How Scents in the Workplace Can Affect Productivity

Scented candles or essential oil diffusers for your work environment are a perfect idea to increase productivity. It’s amazing how our brain can essentially perk up when detecting a pleasant smell.

Homemade candles are rich in aromas that can be refreshing and stimulate our mood. There are scents that are attached to good memories tucked away till we bring them out to enjoy. If everyone’s not on board in the office to use candles or essential oil diffusers, then you can still enjoy the scents in your office by using cotton balls with your favorite scent. Need a boost in the afternoon, take a whiff.

How Does Aromatherapy Work with Your Brain

There is a part of the brain called the olfactory bulb, which is in the limbic system. This area is sometimes called the “emotional brain,” and is why smells can bring up good or uncomfortable memories. Our creative brain takes the moment we first smell a new scent and includes it with our memory of what we were doing at the time or where we were and who we were with. Therefore, our mood can be uplifted or more productive when we experience a certain smell. Scents have proven to be helpful to us in different ways. We don't have to understand it, but know it works.

You may be in an ideal workplace, but need some creativity. Scents of cinnamon or peppermint gently can bring creativity to you. There are amazing options for giving yourself a boost of energy. Some examples are lemon, eucalyptus, or rosemary. Companies are recognizing aromatherapy and using essential oils or candles scents that empower positive thinking and decrease mental tiredness.

Do They Have a Scent to Change an Uncomfortable Smell?

Nothing screams yuk like your co-worker’s smelly fish lunch. You have an option to bring that smell under control by lighting candles around the office. This is a way to tactfully take control of the atmosphere close to you.

Is Your Office Stress is More Than You Like it to Be

There are amazing candles, or essential oil diffusers to help bring the stress level down in the office. Consider a favorite, lavender, which calms and controls emotional stress and relief. Jasmine promotes a calming effect and it provides a boost of optimism and energy. With many selections to consider, you may find a new favorite.

The Lemon scent appeals to your concentration with a calming and clarifying benefit. Lemon provides uplifting moods and contains antiviral and antibacterial properties. It can give you a boost to your body’s immune system, which in return helps you stay on track in the office.

Aromatherapy provides an alternative for the office environment. Consider trying a variety of scents to see which one works for you.