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Germ busting and hot desking

If you commute to work and then spend a lot of time at your workplace this can be stressful and also places that carry many germs and bacteria. The average person spends about 1,600 hours per year at the office. Even though you’re thriving in a career and workplace that is fulfilling and allows you to live out your passions, there’s always room to make the office a more inviting, healthy, germ free and productive place.

Aromatherapy in the workplace can give an office a quick, no fuss face-lift! Essential oils have qualities that can truly enhance your work environment. From encouraging focus, to purifying the air, to boosting the mood, there’s something for every office personality.

You should check with your supervisor and co-workers before diffusing essential oils in the office, and make sure you’re diffusing in a well-ventilated space. For example, if you are using your diffuser in an individual office, place the diffuser on the far side of your desk or a few feet away from your desk on a side table or ledge. If you’re diffusing in a shared or open office space, choose a central location where the aroma molecules will have room to rise and disperse as evenly as possible.

Here’s some suggestions of our lovely work-enhancing essential oils for the office:

1. Rosemary

How it benefits the office: One of the most popular oils to promote productivity and concentration, Rosemary is known for its uplifting and stimulating effects on the mind and memory. This is an ideal oil for an office environment where deep concentration is a necessity.

2. Bergamot

How it benefits the office: A sweet and uplifting citrus, Bergamot orange is the signature flavour of Earl Grey tea, and the essential oil has been shown to have significant mood boosting qualities. It’s a delightful and powerful purifier in a DIY office cleaning spray.

3. Geranium

How it benefits the office: Geranium is a luxurious floral perfect for the self-professed “flower children” in the office. A notable mood lifter, geranium offers the hope of spring flowers on dreary days.

4. Lemongrass

How it benefits the office: The fresh, lemony aroma of Lemongrass will invigorate your senses and open your mind. Your office colleagues will feel awake and aware with this energetic, earthy essential oil. If your workspace has an issue with fruit flies or gnats, lemongrass can act as a natural insect repellent.

5. Clove

How it benefits the office: Everyone loves the spicy, warm aromas of Autumn. When the leaves start to change and you want to “pumpkin-spice” everything in the office, clove essential oil is your best friend.

6. On Guard

This is an amazing blend of oils to keep you fit and healthy all year around. Great to use travelling to work on trains and tubes and also perfect for spraying on your work equipment such as office phones, desks and keypads – just keeps the germs away that can cause so many issues during the colder months. If you can always great to use in a diffuser then everybody gets the amazing benefits. Its also easy to make into a spray and wipe down kitchen surfaces, door handles and all work areas.

Office Essential Oils

There are so many other essential oils to use in the office. Really, it’s about crafting an aroma that is right for you and your co-workers. Here are some other suggestions:

  • Cypress
  • Cinnamon
  • Grapefruit
  • Ylang Ylang
  • Lemon
  • Lime

Happy Office Diffuser Blend

If you’re not to sure about blending essential oils yourself, don’t fret. Give this pre-blended recipe a try the next time your workspace needs an aromatic lift. Don’t forget—check with your co-workers and supervisor before diffusing essential oils in the office.

Geranium 1 drops

Lemon 2 drops

Rosemary 1 drops


On Guard essential oil