While companies have been popularizing the use of essential oils and aromatherapy for home cold remedies and skin care, an increasing amount of scientific research has been conducted on the power of scent.
And of course, the question that so many researchers are wondering is if aromatherapy has positive applications in the workplace.
After all, the tension and stress so many people suffer from in their lives stems primarily from their workplace environment or their sense that they aren’t performing the way they would like in their role.
What Research Is Showing About Scents
Recent studies have been published showing that a wide variety of oils can offer some unique benefits in the workplace.
One recent study demonstrated that inhaling lavender essential oil decreased anxiety associated with taking tests in students.
Other research has demonstrated that essential oils can help improve your short-term memory and problem-solving skills.
Since being in a high expectation workplace environment or even working for yourself can often include evaluations and performance tests, productivity hackers are now understanding that there are some powerful real-world applications to aromatherapy.
How To Put It Into Action
If you are new to aromatherapy and essential oils, you may be wondering how to even use them at all.
Not to worry, essential oils are very easy to use and have a variety of applications. You can add the drops into your tea or coffee, you can use a diffuser to have the aroma fill your space, or you can just drop the oil onto your skin.
Be sure to check the labels of your oil to make sure you are using them in the most appropriate way, as the formulas can vary from brand to brand. Placing the oil into a spray bottle and putting it into the air that way is another great approach.
One of the most exciting things about putting aromatherapy to work for you is how much new research is coming out regarding the efficacy of this approach. So there’s always something new to learn.
Check out the infographic below to find out the latest recommendations on how you can use scents to increase your productivity in the workplace.
This infographic was created by FragranceX.