Wednesday, June 20, 2012

Essential Oils of Citrus Family for Aromatherapy

Aromatherapy is used at home and in a clinical setting when you go for treatment. It makes sense to extend its use to the work environment. The working environment in this day and age is also very often at home!

If you work in an office environment, the results are different requirements at different times.

For mental alertness and concentration, try a mixture of 3 drops of basil (Ocimum basilicum), 3 drops of lemon (Citrus limon) and 2 drops of rosemary (Rosemarinus officinalis). This mixture can be very helpful if a meeting is to consider requiring people to be aware and have input. You could also switch the lemon with lemon grass (Cymbopogon citratus) or petitgrain (Citrus aurantium bitter orange petitgrain), both of which are very useful oils for mental fatigue and anxiety. Peppermint is also excellent, but it is strong enough, then no more than 2 drops to the mixture.

For the workplace in general, to promote a cheerful mood, you can not look beyond the essential oils from the citrus family. There are several:

--> Sweet orange (Citrus sinensis)

--> Bitter orange (Citrus aurantium var. Amara)

--> Lemon (Citrus limon)

--> Lime (Citrus aurantifolia)

--> Grapefruit (Citrus paradisi)

--> Mandarin (Citrus reticulata)

--> Tangerine (Citrus reticulata Blanco var. Mandarin)

--> Petitgrain (Citrus aurantium bitter orange petitgrain)

--> Bergamot (Citrus bergamia)

Select two citrus oils and use 3 drops of each. Add 2 drops of cypress (Cupressus sempervirens) and juniper (Juniperus communis) to complete the mixture.

On some occasions, for various reasons, staff can become stressed or anxious. This may be due to the volume of work, not sure how to proceed with a certain task, or even the feeling of personal space has been compromised.

Essential oils that are very useful to help with stress and anxiety are: frankincense (Boswellia carteri), lavender (Lavendula angustafolia), geranium (Pelargonium graveolens), bergamot, peppermint (Mentha piperita), basil, rosemary, wood Sandalwood (Santalum album and Santalum spicatum is) and sweet orange. There are many other oils to help in this regard.

There are several ways to administer essential oils in the office. A simple way is to use electric cookers. The oils are placed directly on the burner, the water is not necessary. Burners can not ignite because they do not warm enough, but they need regular cleaning.

In a conference room for a meeting, burners can be used if the room is quite small. Sometimes meeting rooms can be quite large, and if this is the case it would be better to have pre-prepared spray and sprayed the air before the meeting. Another option would be to have centerpieces on the table (such as flowers or herbs in glass or ceramic bowls) and have scented pads (cotton or absorbent) hidden in the arrangements.

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