There are countless studies into exactly how aromatherapy benefits us in the various aspects of our lives. One area that can be positively impacted by the application of essential oils is the workplace. The way a place of business smells can definitely effect how the customers, employers, workers feel while they are there. The first impression of any building, whether your home or business, comes through the nose and this fact could have ramifications on the success or failure of any given place.
Many dentists, doctor’s offices and other places with harsh scents are utilizing aromatherapy to make their clients visit to the waiting room more pleasurable. Some essential oils have been created for these types of businesses specifically to relax the prospective patients. Selecting specific fragrances, for any particular business, is definitely a personal choice although some of the research might be beneficial when making the decision.
When you've decided which scent to use there are several methods to introduce it to the workplace. Aromatherapy diffusers are great, because they can be purchased with built-in timers that go off at intervals during the day. Some doctor’s offices have started giving small squares of cotton with a drop or two of essential oil on them to patients just before they go in to see the doctor. This is a very concentrated method of dispersing scent. An office can use specific cleaning products designed with scents as well, such as carpet cleaners and furniture polish.
Some other areas that might benefit from essential oils are schools and perhaps even prisons. Some oils have been found to increase productivity and sense of well-being in the people exposed to the scent. This type of therapy would be a wonderful addition to any environment where behavior is an issue.
Some of the most commonly recommended scents for places of business includes vanilla, cinnamon, orange, lavender, lemon. These lovely calming fragrances are very familiar and most people enjoy them. Many of the more exotic essential oils are far less well-known, and can be a little bit of an acquired taste.
So next time you enter your place of business take a deep breath and find out what your clients and workers smell. How does the scent make you feel, and what impression does it give immediately? You might decide to use essential oils to make your workplace more pleasurable and inviting.