We’ve all felt work-related stress or anxiety at some stage in our lives. Sitting in front of a computer screen for hours on end, dealing with demanding customers or urgent deadlines – it can really start to add up and have a negative impact on our health and wellness.

Whether you work from a cubicle, a large office or in the comfort of your home, your work environment can be a huge contributing factor to these negative feelings and emotions you may experience. So why not make your work environment as healthy as possible?

Luckily we have some simple solutions to create a healthier work environment, the natural way. Here are 5 of our top tips you can implement today:

  1. Introduce a Himalayan Salt Lamp to your office space

For most of us, technology is a crucial part of our workspace. From desktop monitors to laptops and iPhone screens, we find ourselves completely surrounded with different electronic devices in our everyday work environment.

All of these devices have something in common – they generate positive ions. Positive ions are carbon dioxide molecules that have been stripped of an electron, and when we are exposed to an excess amount of positive ions (which are absorbed through the air and into our bloodstream) they can really impact our mood and energy levels.

So how can we battle against the positive ions that are generated through electronic devices? Enter: the Himalayan salt lamp!

Himalayan salt lamps are renowned for generating negative ions. Negative ions are found in our outside environment, in places like forests or waterfalls. Think about how fresh you feel when you are in an environment like this – that’s due to the negative ions you are exposing yourself too.

To replicate this feeling in your workspace, simply introduce a Himalayan salt lamp to your office environment! Your Himalayan salt lamp will purify the air while generating negative ions to boost your mood and energy levels.

If you don’t have the desk space for a Himalayan salt lamp or you work from different locations, you can even find Himalayan salt lamps with USB ports that can be attached to your laptop. You can read more about the benefits of Himalayan salt lamps here.

  1.  Explore the benefits of essential oils

Another natural remedy we love when it comes to improving our work environment is using essential oils! Whether it’s through topical application or by using a diffuser, essential oils are a great way to create a healthier work environment.

There are certain essential oils that are renowned for improving concentration and alertness, relieving stress and anxiety, and boosting your mood. These include:

Lavender oil: best for stress and anxiety. Just dab a couple of drops on your wrists before you start each day and take a sniff when you are experiencing any stressful moments.

Rosemary and Clary Sage: the perfect combination for alertness and mental clarity. Try diffusing 2-3 drops of each throughout your work environment.

Peppermint oil: best for mental stimulation, brainstorming or anything that requires a burst of creativity! Apply a few drops topically for the best results.

  1. Get moving!

It’s been scientifically proven that exercise helps improve our mood, releases endorphins and helps with mental clarity and stimulation. So try to incorporate some exercise into your working day to stay refreshed and energised!

It might be as simple as taking a walk around the block every couple of hours, taking a 5-minute stretch break when you complete a task, or even doing some jumping jacks in the corner! Whatever you can do to get your body moving is going to be beneficial to your work environment.

So there you have it – our top tips to a healthier workplace using natural products and natural remedies. Improve your health and wellness in your own workplace today!

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