Essential Oils for the Workplace and Why You Need Them (Part 4)

April 27, 2018 0 Comments

Essential Oils for the Workplace and Why You Need Them (Part 4)

On our previous blogs of the Essential Oils for the Workplace series, we've tackled how to combat emotional aspects of workplace fatigue, getting happier and more productive employees, and preventing the spread of flu in the office using essential oils. If you're not yet convinced that 100% organic pure essential oils are well worth your hard-earned money, then read on because we're going to share remedies for physical symptoms of workplace fatigue. We're also sharing essential oil recipes that will surely keep you looking your best! 
HoPE Essential Oils for Headache
Headaches 
Does stress cause you constant headaches or tiredness triggers them? Either way, a lot of people tend to reach in to their medicine cabinets and pop pain relievers. Pain relievers offer relief for occasional headaches. But if you take them more than a couple of days a week, they may trigger rebound headaches. The worst part is they may cause damage to your liver and kidneys. A bottle of essential oils may seem more expensive than a tablet of pain reliever, but they offer safe, fast, and long-lasting relief from headaches. Plus, a drop of essential oil goes a long way.
  
Top essential oils for headaches: 
For diffuser: Add 5 drops of lavender oil and 5 drops of peppermint oil for every 500 ml of water 
For direct inhalation: We recommend keeping a small bottle of the following oils, open them up and sniff whenever needed. 
  • Rosemary for headaches triggered by stress 
  • Peppermint for tension headaches 
  • Lavender for migraine and tension headaches. It also has a calming effect, so it is great for stress-related headaches too 
  • Eucalyptus for headaches caused by sinus congestion. 
For topical application: A drop of lavender oil can be used to massage the temples, forehead and back of the neck. Other oils are too strong for this, so you must dilute them in carrier oils such as rosehipargan, almond, and coconut oil. Remember to use 5 drops of essential oil every 5 ml of carrier oil. You may keep your diluted oils in a roller bottle for easier application.
HoPE Essential Oils for Body Pain
Body Aches and Pains  
Sitting, standing or staying in the same position for a prolonged period causes pain in the back, neck, shoulders and legs. Body aches and sore muscles can also be caused by rough exercises. Even if all these aches and pains resulted from your hard work, you must take care of your body to make sure that you're always on top of your game.  

Top Essential Oils for aches and pains: 
  • Lavender oil is one of the most popular essential oils for pain relief.  It is antimicrobial, pain relieving and relaxing in nature. You may use lavender oil in your warm bath, diffuser or directly massage to your skin. 
  • Rosemary is a very effective remedy for joint and muscle ache and pain. Simply add 8 drops of rosemary and 4 drops of lavender oil to your diffuser to loosen up sore muscles. For direct application, dilute the mixture in 15ml of carrier oil
  • Peppermint essential oil is known to help relax and ease tension in the lower back. Mix this with your favorite carrier oil and massage to your lower back to ease the pain. 
HoPE DIY Insect Repellent
Insect Repellents 
There's probably no place where you can’t be bothered by creepy crawlies. This is also true in the office. That little space under your desk may be a favorite hangout of mosquitos and other bugs. If you want to stop insects from bugging you when you are at work, then one thing that you can do about this is make your very own insect repellent!  

In a glass spray bottle, mix together 50ml of Argan oil and 7 drops each of organic lemongrass oilrosemary oilcedarwood oil and peppermint oil.  Mist it around the room or even spray it on your clothing. Make sure to reapply this every four hours or so to keep the mixture working. 
HoPE Blemish Be Gone Kit
Now that you know how to relieve headaches, muscle and body pains, and keep insects from bugging you in the office, it's time to learn how to look your best!  
It's not uncommon to have pimples and acne because of stress and anxiety. And though, you've learned how to get rid of stress using essential oils, there are still marks and blemishes that we need to remove. For a clearer, blemish-free, and healthy-looking skin, carefully add 6 drops of tea tree oil, 8 drops of lavender oil, and 2 drops of peppermint oil to 50ml argan oil. In the morning, apply it to your face followed by your moisturizer and sunscreen. You can apply a generous amount in your face at night. 

For spot treatment of cold sores, small cuts and wounds and fungal infections, 15 drops of tea tree oil, 80 drops of lavender oil, and 5 drops of peppermint oil to 4ml argan oil. Just apply this mixture sparingly to problem spots. 
We would love to hear from you! Drop us a line if you have questions about using essential oils in the workplace or for any practical uses.  




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