How to Use Aromatherapy to Improve Office Working Conditions

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The term aromatherapy might have only been coined in 1937, but the process of using essential oils to ease stress, lighten the mood, and energise has been around for thousands of years. Its effects vary from person to person based on their associations with scents. 

Some people think of their childhood autumn days, some become more wistful or nostalgic, and some feel the energy of spring.

In an office setting, aromatherapy can potentially improve working conditions. Through a diffuser, the scents can linger in the workspace throughout the day. But of course, since it is a shared space, you must consider the people working in the same area, including the visitors and clients that may come every day.

1. Apply on Pulse Points.

The fastest way to use aromatherapy oil is to apply it on pulse points. But before applying, remember to dilute it with neutral oils or water as it can be harsh and irritating for the skin in its concentrated amounts. 

Cutting the solution extends the life of the oils and allows you to use only safe amounts. The most common pulse points to apply it on are on the wrist, neck, and temples. These areas often show immediate benefits minutes after application.

2. Diffuse Into the Air.

Another way is to use a diffuser. Diffusers spread the scent evenly and add moisture to the atmosphere by releasing vapours into the environment throughout the day through a natural-scented mist. 

Other diffuser variants produce ambient sounds that add a more calming effect. Meanwhile, non-electronic reed diffusers soak up oil and dispense the fragrance automatically. However, its downside is that they can’t be shut off, unlike their electronic counterparts.

3. Massage on the Skin

Some offices provide employees with free massages throughout the day with an in-house masseuse. Employees can ask to have their massage therapist use oil-infused lotions for a relaxing and calming effect. While that is happening, the masseuse can infuse the air with essential oils within the massage lounge to further strengthen aromatherapy benefits.

4. Spray with an Atomizer

Another way to spread out essential oils into the air is by using atomisers. These are devices that have specialised glass or metal bodies that nebulise essential oils into a fine mist. Add five drops of essential oil into a small spray bottle filled with water and shake vigorously. Spray on the face or body for a mid-day refreshing treat.

Essential Oils for Different Purposes

Different essential oils have different effects on the body. To determine what you and the other employees might need, here are some examples: 

1. Essential Oils to Energize

  • Lemon
  • Orange
  • Mint
  • Rosemary
  • Eucalyptus
  • Lemongrass

2. Essential Oils for Relaxation

  • Lavender
  • Jasmine
  • Sandalwood
  • Ylang Ylang

3. Essential Oils for Better Health

  • Eucalyptus
  • Ginger
  • Sage
  • Tea Tree
  • Citrus


The workspace is naturally stressful. However, there are various ways to make it better. One is aromatherapy, a cheap but effective way to destress, re-energize, and relax on workdays. Suggest the use of aromatherapy today to your boss and see its effects on your productivity at work.

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