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.
We all enjoy spending extra time outside during the warmer months. But the warmer weather also brings along mosquitoes. Most insect repellant contain toxic chemicals which can be damaging to the skin and the environment. Essential oils are a great way to naturally prevent bug bites as most insect are repelled by the scent. Here is an easy recipe for an all-natural homemade and effective insect repellent.