The power of scent as a healing tradition dates back to the ancient Greeks, Romans, Egyptians and Chinese. Today, more than ever, the use of aromatic plant oils has become a popular and effective way to restore balance to our hectic and often stressful lives. Essential oils can be employed in massage work, the bath, […]
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Your boss wants that report on his desk, like, now. Your kid’s school just called and your child has a fever. That funny noise the car has been making for the past six weeks? You probably should have had it checked out because now the thing won’t start. Taxes are due, rent is going up […]
Have you ever returned home after a particularly stressful day only to realise that you have completely forgotten about a really important errand, event or task at work? Well, after recent investigation by researchers its seems at last there is a scientific explanation for this temporary absent-mindedness. Stress makes you forgetful! Of course, anybody going […]
Although blended essential oils are increasingly being used for the improvement of the quality of life and for the relief of various symptoms in patients, the scientific evaluation of the aroma-therapeutic effects of blended essential oils in humans is rather scarce.
The objective of this pilot study was to determine the effectiveness of a mixture of essential oils on mental exhaustion, or moderate burnout (ME/MB) using a personal inhaler. The essential oils used in the study were; peppermint (Mentha piperita), basil (Ocimum basilicum), and helichrysum (Helichrysum italicum).
University Study Title; Relaxing effect of ylang ylang oil on humans after transdermal absorption. The aim of this study was to investigate the effects of ylang ylang essential oil (Cananga odorata) from the Annonaceae family, on human physiological parameters and self-evaluation after transdermal absorption.
Whilst investigating the comparative efficacy of inhaled clary sage essential oil and lavender essential oil for reducing stress on females with urinary incontinence, researchers made a surprising discovery. Whilst far from conclusive, the results of this study are certainly interesting and may encourage further research along similar lines.
Hospital-acquired infections and antibiotic-resistant bacteria continue to be major health concerns worldwide. Particularly problematic is methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) and its ability to cause severe soft tissue, bone or implant infections. First used by the Australian Aborigines, Tea tree essential oil and Eucalyptus essential oil (and several other oils) have each demonstrated promising efficacy against […]