Can Scents Improve Productivity in the Workplace?

November 04, 2019

Can Scents Improve Productivity in the Workplace?

In Tokyo, Japan, there are companies that introduce different scents throughout the day. A lemony citrus scent is used in the morning helping to kick start and revitalise emotions. To reduce stress a rose geranium floral fragrance is introduced at midday. In most offices across the county, a coffee break of an afternoon is the best way to perk up for the tasks ahead. Cypress and woods are the aromas of choice in this Tokyo workplace throughout the afternoon to improve cerebral activity and enhance concentration.

A lemony citrus scent is used in the morning helping to kick start and revitalise emotions.

Aromatherapy is not new to Japan, with a long history using incense for traditional rituals. The scent of peppermint essence is now part of the afternoon regimen used to invigorate and refresh the staff at the Tokyo Stock Exchange.

The scent of peppermint essence is now part of the afternoon regimen used to invigorate and refresh the staff at the Tokyo Stock Exchange.

If scents can be used to reduce stress within the workplace, it won’t be long till we see it infused through ducts and vents to enhance our working environments. Studies have found that certain smells can increase concentration, memory and cognitive function all to improve productivity.

 

To help you and your workplace, we’ve compiled a list of the more powerful essential oils that can help performance.

 

Problem-solving

Rosemary increases alertness and improves memory

Vetiver boosts concentration and helps with brain function

Basil can decrease memory loss and reduce stress levels

 

Boost performance

Lemon decreases mistakes and awakens the senses

Jasmine improves moods and re-energises the body

Citrus improves alertness and decreases response time

 

Heighten attention

Cinnamon increases performance and improves memory

Peppermint enhances accuracy and concentration

Ginger defends against fatigue and pain

 

Recharge the mind

Lemongrass eases anxiety and relieves stress

Lavender improves concentration and revives the brain

Pine elevates moods and increases focus

Cypress and woods are the aroma of choice in this Tokyo workplace throughout the afternoon to improve cerebral activity and enhance concentration.

If you’re looking at a unique way to increase productivity in your workplace, you should take a look at scent marketing. With decades of experience creating scent for function, contact the team at Aromatic Ingredients today we’re happy to answer any scent-related questions you have.


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