How essential oils can help improve your working day

Nothing beats using essential oils every day. Whether at home or in the office, diffusing essential oils does you a world of good and the positive effects quickly make themselves felt.Today, with well-being at the forefront of our concerns, essential oils really come into play.

What is a diffused essential oil?

Essential oil is defined as: "a set of volatile aromatic substances that will be inhaled through the nose and captured by our olfactory receptors. These aromatic molecules will act on our brain, in direct connection with our memory and our emotions. Thus, fragrances are capable of provoking measurable physiological effects in us, such as modification of the levels of hormones that regulate the appetite, insulin production, stress level, concentration, temperature etc."*

The inhaled and absorbed essential oils will therefore influence our emotions and behaviour. It is simply olfactory aromatherapy. They are diffused using an electric diffuser.

Why use essential oils at work?

Each essential oil contains more than 200 active substances. This means that they boast a string of benefits that soothe our everyday ills. Essential oils are used to purify and clean the air, to boost our concentration and fight against fatigue, to protect ourselves from infections that affect our close circle (family, colleagues, etc.), to relax after a long day of work, to give us a good night’ sleep etc. In just a few minutes, they give us a positive outlook!

How should i use aromatherapy?

For a well-balanced fragrance diffusion, add 4 to 5 drops of essential oil to an aromatherapy diffuser. Diffusion can last up to one hour.

Which essential oils for which effects?

Essential oils for health

  • Niaouli: for infections of the nose, throat and bronchi; it also prevents contagion by disinfecting the room.
  • Scots pine: stimulating effect during periods of intense fatigue and loss of energy.
  • Eucalyptus : congestion relief, immune stimulant and aerial infection control.

Essential oils for optimism

  • Grapefruit: its reinvigorating fruity fragrance makes you feel optimistic and puts you in a good mood.
  • Sweet orange: its sweet and fruity fragrance also puts you in an optimistic frame of mind and a good mood by inducing a real balance between well-being and inner peace.
  • Green mandarin: its fragrance is more invigorating than most; it adds some punch while being conducive to calm and relaxation.

Essential oils against stress and bacteria

  • Real lavender: combats agitation, jitteriness, nervousness, irritability, mood swings and overwork, while promoting sleep.
  • Lemon zest: antibacterial, disinfectant, antiviral, anti-stress tonic and deodorant!

Essential oils: some extra tips

To scent the toilets at work, pour a few drops of lavender or lemon lavender oil onto a toilet paper tube. Place it in this room and repeat this action once a week.
To freshen up the office environment, mix ½ litre of white vinegar with 15 drops of lemon essential oil. Mix the bottle thoroughly, spray the areas to be cleaned, and rub.