Relieve stress at work with aromatherapy

most people work a 40 hour week so we can estimate that we typically spend about 2000 hours at work each year. And many people work even more than this.

our jobs are often very stressful and stress is a known trigger for many common ailments and diseases. Many studies have been done on the relationship between job stress and a variety of ailments. Mood and sleep disturbances, upset stomach, headaches and disturbed relationships with family and friends are examples of stress related problems that are quick to develop. .

there are many ways to bring aromatherapy into the workplace. Diffusers heat essential oils and allow their molecules to be released into the atmosphere. Inhaling different essential oils can alter your mood, stimulate creativity, help concentration and rid an area of airborne viruses and bacteria. Scenting your office with lavender essential oil is said to reduce computer errors by at least 25%.

if you have to work in an air conditioned or stuffy building using essential oils in a diffuser or spritz img a spritzer can really clear the air. Geranium, lavender, lemon, peppermint and rosemary are all excellent for a quick pick me up. Try chamomile, lavender or sandalwood oil. All are thought to help combat stress and tension.

here are a few more ideas to get you started

if you can’t use a diffuser at work simply put a drop of essential oil onto a tissue and keep with you to sniff whenever you need to.

put a few drops of your favourite essential oil on the cardboard tube inside a roll of toilet paper to fragrance the bathroom at work

let scent be your calling card. Simply add your favourite essential oils to cotton balls and place your business cards and the cotton balls in a box with a lid. Keep tightly closed for 1 week.

mix 5 drops of lavender into about a teaspoon of jojoba or sweet almond base oil. Dab on a cloth and wipe the surfaces of your desk and top of the computer. When the heat of the computer warms the oil there is a pleasant fresh fragrance wafting through the air.

there is help for your stress! Aromatherapy has been proven to be excellent for stress relief as well as increasing productivity and efficiency levels. The possibilities are only limited to your imagination.