Not only do essential oils smell great, but research shows they can help promote relaxation and reduce anxiety. Studies done in mice, showed that mice who were over excited from stimulants could be calmed by exposure to the aromas of sandalwood and lavender. What’s even more interesting, is that the essential oils of these plants were detected in their blood stream about an hour after exposure. Researchers also found that the same mice BECAME anxious when they inhaled the scent of orange terpenes. They concluded that certain scents can have a huge impact on anxiety. It makes you wonder why we have such little conversation about the scents we surround ourself with!

Home/Facebook/Not only do essential oils smell great, but research shows they can help promote relaxation and reduce anxiety. Studies done in mice, showed that mice who were over excited from stimulants could be calmed by exposure to the aromas of sandalwood and lavender. What’s even more interesting, is that the essential oils of these plants were detected in their blood stream about an hour after exposure. Researchers also found that the same mice BECAME anxious when they inhaled the scent of orange terpenes. They concluded that certain scents can have a huge impact on anxiety. It makes you wonder why we have such little conversation about the scents we surround ourself with!

Not only do essential oils smell great, but research shows they can help promote relaxation and reduce anxiety. Studies done in mice, showed that mice who were over excited from stimulants could be calmed by exposure to the aromas of sandalwood and lavender. What’s even more interesting, is that the essential oils of these plants were detected in their blood stream about an hour after exposure. Researchers also found that the same mice BECAME anxious when they inhaled the scent of orange terpenes. They concluded that certain scents can have a huge impact on anxiety. It makes you wonder why we have such little conversation about the scents we surround ourself with!

via Karyn Bender RPh CHHC
February 26th, 2016|0 Comments