Why I Love Using Essential Oils In the Workplace

With a large industrial communal office space, it can be difficult to make it feel especially cozy, warm and homey.

But as I come up on one year of working at Wit & Delight, the team and I have finally mastered the feel of relaxation paired with an underlying tone of energized motivation. The road to creating this special atmosphere took a turn for the best not long ago when we discovered Aura Cacia. Since the beginning of our essential oil journey with Aura Cacia, the Wit & Delight team has been experimenting and exploring with the 100% pure essential oils they’ve sent us and learning all about their many benefits. Through this exploration of aromas and the combinations we can create and diffuse in our work space, we have chosen a few favorites that we would like to share:

My favorite way to use:

Peppermint essential oil: To awaken the senses and give myself a refreshing boost, I reach for the peppermint roll-on oil and rub a few applications into the center of my hands and rub them together. Then, I cup my hands and inhale the aroma (while avoiding my eyes, of course). 

Lavender essential oil: To calm my mind, I apply the lavender roll-on in my cupped palms and inhale the scent.

Bergamot essential oil: When I hope to create an uplifting and positive environment, I diffuse 18 drops of bergamot oil in an essential oil diffuser. 

Lemon essential oil: First thing in the morning, I like to make an invigorating aroma and diffuse 18 drops of lemon oil in an essential oil diffuser.

Geranium essential oil: To promote tranquility and peace, I like to add 18 drops of geranium oil in an essential oil diffuser.

As a team here at Wit & Delight, we’ve signed up for the Daily+ by Noteworthy, which we hope you consider joining as well! Here you’ll find daily positive notes and ideas, essential oil recipes, and an amazing community of women that inspire one another through storytelling. I think signing up for these daily touchpoints has influenced everyone at W&D to live more consciously and consider aromatherapy as a part of their daily wellness routine. 

Stefani Ellenbecker

Stefani Ellenbecker is the Editorial Director at Wit & Delight. When she’s not feverishly editing or writing about style and interiors, she runs her bohemian shop Arden Trading Co. where she sells artisan-made home goods. She lives in Minneapolis with her fiancé Muhamed.

Share Your Thoughts

sandra H

March 12, 2019 - 6:56am

Most large work places are fragrance free.  There is no work around.

Brittany Y 864729791

June 28, 2018 - 9:29pm

I cannot survive without my essential oils. That is my favorite part of the day, sitting by my diffuser. They help with everything. And no additives or chemicals.

Sherrie D 1540849814

June 27, 2018 - 8:06pm

I use essential oils daily at my workplace.  It definitely helps with focus, concentration and creating an atmosphere of positive energy.  After reading about the oils today, I plan to purchase Bergamont to try.

J D 725839318

June 23, 2018 - 9:51am

I love the idea but when I was working in a large office with people who had severe allergies, we weren’t even allowed to wear perfume or use spray in the bathroom, etc., so I know that this would have created a real stink (pun intended).

Krista B

June 18, 2018 - 7:49pm

I have used the oils before and just love them, they are nice and fragrant.

Dana H 1597668166

May 19, 2018 - 11:05pm

I love these ideas. I have a stressful job and I’m needing something to help with that.  I’m going to try the peppermint for sure.

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