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10 Essential oils for working from home

Use these essential oils to stay focused and productive when you’re working from home!

Working from home is more popular than ever!

It’s convenient—but working from home does come with some challenges. You’ll need to be self-disciplined to stay productive, and avoid distractions that might not be present in an office. Essential oils can help with all of this!

Some of these issues are just as prevalent if you work in an office.

However, you might not want to use essential oils the same way around co-workers as you can when you’re working from home. For example, running a diffuser in your office might not be practical, since your colleagues may not want to smell the oils (and you might not be aware of each person’s safety needs). In that case, an inhaler would be a better option. No one will smell the essential oils but you! If you work in an office, just be conscientious of those around you.

That said, a lot of these suggestions will help you stay focused and productive wherever you work.

Let’s look at 10 essential oils for working from home! (Then we’ll share a few recipes!)


The essential oils and recipes in this post are tailored for home workers, but can be just as helpful for office workers.

10 Essential oils for working from home


balsam fir oil1. Balsam Fir Oil (Abies balsamea)

Like a brisk walk in the woods, balsam fir’s fresh, woodsy aroma creates a steady flow of energy through your body and mind. Use it to refresh your focus as you’re completing a project, or to feel inspired as you’re beginning a brand new one.

basil (sweet) oil2. Basil Sweet Oil (Ocimum basilicum ct Linalool)

Use a few drops of herbaceous, anise-like basil (sweet) essential oil to clear your head. It can help you overcome mental tension and settle into a peaceful, productive frame of mind.

cardamom oil3. Cardamom Oil (Elettaria cardamomum)

An excellent essential oil for motivation and mental focus, cardamom has a sweet, warm, spicy aroma with hints of camphor. Cardamom can also boost your confidence, so it’s a great choice if you’re giving a presentation.

cedarwood oil4. Cedarwood Oil (Juniperus virginiana)

One of the more grounding essential oils for working from home, cedarwood’s soft, woodsy scent can create stillness in a wandering mind. Combine it with the other oils in this list to bring steadiness and patience to your blends.

juniper berry oil5. Juniper Berry Oil (Juniperus communis)

Reach for juniper berry when boredom starts to set in during work! It shakes up stagnant energy, adding more enthusiasm to your projects. Its piney, fresh, sharp aroma also helps release emotional stress.

lime oil6. Lime Oil (Citrus aurantifolia)

Citrus essential oils are some of your strongest natural allies for boosting your mood! Lime oil’s bright, fruity scent helps you stay upbeat as the workday progresses.

orange sweet oil7. Orange Sweet Oil (Citrus sinensis)

Just like lime oil, orange (sweet) oil helps elevate your spirit! Its warm, sparkly scent banishes low energy and boredom, so you can stay positive and interested in your work.

peppermint oil8. Peppermint Oil (Mentha x piperita)

Peppermint oil’s refreshing presence sparks a lively sense of awareness! It sweeps away low energy. Peppermint sharpens the mind with its crisp, penetrating aroma, and its sweet notes can bring a smile to your face while you’re working from home.

ravintsara oil9. Ravintsara Oil (Cinnamomum camphora 1,8 cineole)

Ravintsara essential oil helps your mind cut through distractions and stay focused, giving you a fresh infusion of clear thinking when a project starts to feel slow-going or difficult. Its invigorating, refreshing scent may remind you of eucalyptus!

Rosemary ct Camphor Oil10. Rosemary ct Camphor Oil (Rosmarinus officinalis ct camphor)

One of the most famous essential oils for productivity, rosemary has been used since ancient times. Its fresh, herbal aroma can sharpen the mind, build strong concentration, and spark the motivation for achievement.

DIY Aromatherapy recipes for working from home

Try these simple yet effective DIY aromatherapy recipes to make the most out of your at-home office. Crafted by Aromatics International's in-house aromatherapists, these recipes contain the oils listed above, along with a few extras. Have fun blending!








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