Stressed out at work? Have you lost focus on writing your proposal? Or does your work performance make you sink into a midday slump?
A quick fix for many office workers is a trip to the staff room for a caffeine fix. For others, it’s a prescription pill that helps boost energy. Or maybe you’re one of those dying smokers who heads outside to puff a couple.
Chemical stimulants that help manage our stress, lift our mood or focus our thoughts have been around for centuries. The problem is that they are a temporary solution and unhealthy at best.
There are healthier ways to manage your moods at work, such as the health benefits of Aromatherapy, which uses natural essential oils for mood management.
Essential oils are distilled from the bark, flowers, or leaves of a plant and can provide physical and psychological benefits. They are more than just a great addition to a relaxing massage or bath. Using essential oils can improve mood, reduce stress, prevent disease and reduce pain.
Besides lighting an aromatherapy candle or plugging an aroma diffuser into the wall, inhaling essential oils is a luxury left to be enjoyed at home or in the spa. The demand for fragrance-free environments has curbed the use of scented aromas in the office atmosphere to boost the mood.
However, now there is an alternative. Aromatherapy goes portable. A new personal inhaler has recently hit the market that eliminates the need to spread aromas into the air or handle volatile oils. This new development gives aromatherapy a whole new level of access for individuals who recognize its health benefits.
Aromapod is a small, credit card-sized inhaler that delivers the health benefits of Aromatherapy through an innovative inhaler small enough to fit in your pocket or purse. The essential oils are infused into the 100% cotton wafer, which is located inside the aromapod, so there are no liquids involved. They are unobtrusive, unobtrusive and easy to use.
Slide the aromapod open, take 3-5 deep breaths and close.
“There’s a huge market for this innovation,” says Linda Ryan, a 56-year-old business executive who uses aromatherapy daily to help manage her mood. “With the Aromapod, I can enjoy essential oils without having to deal with complaints about aromas breaking down.”
Considered an alternative healing technique only 30 years ago, aromatherapy is rapidly gaining acceptance as research reveals the healing power of essential oils and their benefits for health and well-being. Aromatherapy is going through a huge growth phase, with more and more companies adding essential oils to their product lines, including makeup, skin creams, hair products, and even cleaning products. Because essential oils are natural, they are considered a wise alternative to synthetic chemicals.
“Aromatherapy is about as green as you can get,” claims Ryan. “It’s nature’s own healing balm.”
Billed as an alternative to chemical stimulants, aromapod inhalers last about 1-2 months on average. SOS Lab, which developed the product, has six common mood states to choose from: Awake, Calm, Harmony, Focus, Energize and Sensual. Several other blends will become available, including aromapods for anxiety, jet lag, PMS and headache relief.