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One of the questions I get asked most about essential oils is “What do I do with them?”. Well, one thing you can do with essential oils is to bring them to work. Incorporating essential oils into your work life is easier than you think! Below I give you examples of how to use essential oils in different work and professional settings.
I ran my own home daycare for 6 years for children 6 weeks to usually 4 years old. I changed many, many diapers and let me tell you, by mid-day we had a smell hovering that closely resembled a barn yard. I was always very conscious about candles as they are a safety hazard for little ones. Not only could someone get burned, but the chemicals that get burned off are not good to breathe in. I also steered clear of sprayable room fresheners for the same reason. I didn’t want little ones to breathe in all of those chemicals and I didn’t want to get a headache from them. Enter in the diffuser! I ran the diffuser daily for multiple reasons. One, it helped purify the air of the stinky diaper odor. Two, the oils helped keep the kids peaceful and happy especially on those mornings when drop off wasn’t always the smoothest. During nap time the diffuser was used to help lull the little ones into a restful slumber! 3. I didn’t forget about myself, a little Stress Away on the wrists can go a long way on those not so easy daycare days!
Diffuser suggestions – Purification, Lavender, Peace & Calming, Thieves and Citrus Fresh, Lemon, Stress Away.
2. House Cleaning Businesses
Are you a professional house cleaner? Ever consider going toxin free? With the Thieves Household Cleaning line, you can tackle even the toughest jobs with one safe cleaner and a few essential oils. With the plant-based movement on the rise and consumers becoming more conscious of what they are using in their homes, this is the perfect time to start offering a safer way to clean and sanitize your customers homes!
Suggestions – Thieves Household Cleaner with drops of Citrus Fresh, Purification, Lemon, and/or Thieves.
Being a teacher is stressful. Being a student is also stressful. Need to help kids focus during a test or calm some of that test anxiety? Need to help curb some of that cabin fever during winter? Help control the setting and mood of your classroom by running a diffuser. It’s so simple, so safe, and so effective in creating a wonderful inviting learning environment for everyone. You can also help with immunity by diffusing Thieves and keeping the Thieves Waterless Hand Purifier on your desk at all times!
Diffuser suggestions – Lavender, Stress Away, Peace & Calming, Frankincense, Peppermint, Lemon, Valor, Thieves.
4. Social workers/Psychologists
It’s not easy walking into an office to talk about your life. There are feelings of fear, anxiety, loss, grief, anger and many more. Using essential oils in the office can help create a comforting environment for patients who have a hard time opening up and could use some extra emotional support.
Diffuser suggestions – Lavender, Stress Away, Peace & Calming, Valor.
5. Real Estate
This might be one of my favorite ways to incorporate essential oils into your professional life! I picture a gift basket full of the Thieves Household Cleaning line on a counter for your new home buyer as a gift. I think this would be a great way to say thank you and provide a toxin free cleaning option for a new home! I also picture diffusers running during open houses and viewings to help set the tone, purify the air, and get that house sold!
Diffuser suggestions – Purification, Thieves, Citrus Fresh, Lemon, Lavender, Valor.
6. Office/Desk Job
Whatever the profession, sitting at a desk all day can be taxing. Not only that, but meetings and deadlines are stressful! You can run a diffuser in your office to help ease the stress, keep you focusing, and keep your motivation going all day long. A diffuser in a meeting can keep everyone alert, and on their toes, to make that time productive.
Diffuser suggestions – Stress Away, Peace & Calming, Valor, Peppermint, Lemon, Rosemary, Citrus Fresh.
7. Creative Jobs/Arts
Need some motivation and inspiration. Yep, you guessed it. Essential oils and diffusers are the answer yet again! I’ve definitely reached for the oils in times of needing to be creative but not quite feeling it.
Diffuser suggestions – Peppermint, Valor, Rosemary, Frankincense.
8. Hair Salons
Not only can running a diffuser help control the fumes that come along with owning a hair salon, but essential oils can be used to help with a variety of hair ailments. We’re talking everything from thinning to dandruff! Your customers will love having an all-natural, personalized option for their hair treatment. Think masks, rinses, treatments!
Suggestions – Lavender, Peppermint, Tea Tree, Cedarwood, Rosemary.
While this is a short list of occupations where essential oils would be a great addition, it is a good starting to point to get an idea of how and why to incorporate them. If you are interested in essential oils for your workplace, a Premium Starter Kit from Young Living is a great place to start. It offers 12 amazing oils, a diffuser, and a variety of samples and literature. This starter kit is a great way to start your collection of oils but for a fraction of the cost! For more information visit me at https://www.myyl.com/domesticatedoils. My Young Living ID# is 15022244.
Please note that while most of the suggested oils are in the Premium Starter Kit, there are a few that are not. However, these oils are available through Young Living.
It excites me to think of the many beautiful ways essential oils can be incorporated into our daily lives, including in the workplace where we probably need them the most!