Since the inception of the 2020 COVID pandemic, there has been a shift in the way many companies do business, and it can be summed up in one word: remote. Great for introverts, not so great for extroverts. Great for those with quiet, peaceful locations in their homes and not so great for those with young, energetic children running freely from room to room. It goes without saying that concentration in your home office can sometimes be challenging. While distractions may still be present, there’s a way to help manage them using aromatherapy by using the top 6 essential oils for diffusing in your home office
How Do Essential Oil Diffusers Work
First up, we suggest investing in a diffuser which breaks down essential oils into tiny molecules dispersing them into the air, creating a beautiful aroma. In some cases, these aromas can lead to therapeutic benefits. Each individuals’ experience may vary and it’s important to choose accompanying essential oils to diffuse that will potentially serve your desired outcome whether it be relaxation, motivation or gentle focus, just to name a few. As the aromas fill the room’s air, they can elicit different emotions as our sense of smell, known as olfaction, is in direct communication with our limbic system which houses our emotions and memories. As you can see, our sense of smell is a powerful connection to our varying moods and feelings. It’s not the scent itself but more so, how we process it. The 6 top essential oils for diffusing in your home office may well do the trick.
Passive & Electric Aromatherapy Diffusers
There are quite a few diffuser options to choose from ranging from passive to electric models. A passive diffuser includes reed diffusers and porous ceramic varieties to naturally emit essential oils into the air. These provide a very nuanced scent experience (hence the word passive) especially in large rooms. When choosing and electric diffuser, opt for one that is quiet as well as appropriate for your room size. For a home office, it’s best to go with a diffuser that seamlessly blends with your home décor vs one that has a rainbow of lights. Remember, we’re going for a reduction in distraction, here.
The 6 Top Essential Oils for Diffusing in Your Home Office
Next up, you’ll want to choose an essential oil or oils that are beneficial for focus and concentration or perhaps to reduce stress. Focused-oriented oils are typically categorized as herbal and slightly camphorous while calming oils sometimes fall into the floral category. We’ve made a list of the 6 top essential oils for diffusing in your home office below as a guide:
One of Rosemary Essential Oil’s reported benefits and uses is to optimize alertness. It’s specifically used to improve concentration as well as information recall. So, it’s great for those back-to-back Zoom meeting days. We all know the effect that stress has on our breathing and Rosemary Oil has been said to support respiratory functions to help you breathe better. Artisan Aromatics offers Rosemary as a single essential oil as well as a Rosemary Hydrosol to spray throughout the day on your face and body and also throughout your home office space. It’s refreshing and clarifying.
We especially like this one for Mondays when you need a kickstart to your week. Peppermint Oil is probably the best known in the concentration and focus category of oils due to its invigorating aroma. It literally clears the air and is reported to stimulate mental clarity, performance and even memory. While Peppermint has long been associated with snowy Christmastime, it’s a wonderful cooling oil for those who live and work in warm climates. Just like Rosemary, Peppermint is very potent. Therefore, a little goes a very long way. So, be mindful when testing out the amount of drops you’ll need in your diffuser versus some of the other oils.
This highly popular and versatile citrus oil is known to help uplift your mood and energy levels. For some, in a soothing or relaxing manner while for others, in a stimulating or invigorating way. It’s important to keep your home office clean and organized as we’ve all heard the saying, “Cluttered Space. Cluttered Mind.” Lemon is a great essential oil to keep your workspace clean as it can be diluted with distilled water in a spray bottle as a gentle, natural cleaning solution.
Sage Essential Oil is known as a natural stimulant and great for Wednesdays (aka Hump Day!) when you need a little mid-week boost. It’s reported to combat negative moods while optimizing alertness and cognitive function. Its scent is herbaceous, camphorous and possesses some lavender-like characteristics.
Because we all have our stressful days. While focus and concentration are typically the name of the game when it comes to office spaces, it’s important to have an essential oil on hand to help when things just become a bit too overwhelming. In addition to a pure essential oil, this too, comes in a Lavender Hydrosol form to promote taking a moment to stop and breathe (and spray!) to maintain balance throughout your day. Please be aware that there are quite a few varieties of Lavender Essential Oils sourced from different plant species, climates and countries. When choosing one best for calming purposes, keep an eye out for a high Linalool constitution vs high camphorous varieties like Spike Lavender. Camphorous varieties are stimulating versus the desired goal here of calm and relaxation. If you’re interested in trying out a more complex formula for concentration, we recommend our Mental Focus Essential Oil Blend. This proprietary formula was created by Artisan Aromatics’ Certified Aromatherapist and is an incredibly unique and pleasing blend of Cardamom, Frankincense, Lemon, Pine and Rosemary Essential Oils. Your days at the office whether at home or in a public space is all about balance and productivity. So, clear your space, organize your thoughts and remember to take a break every now and again throughout your day. As always…Self-Care. Self-Care. Self-Care.
Quality & Experience
All our Artisan Aromatics essential oils, aromatherapy blends and oil products are therapeutic quality. Using our 20+ years of experience, we’ve gathered the finest quality oils from around the world. To ensure that our oils are as fresh and potent as possible, our oils are bottled by hand here in the USA only after we receive each order. IMPORTANT: All issues that pertain to your physical or mental health should be discussed with and supervised by a licensed health care professional. Keep all essential oils away from and out of reach of children. We recommend you consult a trained aromatherapist before using essential oils with children under 16 years of age. Always follow the general safety guidelines for using essential oils. Disclaimer: Information provided in this description is for educational purposes only. It is not intended to be used in/for the treatment, cure, mitigation or diagnosis of any mental or physical disease or illness or as a substitute for consulting with a physician or other appropriately trained and licensed health care professional. Artisan Aromatics is not responsible for any adverse effects resulting from the improper use of any suggestions, products, preparations, or procedures mentioned or from attempts to follow historical reports of a plant’s uses. Please note that essential oils do not necessarily have the same properties as other types of herbal preparations of the same plant and since essential oils are the most highly concentrated type of preparation made from plants, they can have toxicity issues not arising from use of other types of herbal preparations of a given plant.
Ivan G Prim is the founder and owner/manager of Artisan Aromatics. While working as a computer consultant to medical practices way back in the ‘80s, Ivan got interested in essential oils when his wife, Dr. Joie Power, was doing medical research on lavender essential oil and seizures and studying the use of essential oils in clinical settings.