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.
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.
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.
Rosemary increases alertness and improves memory
Vetiver boosts concentration and helps with brain function
Basil can decrease memory loss and reduce stress levels
Lemon decreases mistakes and awakens the senses
Jasmine improves moods and re-energises the body
Citrus improves alertness and decreases response time
Cinnamon increases performance and improves memory
Peppermint enhances accuracy and concentration
Ginger defends against fatigue and pain
Lemongrass eases anxiety and relieves stress
Lavender improves concentration and revives the brain
Pine elevates moods and increases focus
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.