13 Scents That Enhance Your Mood and Improve Work Environment
I think you'll agree with me when I say:
I feel moody and tired on my way traveling to the office, and by the time i step in, I feel like doing everything else except my work that I'm supposed to do!
Wa sian, I feel even more lethargic and distracted with the mix of cigarette, microwaved food smells roaming in the office..
Especially at work, to focus & trudge through dis-empowering emotions and distracting smells, is pretty hard work.
Don't worry lady, we've compiled a list of 13 Scents To Enhance Your Mood and Increase Work Productivity, just for you!
You might be scratching your head, how has aromatherapy got to do with improving my mood & boosting my productivity at home or at work?
It has everything to do with it!
Our sense of smell, is the most powerful and emotional, of our 5 senses.
It is believed to affect 75% of our daily emotions due to the close connection between the olfactory gland, which registers smell, and the limbic system, that governs emotion and memories.
Without further ado, here are the 13 scents that you can use to boost your mood and productivity at work!
Scent: Distinctively clean, sharp and citrus.
How it benefits the office: This is a scent that promotes concentration and has calming and clarifying properties that are helpful when you're feeling angry, anxious or run down.
It also helps increase concentration and the ability to memorize.
Research has shown that the aroma of lemon is relaxing to brain waves, which improves concentration. It was the most effective essential oil tested in reducing computer errors; those working in a lemon-scented room made less than half the mistakes of those working in unscented rooms.
Great for moments where you need to stay focused for long periods of time.
If you want to have an Aroma like this but don’t have the time to get an Air Diffuser, try a bottle of PromistAir Focus Aroma Mister.
Scent: Sweet, Floral, and herbal with balsamic undertones.
How it benefits the office: This scent has calming properties that help control emotional stress, that often happens during work.
Lavender has a soothing effect on nerves and can relieve nervous tension as well as treat headaches and migraines. Say goodbye to Panadol!
You can release the scent of lavender when your boss is on your neck for the incoming project deadline, to soothe the nervous tension in the office.
Scent: Distinctively rich, warm floral fragrance that is sweetly exotic, with a fruity-tea undertone.
How it benefits the office: Like Lavender, Jasmine is also used to calm nerves, this scent is commonly used as an anti-depressant because of its uplifting capabilities that produce a feeling of confidence, optimism and revitalized energy.
Make sure you get a whiff of this before an important pitch to calm your nerves and clinch the deal! Huat ah!
Scent: Woody and sharp.
How it benefits the office: This is the perfect Monday morning blues pick-me-up.
In addition to improving memory retention, rosemary has stimulating properties that fight physical exhaustion, headaches and mental fatigue.
It's very good to use in the mornings when one needs a bit of help getting going.
Remember to use this whenever you feel lethargic and sian ah!
Scent: Powerful, minty-fresh, camphoraceous and cool fragrance.
How it benefits the office: Peppermint helps to clear your mind.
The scent is known for boosting attentiveness. An energy booster, this scent invigorates the mind, promotes concentration and stimulates clear thinking.
Do try peppermint when brainstorming with your colleagues, confirm got a lot of cool and good ideas!
Scent: Lemon/herbal, grassy, and slightly bitter.
How it benefits the office: The fresh, lemony aroma of lemongrass will invigorate your senses and open up your mind.
Especially after the lunch break, your officemates might feel the food coma coming in.
This scent will help you guys feel more awake with it's energetic qualities.
If your workspace has an issue with fruit flies or mosquito, lemongrass can also act as a natural insect repellent! Good right?
Scent: Bitter, Green and Woody
How it benefits the office: The rejuvenating grapefruit can help to fight mental exhaustion and invigorate your senses.
Kick your own butts with this energetic and motivating woody scent when massive work needs to be done.
Scent: Bright, with a herbaceous-rose-citrus combination.
How it benefits the office: The geranium oil is well known as a balancing oil.
It means to calm you down and use it to relieve the stress from your workload, and feel more relaxed with this relaxing scent.
You can use it before or after you begin your work, you deserve it!
If you want to have an Aroma in your office like this but don’t have the time to get an Air Diffuser, try a bottle of PromistAir Bliss Aroma Mister.
Scent: Light and Sweet
How it benefits the office: This fresh, limey aroma will stimulate your senses, and promote your emotional balance.
This is an instant energizer for you and your officemates. Be more zestful and happy with this bright scent. Happy working!
Scent: Intense, the fragrance is sweet and floral.
How it benefits the office: Boost your confidence before an important presentation and feel inspired with this wonderful scent!
The aroma keeps you charged and motivated while you do your productive work.
Scent: Perky, lively, and distinctively orange scent.
How it benefits the office: The fresh aroma of the Mandarin will help in muscular spasm like headaches and improve blood circulation where you'll feel more energized.
Calm the nerves during peak periods. Your colleagues can also feel less work anxiety with this scent around!
Scent: Warm, woodsy and sweet.
How it benefits the office: As Cedarwood is a sedative, it has the power to relieve tension and stress in the workplace.
With it's soothing and calming effect on the mind, it also helps to evoke feelings of wellness.
This is suitable for break times where you can truly relax, just for that few minutes and recharge.
13. Roman Chamomile
Scent: Relaxing, sweet and apple like.
How it benefits the office: This is actually a scent you should use during the evening before you leave your workplace.
Chamomile possesses anti-anxiety properties and can be used to treat stress and insomnia.
When you’re having a stressful night, give this baby a spray so you can de-stress and fall asleep sooner.
After all, the main ingredient for enhancing productivity comes from having a good night’s rest. So take the kind gesture of giving your team a chamomile gift bag to take home!
You can either get these effects through diffusing essential oils or using aroma misters!
When we use essential oils, we need to know which oils to use and have to invest in a pricey air diffuser. And you might worry about having enough space to install the air diffuser.
If you'd like a fuss-free and portable solution to improving your work environment, take a look at our natural, Made-in-Singapore Aroma Mist - PromistAir Air Spray.
These air mists have already expertly blended with these scents to help improve your stressful environment and guide you to your desired mood!
Also, they do not simply mask over the odors like some essential oil does, it has been infused with anti-bacterial properties to cleanse & deodorize the air around you!
Ranging from Focus, to Rejuvenation and Calm, simply choose the mood you'd like to have and give a spritz for a breath of clean and mood-changing air.