IMG_2996We are all pretty familiar with the basics, lavender helps calm, eucalyptus helps when we have a cold, but what about anxiety, or concentration? How about Happiness, or loneliness? There are a lot of home remedies out there but more and more documented research studies are showing us that aromatherapy can actually change our moods, blood pressure, help us lose weight, even increase hair growth in alopecia! The list of benefits are endless but here is a little insight.

Aromatherapy clinical studies show: ( Yes, these are clinical studies, but you are going to love this)

Weight loss:

Of course I went for the weight loss studies first! For those who want to trim their waistlines, studies showed the participants carried a bottle of grapefruit oil in their handbag and then take three to five deep breathes of it at least six times a day did reduce their appetite.
Grapefruit is well known as a dieters’ best friend because it has a low Glycemic Index and contains soluble fiber that the body takes longer to digest – making you feel full longer

Peppermint for Nausea:

The nausea levels of participants in the peppermint aromatherapy group were significantly lower than those in the other two groups 2 and 5 minutes after the initial intervention. Peppermint essential oil may be a useful addition to the treatment for postoperative nausea.

Stress:

The stress symptoms of the lavender group decreased from 6.1 to 2.8 after aromatherapy. This represented a significant decrease in stress, whereas the stress symptoms in the group without lavender increased from 5.6 to 5.8.

Alopecia:

Eighty-six patients were randomized to two groups: the aromatherapy group massaged essential oils (thyme, rosemary, lavender and cedarwood) in a mixture of carrier oils daily into their scalp while the control group used only carrier oils for their daily massage. Nineteen of 43 patients in the active group (44%) showed improvement compared with 6 of 41 patients in the control group (15%). Results showed treatment with aromatherapy massage was significantly more effective than the control condition and is considered to be a safe and effective treatment for alopecia.

Concentration:

Tests show lemon is said to be useful in aromatherapy for improving concentration, and it is reported in the findings that lemon aromatherapy lowered exhaustion and maintained vigor, although the existence or nonexistence of odor did not affect subjects’ work effectiveness (Kawamoto et al. 2005). It is reported that lemon aromatherapy has anti-stress (Fujiwara et al. 1998) and anti-depressant effects (Komoriet al.1995).These results indicate that a lemon aromatherapy may therefore be a CNS stimulant.

There are so many more health benefits to aromatherapy, as you can imagine. Decide what you need, then stop by My Flora Aura for some pure distilled essential oils.

Aromatherapy Guide for Use:

ANXIETY:
Bergamot, Cedarwood, Clary Sage, Frankincense, Geranium, Lavender, Mandarin, Neroli, Patchouli, Roman Chamomile, Rose, Sandalwood, Vetiver

CONFIDENCE:
Bay Laurel, Bergamot, Cypress, Grapefruit, Jasmine, Orange, Rosemary

DEPRESSION:
Bergamot, Clary Sage, Frankincense, Geranium, Grapefruit, Helichrysum, Jasmine, Lavender, Lemon, Mandarin, Neroli, Orange, Roman Chamomile, Rose, Sandalwood, Ylang Ylang

FATIGUE, EXHAUSTION & BURNOUT:
Basil, Bergamot, Black Pepper, Clary Sage, Cypress, Frankincense, Ginger, Grapefruit, Helichrysum, Jasmine, Lemon, Patchouli, Peppermint, Rosemary, Sandalwood, Vetiver

FEAR:
Bergamot, Cedarwood, Clary Sage, Frankincense, Grapefruit, Jasmine, Lemon, Neroli, Orange, Roman ChamomileSandalwood, Vetiver

GRIEF:
Cypress, Frankincense, Helichrysum, Neroli, Rose, Sandalwood, Vetiver

HAPPINESS & PEACE:
Bergamot, Frankincense, Geranium, Grapefruit, Lemon, Neroli, Orange, Rose, Sandalwood, Ylang Ylang

INSECURITY:
Bergamot, Cedarwood, Frankincense, Jasmine, Sandalwood, Vetiver

IRRITABILITY:
Lavender, Mandarin, Neroli, Roman Chamomile, Sandalwood

LONELINESS:
Bergamot, Clary Sage, Frankincense, Helichrysum, Roman Chamomile, Rose

MEMORY & CONCENTRATION:
Basil, Black Pepper, Cypress, Hyssop, Lemon, Peppermint, Rosemary

PANIC & PANIC ATTACKS:
Frankincense, Helichrysum, Lavender, Neroli, Rose

STRESS:
Benzoin, Bergamot, Clary Sage, Frankincense, Geranium, Grapefruit, Jasmine, Lavender,Mandarin, Neroli, Patchouli, Roman Chamomile, RoseSandalwood, Vetiver, Ylang Ylang

ANGER:
Bergamot, Jasmine, Neroli, Orange, Patchouli, Petitgrain, Roman Chamomile, Rose, Vetiver, Ylang Ylang

Aromatherapy is readily available to purchase, just ensure you are buying pure oils. Pure essential oils will have no artificial ingredients. Enjoy!

 

clinical research information from:

https://naha.org/index.php/explore-aromatherapy/research/

box,tp://www.healthandhealingny.org/research/aroma_clinical.asp

Information from Aroma-webs recipe for the aroma information