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Mandarin Essential Oil

Mandarin essential oil has a delicious aroma that brings a feeling of joy and happiness to any occasion. Learn about its history, properties and many uses in aromatherapy . . .

The Limbic System

Did you know that essential oils can influence a fascinating part of the brain known as the Limbic System? This area controls all aspects of your emotions, memories, and even your very survival . . .

How To Cope With Unwanted Changes In Your Life

When unwanted changes enter your life it can be extremely stressful and worrying. Discover how aromatherapy can be used to help you cope with life changing challenges . . .

Essential Oils For A Happy & Stress Free Christmas

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 . . .

Essential Oils Reduce Stress & Blood Pressure – Study

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.

Clary Sage Essential Oil Induces Relaxation – Controlled Trial

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.

Aromatherapy Massage & Music Relieves Stress

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.

Lavender Bath Soak

Nothing beats soaking in a nice warm bath at the end of a hectic, stressful day. And nothing beats the legendary power of lavender essential oil when you want to soothe, unwind and restore your mind and body. It is these properties, plus the appeal of its refreshing aroma that makes it the most popular […]

Ease Your Stress With A Neck Massage

Sometimes there is nothing that can ease your stress and calm you down quite as easily as a neck massage. The spine and the neck seems to be the area of the body where most of the stress and tension that you build up during the day decides to rest, so those are the areas […]

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Lavandin Essential Oil Reduces Preoperative Anxiety

A study at United Hospital, St Paul, Minnesota, USA, has shown that the systematic use of lavandin essential oil (Lavandula x intermedia) can reduce preoperative anxiety in surgical patients.

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