Simple Air Freshening Solutions at Work
Winter is a great time of year to open the windows and let the fresh air in – you can smell the crispness in the air. There is a scientific reason to freshen the air too: air quality in the office affects productivity. But besides opening all the windows, here are a few simple ways to freshen the air at work.
If you have a garbage disposal in your office kitchen, toss half a lemon in and give it a whirl. It will get rid of any odor lurking in the sink and unleash that fresh, citrus scent.
If you can handle the responsibility of watering plants, try growing some herbs or small indoor plants on your windowsill. This will not only liven up your office space visually, but the herbs also add a lovely aroma and all plants help clean the air.
Choose a cleansing essential oil, like lavender, tea tree, eucalyptus, lemon or tea tree. Essential oils can be applied to the crown of your head, behind the ears, to your neck, and to your temples. You can also try a diffuser (if your coworkers don’t mind). A diffuser works by creating fine airborne particles of essential oils and dispersing them into the air. For a more invigorating essential oil, try peppermint, rosemary, grapefruit or bergamot.
Air purifiers can trap airborne allergens, odors, and irritants that flow through the filters. There are a variety of air purifiers on the market, like those available from our Business Partners Acco and Fellowes. Not all machines are created equal; the type of filter, room capacity, and motor power are some of the most important features. So do your research and make sure you find one that will meet your air freshening needs.
Try some of these simple ideas and your fresh workplace air, will keep employees focused.