6 Natural Mood Enhancers That Will Boost Your Productivity

Essential oils are natural mood enhancers. Your sense of smell is the strongest of the senses and is able to improve your mood and energy levels. By diffusing these essential oils, you stimulate your sense of smell that connects to the areas of the brain that processes emotion and learning. 

There may be days when your productivity level is low. This can be caused by many factors. Maybe you aren’t getting enough sleep, you’re in a bad mood, or your health isn’t at its greatest. Essential oils can give you the energy boost you need to step up your productivity.

 
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Oils to produce productivity at work

1. Lemon 

This refreshing scent is great for increasing concentration and alertness. It helps to increase energy and promotes mental clarity.

Diffuse this oil at the office to help you stay focused and on task. It will also calm you and decrease anxiety. If you have a deadline to meet at work, use it in aromatherapy to keep your mind alert and ready to finish your tasks. It’s great for improving your mood, so you can work without stress.

You can also apply this to your skin using a carrier oil. Never apply pure oil to your skin. 

2. Lavender 

Stress and tension can affect how productive you are. Use Lavender oil with it’s calming properties to help relieve your stress. If you get a headache caused by stress, try inhaling the lavender scent and massaging your temples with the oil. 

Use this oil at your workplace on a daily basis to combat all the stressful situations that come your way. Everyday stresses at work can produce headaches, tension, anxiety, and low energy.

There’s plenty of research that says that lavender oil has positive effects on your mood, stress, and depression. 

Diffuse lavender oil either during the day or in the evening to relax you and help your emotions recharge.

Getting good sleep can also help with productivity at work, so you can spritz some lavender oil on your pillow and sheets before drifting off to sleep.

3. Jasmine. 

Jasmine essential oil has an appealing aroma. This oil stimulates the release of serotonin which gives you the uplifted mood and a boost of energy. 

Jasmine is also used to calm the nerves. Inhale the aroma for a relaxing effect. Jasmine oil can be used to relieve depression and uplift your mood. Use this oil in aromatherapy to produce feelings of confidence and optimism. 

You can use Jasmine oil in a diffuser, or inhaling it directly from the bottle. You can also rub it into your palms and breathe in the energizing scent.

You can also mix a few drops with a carrier oil like coconut oil and massage it into your skin. 

4. Rosemary 

Diffusing rosemary oil in your office can improve concentration and memory. It’s a great way to start off your week. It’s an excellent brain and nerve tonic. It stimulates memory and is a good remedy for mental fatigue. It also causes relaxation when used in aromatherapy. 

Rosemary oil may also reduce your stress levels. It may reduce levels of cortisol which can suppress your immune system and cause mood swings. 

You can simply inhale rosemary oil or apply a few drops diluted in a carrier oil to your skin.

5. Cinnamon 

The aroma of cinnamon oil diffused at work and at home is refreshing and warming. It relaxes you and has a soothing effect. It has the ability to reduce nervous tension and helps with memory. 

Cinnamon oil used in aromatherapy has several benefits. It fights depression and exhaustion, fights mental fatigue and improves concentration and focus. 

If you want to increase alertness and have your office carry the scent of cinnamon, use this oil with a diffuser or add a few drops to dried flowers and freshen up your room.

6. Peppermint

Peppermint oil helps you be more alert and improves mental awareness. It also helps with mental clarity and memory by stimulating the Hippocampus area of the brain.

This oil helps with relieving exhaustion, stress, depression, and anxiety.

Diffuse this natural mood enhancer in your office and to improve your mood and alertness. If you are in a meeting with other work colleagues, you can diffuse some oil in the room or put a few drops in a bowl of hot water to promote clarity of thinking and attentiveness. This will help reduce daytime sleepiness.


Everyone needs a boost in productivity. Try these 6 natural mood enhancers at work, in your meetings, before stressful situations at work, or going to seminars. They will help you concentrate more and help to relieve stress and anxiety. Whether you use aromatherapy to unwind after a long day at work or to uplift your mood every morning before work and during the day, essential oils can enhance your mind and body. 

Have you tried these mood enhancers at your workplace? Which ones are your favorite?

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Mary Sabo