re going to be using it. Ask yourself, who is this essential oil blend for? What purpose am I creating it for? What effect do I want this blend to have? How will I apply this blend?
We get it, essential oils can be overwhelming! There's pure essential oils, blends, rollerballs and kits, there's floral, woody, herbal, citrus, you can use them in your diffuser, bath, massage.. where do you start!? At ECO. we believe in modernising and simplifying aromatherapy so that we can all enjoy the amazing wellbeing benefits, easily. Firstly, what are you looking for in an essential oil?