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Selecting Essential Oils for Your Office

“Yeah… I’m going to need those TPS reports… ASAP. So, if you could do that, that would be great.”

My previous blog post on using essential oils in the office generated a lot of cool responses. It seems like folks are interested in this idea but want more ideas on what specific essential oils to use.

A few years back a study of 4,000 office workers was funded by the Health Promotion Research Trust. Surprisingly 80% of those surveyed reported feeling unwell as a result of working in a particular office.  The most common complaints were 1) lethargy, 2) stuffy nose, 3) dry throat, 4) dry and itchy eyes, 5) headaches.

If you relate to any of the above maybe it’s time to start bring some essential oils to work. Here’s what we recommend:

  • Lethargy –Grapefruit or Eucalyptus & Lemongrass
  • Stuffy Nose — Tea Tree or Rosemary
  • Dry Throat — Grapefruit or Lemongrass
  • Dry & Itchy Eyes — Tea Tree
  • Headaches — Lavender

Of course, in all cases you want to use some sort of diffuser so that you’re breathing the aromatics in small amounts while you go about your business. That’s why we carry the USB-powered diffuser that plugs into you laptop on your desk. Of course you can create your own diffuser with cotton balls in a small dish but that doesn’t have any flair.