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How To Use Aromatherapy for Relieving Stress at Work

Work can get awfully stressful sometimes! Here’s how aromatherapy can change the way you feel when you are bombarded with so much stress.

The Science of Aromatherapy

The Olfactory system is the group of nerve cells responsible for smell located in the nose and brain has a close connection to the Limbic System –the area of the brain responsible for regulating the human emotion. When a certain scent reaches the group of nerve cells in the nose, specific nerve receptors receive the scent and carry the signal to the brain to process the stimulus. Specific scents evoke different emotions and memories. Some aromas can be associated to calm places or happy situations that you may have encountered in the past. This could instantly change the way you perceive and feel about things around you. Smelling stress-relieving scents could reduce your level of anxiety and stress at any given moment. 


Essential Oils that Bring Feelings of Peace and Quiet

Different essential oils bring various emotions to the room. Some essential oils inspire energy and active mind. If you want to create a calm and peaceful environment in the workplace, here are the essential oils of choice that bring feelings of calm, quiet and peaceful.

Lavender Essential Oil

This essential oil is known for its soothing effects on the skin as well as to the nerves. It is usually used with a diffuser to calm fussy babies. Pure, organic Earth Vibe Essential Oils have a mixed aroma resembling a woodsy, floral, and herbaceous scent. The great thing about Lavender essential oil is that it can easily blend with other aromatic oils that make it perfect for combination aromatherapy.

Frankincense Essential Oil

Frankincense essential oil has been used since the ancient times for healing of emotions. Its woodsy, spicy, rich and warm scent makes it the scent of “warm hug”. It creates an atmosphere of coziness and calm.

Rosemary Essential Oil

Probably the best essential oil to mix with lavender, Earth Vibes Rosemary Essential oil has a minty, slightly woodsy and herbaceous scent. It is often used as a holiday mix, the scent alone brings back positive cheerful feelings. It helps calm the nerves as well as renew mental energy.


Essential Oils that Spark Ideas and Helps You Focus

If there are calming essential oils, there are also “booster essential oils”. These oils lift up your mood and may help you create inspiration and concentrate on the tasks at hand.

Peppermint Essential Oil

If you have been feeling stuck, distracted and out of ideas at work, Earth Vibes Peppermint Essential Oils may help stimulate those thinking nerves. Its sweet, minty and lively scent is invigorating and can stimulate positive thoughts. It will help you feel more focused when doing a task.

Eucalyptus Essential Oil

Incorporate Earth Vibes Eucalyptus Essential Oil to your office humidifier to create that lively atmosphere. This essential oil is known for its powerful effect in a decongesting cough and colds. It has a sharp, minty, clean and camphorous scent that may facilitate mind concentration.

Pine Needle Essential Oil

When you want to boost productivity, Pine Needle essential oil is the better choice. Its strong, woodsy, clean and refreshing scent takes you to calm retreat to the mountains that boosts mental focus.


Ways to Use Aromatherapy in the Workplace

The goal of aromatherapy is to create a sense of wellbeing using the sense of smell. There are many ways you can include Aromatherapy in your office.

Use of a Diffuser

This is by far the most effective and long-lasting method since a diffuser distributes the scent all throughout the room so you and your colleagues can benefit from the scent. Invest in Earth Vibes Essential Oil Diffuser set and get all the potent essential oils in one package.

Rollerball Applicator

Essential oils can be applied directly on the skin in conjunction with a carrier oil. Using a rollerball applicator, apply the mixture on your wrists, neck, and elbows. You can even make your very own essential oil applicator. Just mix in 15 drops of your preferred essential oil to 2 tablespoons of carrier oil in a rollerball bottle. Apply on the pulse points and you’re good to go!

Tissue Trick

If you haven’t purchased the diffuser or the rollerball applicator yet, you can use the “tissue trick”. Place 2 drops of your chosen essential oil on a tissue and wave in front of you. Inhale the aroma deeply to get that calming scent and help you relax when at work.

Mini Car Diffuser

Purchase one of those portable mini diffusers that you can use inside your car.  When you are stuck in traffic on your way to work or going home after work, place 2-3 drops of essential oils into the machine and turn on the mini diffuser. This way you can remain calm and relaxed while waiting for the traffic to decongest.

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