Do you know aromatherapy?
Aromatherapy is a natural medicine that uses aromatic extracts from plants, also called essences and essential oils for their therapeutic properties (antibacterial, antiseptic, digestive, etc.). Its objective is to harmonize physical and mental health. These essential oils have a positive effect on our psyche and our unconscious thanks to the aromatic aromas they give off. There are different application modes:
In diffusion: 4 to 5 drops of essential oil in an electric diffuser, approximately ½ hour (for an adult and a room of 20 m2).
By inhalation: 1 drop in a handkerchief, or the palm of each wrist, you can also inhale the essential oil from the bottle directly.
Dermal: on the skin, a dilution in vegetable oil is expected (25%: 8 drops of vegetable oil for 1 drop of essential oil).
Internally: in a neutral tablet, in a little honey or directly on/under the tongue depending on the essential oil.
Learn how to carefully compare essential oils. Try to buy essential oils from stores where they work sustainably and sustainably. There are some companies dedicated to the sale of essential oils and aromatherapy products that work responsibly and have reforestation programs with which they contribute to the environment.
How to use essential oils if we work in the office?
1. A relaxation benefit
The world of work is often a source of stress. We constantly want to take on new challenges, to be at the top, at least, that’s what we say … We are putting pressure on ourselves. Anxiety, fatigue, disturbed sleep, tense relationships between colleagues. Let’s try to return to calm and prevention, let’s think about essential oils. Far from solving all problems, it will at least help to relax the atmosphere and thus improve the working atmosphere.
For a calm and peaceful environment, choose to spread the essential oil of Palo Santo, orange or tangerine.
In some countries, such as Japan, where work and career success are paramount, companies use diffusers concealed in the walls of entrance hallways. They distribute Palo Santo or Orange essential oil in the morning when employees arrive, to help relax their brains while increasing their level of attention and concentration. At the end of the day, the essential oil diffusion is done again, to finish the workday calmly, reducing the level of cerebral attention of the employee. Avoid thinking too much about your job when you get home.
Palo Santo essential oil has great healing and therapeutic properties… It has a pleasant citrus aroma with a slight mint odor that helps recharge the body’s energies, alleviate flu,
cough, and allergy symptoms, and also reduces levels of stress and fatigue. All these benefits are thanks to the large amount of limonene that this oil has. Limonene is considered a strong antibacterial, antiseptic, antifungal, anti-inflammatory agent, etc.
2. A benefit of sanitation
Offices are very temporary places, people who are there sometimes have health problems; bacteria, microbes of all kinds develop, causing the appearance of viruses.
To cleanse the atmosphere, think of Palo Santo essential oil, lavender, lemon, scots pine. Are the symptoms already installed? Cough, sneezing, headache?
Headaches will be relieved with a few drops of Palo Santo essential oil or mint massaged at the temples.
To calm the throat, a few drops of eucalyptus essential oil and Ravintsara on a handkerchief.
Repeated sneezing, a drop of Palo Santo essential oil to breathe, the result is radical and surprising!
Danièle FESTY, in her book “My bible of essential oils”, quotes a study carried out at the Sarlat University Hospital in the service of Dr. Blanchard: “The regular distribution of Ravintsara has reduced the number of lung infections contracted in the hospital. Oils They disinfect surfaces (floors, tables, beds) and hospital air, reducing the risk of nosocomial diseases trapped in place … “In fact, microbes cannot become resistant to essential oils whose composition is extremely complex.”
3. A benefit of “deodorization”
Embarrassing smells, perfume too strong, professional facilities deserve our full attention to find a certain freshness!
To create a harmoniously scented workplace, spread peppermint, sage, lavender essential oil. Linked to emotions, pleasant smells provide great well-being. If you want a more exotic smell Nag champa could be a thing for you. With a heavy earthy aroma, it’s perfect for relaxing. It also comes in the form of incense sticks. You can check out this guide from Zamnesia if you want to know more. It is up to you to choose among the many aromas, the ones that will speak to you the most at this time.
4. A productivity benefit
Have many meetings marked your day and that of your employees, feel physical and mental fatigue, and still have the last brainstorm?
Lemon essential oil promotes concentration and mental clarity. Peppermint is great for brainstorming, it’s a good general stimulant.
Finally, Petit Grain Bigarade / Bigaradier essential oil should be used in case of tiredness, mental fatigue.
Install essential oil diffusers in specific offices (a room reserved for relaxation) or offer your employees a workshop to discover aromatherapy. Here are two solutions, real sources of well-being at work. Run, smell, start!
Did you know
The aromatic use of plants is very old, the Egyptians already used it in 4000 BC, especially for the embalming of the dead. But the term was coined in 1935 by the Lyon chemical perfumer René-Maurice Gattefossé, it comes from the Greek aroma that means “aroma” and “care” of therapeutics. After a hand injury caused by an explosion in his laboratory, he discovered the healing and antiseptic power of essential oils.
To protect the scents and therapeutic properties of your essential oils, stay in amber or cobalt blue bottles. Unlike clear glass, dark glass prevents oxidation from sunlight. It is for this reason that the beer is kept in amber bottles. Essential oils should be stored in a cool, dark place. For more information on the essential oil of Palo Santo visit EcuadorianHands.
Some essential oils can cause burns, are toxic or photosensitizing. Some are prohibited for pregnant or lactating women, children under 6 years of age, and people with asthma, epilepsy, or allergies. If in doubt, consult your aromatherapist, naturopath, or pharmacist. Feel free to test the crease of one of your elbows for any application to the skin.