Top Essential Oils for the Workplace

I’m just getting over a nasty cold that I inherited from a co-worker and that’s what inspired me to write this post. I wish I would have researched this topic sooner so I would have known that essential oils can help with many ailments!

There are just some things you can’t control and working with a sick co-worker is one of them, but there are some precautions you can take when you see others around you fighting a “bug”. Essential oils are not only helpful when you are trying not to get sick, but you can also enjoy them if you’re feeling a little tired, can’t concentrate or just need a pick me up in the afternoon while sitting at your desk.

I have recently become a Purely Natural Products Advisor because I love essential oils and what they can do for the body without having to take something synthetic and harmful to you. All the links in this post will take you directly to my website. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate leaving a comment and I will respond right away.

The Office

Did you know your electronic devices/computers emit electromagnetic radiation? The small air ions that benefited human beings in the past are being depleted by electromagnetic fields and replaced by large ions.

Essential oils are little particles of nature and by bringing them into the office we may be able to regain some of the natural environment we have surely lost. You can use single scent oils or try one of the blends, such as Prevail (pictured below).

Prevail™ Headache & Tension Blend 10mL

Prevail Essential Oil Blend is made up of the following oils and these are all known to help reduce feelings of tension, stress and promotes mental clarity:

*Wintergreen *Lavender *Basil *Peppermint *Roman Chamomile *Frankincense *Marjoram *Rosemary *Helichrysum

Symptoms and Helpful Essential Oils

Lethargy: Grapefruit, eucalyptus, lemon and rosemary

Stuffy nose: Tea tree, eucalyptus and thyme

Dry throat: Grapefruit, lemon and geranium

Mental stress from work: Bergamot, geranium, vetiver, and ylang ylang

Headaches: Lavender, peppermint, basil and spearmint

All these physical problems can affect our sense of well-being and our ability to perform in the workplace. Air-conditioned offices can be too cold for some people and the equipment is not always well maintained. Other contributors to sick building syndrome are cleaning fluids, poorly maintained photo copiers that emit ozone and nitrogen dioxide.

We usually work in an office where there are no windows or doors open and there is no fresh air being circulated so all the chemicals and viruses are being breathed in constantly. If you work in a small office, it might be possible, with everyone’s agreement, to have a time of day when you can open the windows or doors for a short while.

Essential oils can also help in ways such as contributing to higher productivity and efficiency while lending a sense of well-being to the office staff. These oils can be used in singles or blends. Also, different times of the day or different situations call for different combinations, so experiment and find one that everyone can agree on.

The best way to enjoy essential oils for an office setting (and at home) is to diffuse them in a diffuser, which you can purchase anywhere; Amazon has some nice ones. If you have an open plan office setting, your own personal area can be aromatized, but the fragrance sensitivity of your co-workers will have to be taken into consideration.

Recommendations to introduce essential oils to your office

The Citrus Essential Oil Family, including tangerine, lemon, grapefruit and bergamot, all smell very pleasant, and few people object to them. The citrus oils blend well with most essential oils; an excellent combination would be grapefruit and lemon with a tiny amount of lavender.

Lavender has a natural antibiotic properties and also creates a calm and tranquil atmosphere.

Rosemary assists with memory, while Grapefruit stops you from falling asleep on your paperwork and lemon helps you focus while cleaning up stale air.

Essential Oil Blends for the workplace

You can also try one of our combination oils if you don’t want to mess with having to keep alot of oils at work. One example is a blend for focus and concentration.

Centre is a focus blend for when you are having a hard time concentrating and remaining focused on the task at hand. This blend is made up of:

Centré™ Focus Blend 10mL

*Ylang Ylang *Frankincense *Vetiver *Patchouli *Roman Chamomile *Sandalwood

Check out all the blends in my shop. Click here.


All these essential oils smell great, please almost everyone, help concentration, and allow inspiration to take place. At your next company meeting, have a discussion on whether essential oils would work well in your office. Be sure to let everyone know it is safer and better for you to diffuse essential oils rather than burn scented candles (which have toxins that you are breathing in).

I would like to hear if you are currently using essential oils in your workplace and if so, which ones do you enjoy?


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