Unlike many other
approaches to aromatherapy stress relief, essential oils can be used
in the office (by inhalation), to help relieve work-related stress
at its source.
Many types of aromatherapy diffuser are
but make sure that they are suitable for use in an office
A novel aromatherapy diffuser, designed specifically for use in the workplace is
the Aroma Stress Buster™. This
innovative aromatherapy diffuser is small and compact,computer monitor (and so doesn’t take up desk space or require an electric socket)
and releases aroma only into your personal space which aids work related stress. Easily personalised to suit your own taste, its
range of colours and messages make it an attractive addition to your
working environment for a natural holistic approach to stress in the
workplace. Because its detachable, it can even be used on your laptop!
To see a useful table of essential oils profiles showing their uses and effects
Oil profiles click here
Learn to relax using natural stress relief
Everyday stress is one of the main causes of ill health in our society
and working life today. Learn to relax using natural therapies, such as
which can help to relieve mental and physical exhaustion, aiding rejuvenation and well being. In the workplace, air-conditioning,
VDUs, and mental, physical or environmental stress can all undermine good health. Lavender oil,
chamomile, rosemary, eucalyptus, sandalwood, geranium, bergamot, tea tree and all citrus essential oils are just a few that are extremely useful in our modern working environment.
A word of caution...
The essential oils supplied with
Aroma4U's products are
100% pure and natural, but even natural products can have side effects if not used properly, and some degree
of care is needed when handling them. Pure undiluted
essential oils should not (in
general) be used directly on the skin. Do not take essential oils internally. Essential oils should be kept away from children, pets
and the eyes. Essential oils are also very volatile and, therefore flammable - keep them away from naked flames. Aromatherapy products
are never to be used in place of medical treatment. If you are pregnant, epileptic, suffering from high blood pressure or already
taking medication consult your medical practitioner or a qualified aromatherapist.
In many cases stress-related illnesses are caused by our
working conditions, which most of us cannot control. However,
employers are now legally required to take action to minimise
3. If you are currently experiencing or are managing someone who feels they are experiencing ill health as a
result of excess pressure at work, here is a website offering advice:
What the Law says
In 2002 the Court of Appeal found that employers are not liable for causing stress but may be liable for ill health caused by work related stress.
For more information on the safety of essential oils, visit:
- The Aromatherapy Trade Council.
- Worwood VA.The Fragrant Mind. London: Bantam Books, 1997.