WORKPLACE / JUN. 19, 2015
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5 Essential Oils That Will Make You More Productive

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Productivity is the effectiveness of a process, but most people feel it is how much they can get done in a day. In the workplace, boosting productivity will increase the profit because you can get more done in the same amount of time. However, boosting your productivity in daily life will allow you to accomplish your tasks with minimal stress.

Instead of grabbing caffeine, consider using aromatherapy to help naturally boost your productivity levels. It has been shown many times that the sense of smell influences your thought process more than any other sense. With essential oils, you have the ability to create an environment that smells great, but also helps elevate the mood.

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1. Cinnamon

Cinnamon is a scent that is often associated with winter and fall. However, it is a great natural stimulant. With a few drops of this essential oil in potpourri or diffusing throughout the day, you will notice that you are more alert.

It is important with cinnamon oil to not apply it to the skin unless it is diluted, especially if you have sensitive skin. It is best to test this oil before using it to make sure you will not react to it. Nonetheless, it is a great choice in an environment where subtle air freshening is desired.

2. Orange

Citrus is a great way to boost productivity by helping with alertness. Lemon and orange are both great choices. Orange and cinnamon diffused together can create an environment that not only boosts productivity, but also helps keep people healthier. Both orange and lemon have antibacterial properties, so consider using a disinfectant that has this essential oil in it allowing the scent to linger in the air after cleaning.

3. Mint (Peppermint, Spearmint, Wintergreen)

Mint is a scent that has been known to help with digestive problems, such as indigestion, nausea, and vomiting. Also, minty oils (such as peppermint, spearmint, and wintergreen) all have the ability to reduce headaches and elevate the mood. It has been used to help relieve depression symptoms because it is a refreshing scent.

When you are in a good mood and not feeling stressed, you will naturally be more productive. Some people have even found that mint oils help increase focus, and these can be found in many products, including gum and breath fresheners.

4. Lavender

Most people consider lavender when they want a scent that will help with sleeping. However, lavender also has the ability to reduce stress. When you diffuse lavender in the workplace, consider combining it with lemon or rosemary to get an additional boost. This will allow you to provide an environment that promotes less tension, naturally increasing the productivity.

5. Rosemary

As mentioned above, rosemary is an essential oil that helps boost productivity. It is perfect for clearing the Monday morning blues, as it relieves mental fatigue. People who have rosemary diffusing in the office may also notice fewer headaches and better memory retention.

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Any of these oils can be used by simply having a warmer filled with a few drops of essential oil, or they can be used in potpourri. This makes for an easy, yet classy, centerpiece for conference room tables or waiting rooms. However, if you want to boost your productivity in the workplace, consider getting a small candle that you can have at your office space. Employers should consider cleaning chemicals that have these essential oils in them so the scents linger throughout the day. Whatever method you select, using these five essential oils is sure to help reduce stress, elevate the mood, and boost productivity in the workplace.

Do you use any of these essential oils to boost your productivity?

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