Sweet orange essential oil is obtained from the rind of the fruit, and it is a the most commercially important of the citrus oils. Learn how you can use it in aromatherapy . . .
There’s no doubt – Xmas can be stressful! This year, you and the whole family can enjoy a a stress-free and happy Christmas – just by using your essential oils creatively . . .
According to many aromatherapy books, the antidepressant and calming effects of certain essential oils can help to treat or even prevent high blood pressure, known medically as hypertension. The theory has always been that using essential oils to reduce stress and invoke a state of relaxation, also lowers blood pressure in the process.
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.
Nurses working in an accident and emergency department reported that their anxiety levels fell dramatically when they were given aromatherapy massages while listening to music, according to research in the September 2007 issue of the UK-based Journal of Clinical Nursing.