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.
If you are already using essential oils at home and as part of your daily routine, you will probably love the idea of taking them with you on your next holiday. There are so many ways in which essential oils can support and enhance your travel experience. From easing symptoms of jetlag, indigestion or headaches to healing cuts, scratches and bug bites, as well as boosting energy and immunity, essential oils are a must when traveling.
Life is busy! Everyday there's hustle and bustle and the consequence of living in such a fast-paced world can often be increased stress and pressure, and unhealthy coping habits going along with this. It's likely we've all been guilty of using some not so healthy methods to give us that much needed boost of energy (too much caffeine and high sugar energy drinks). Luckily there are natural alternatives out there to uplift the mood and bring increased energy.