This article is inspired by my great friend and client, Alison from Declutr. She asked me for some suggestions on oils to use in her home office to aid concentration and creativity.
With so many people moving to a work from home situation, it’s the perfect time to talk about this.
There are so many essential oils to support focus and concentration, creativity and inspiration. These essential oils will help you turn your home office into a space that you enjoy being in and supports you to do your best work and feel great too!
I’m going to share 5 of them with you today…

5 essential oils for your home office


I chose Basil for it’s ability to aid concentration and clarity.

Basil helps to clear the mind and reduce mental fatigue.

It is very uplifting and enhances concentration, making it great for decision making, enhancing purpose and clarity of thought.

It’s also strengthening and tonifying for the nervous system. It is especially useful for helping to reduce anxiety, fear, confusion and feelings of weakness or vulnerability.

It is anti-fatigue and purifying to your mind and body.

It is also very protective when the immune system is low, there is nervous exhaustion or a big change is occurring in your life, giving a feeling of safety and trust.


I chose Cedarwood for it’s grounding, deeply calming and positive effects.

Cedarwood is warming, calming, soothing and harmonising. It helps to improve confidence and is strengthening, bringing a sense of self-empowerment and self-love. It allows focus and openness which enhances caring, endurance, balance and positivity.

It’s sedative action helps to reduce stress, depression and exhaustion, allowing the mind to relax emotional tension to be released and creativity to be accessed.

It is energising without being overly stimulating – the effect is smooth, deep and long lasting, making it very supportive to the adrenals and nervous system.

It also supports the immune system and is great to use if you’re feeling run down.


I always think of lemon as sunshine in a bottle!, an oil for happiness and fun!

It is refreshing and cleansing, uplifting and strengthening for the spirit.

It is energising for mind and body, reducing mental clutter and bringing your energy into the “now”!

It is great for clearing a fuzzy mind, increasing motivation, ambition and positive decision making.

It helps eliminate negative thoughts, depression, anxiety, apathy and stress, replacing it with optimism, laughter, stability, motivation and joy!

A very nurturing oil for promoting self-care and love. And allowing you to tap into your creativity.

It is also an immune stimulant and has cleansing and detoxifying properties.


Rosemary had to be on the list for it’s ability to enhance focus and memory.

Rosemary helps reduce mental fatigue, is stimulating for the brain, aids concentration and helps improve memory.

It brings clarity and awareness to the mind, reducing forgetfulness, confusion and indecision. 

It creates positive energy, giving emotional strength and stability.  This in turn reduces nervous fatigue, depression and stress.

It I also helps to strengthen the whole body especially when tired, run down and exhausted.

Interestingly, especially at this time, all these oils are supportive to the immune system.

I’ve also designed 5 Diffuser Blends you might like to try…

  • 3 drops Lemon + 3 drops Lime
  • 4 drops Lime +  2 drops Cedarwood
  • 4 drops Lime + 1 drop Basil
  • 3 drops Lemon + 1 drop Rosemary + 1 drop Basil
  • 3 drops Lemon + 2 drops Cedarwood + 1 drop Basil
Experiment with your own blends. Tune into your intuition and choose the oils that you are most attracted to, If you feel like one that isn’t on this list maybe use that along with one of those that is on the list.
Do you have a favourite diffuser blend for your home office? 
Let me know in the comments below.
In health and happiness, Dee xxx

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