Facing Thinning Hairline And Cystic Acne Breakouts
Author: Tracy E.
Word Count: 142
Questions Received: 1
Testimonial ID: 10681-OR
Scientific Studies: 14
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When I first smelled Cedarwood essential oil, I honestly thought that it smelled like cat urine. But after only a month, I have grown to like the warm scent.
I placed a roller ball in the orifice of the bottle for easy application because I use Cedarwood essential oil so much. In fact, I use it for the following:
1. Cystic acne breakouts. Applied neat (undiluted), Cedarwood has really helped with the bigger, more painful breakouts.
2. Deep sleep. I apply Cedarwood neat to my big toe. At first I applied to both big toes but felt groggy in the morning. I have found that application on one toe is enough.
3. Making my thinning hair in the front of my hairline appear thicker. I have new baby hairs sprouting up! I just roll the Cedarwood essential oil all along my hairline before bed.
Additional keyword(s) assigned by the editor: hairloss, thinning, alopecia, regrow, regrowth, cystic, breakout, breakouts, zits, blackhead, blackheads, whitehead, whiteheads, blemish, blemishes, pimple, pimples, acne, ance, comedo, comedone.
|Supporting Scientific Studies|
|1.||In nine studies, Vitamin B12 (methylcobalamin) has shown effectiveness for arteriosclerosis, autism, Bells palsy, chemotherapy-induced toxicity, degenerative disc disease, detox, muscle wasting, muscular dystrophy, neuroblastoma, neuroprotection, oxidative stress, and spinal stenosis.||Link|
|2.||"Valerian may be an alternative treatment for the symptom management of [restless legs syndrome] RLS with positive health outcomes and improved quality of life, [including improved sleep quality and decreased daytime sleepiness]."||Link|
|3.||"This double-blind study suggests a significant reduction in snoring reported by bed partners in a group of snoring volunteers using either an essential oil spray or gargle formulation."||Link|
|4.||"Women [with insomnia] receiving aromatherapy experienced a significant improvement in sleep quality after intervention."||Link|
|5.||Valerian improves the sleep of insomniacs after benzodiazepine (tranquilizer) withdrawal. "Valerian subjects reported significantly better subjective sleep quality than placebo ones...."||Link|
|6.||"[T]he lavender fragrance had a beneficial effect on insomnia and depression in women college students."||Link|
|7.||"Lavender, mint [peppermint], orange, rose, chamomile, rosemary, and sage were used.... Depression levels in the touch-music-aroma therapy group... showed a larger decrease than in the... control groups [that did not include aromatherapy].... [FMS] symptoms such as restless sleep, headache, morning fatigue, exhaustion, feeling like crying, and bowel complaints were also significantly reduced."||Link|
|8.||"Lavender essential oil has been used as an anxiolytic [anxiety] drug, a mood stabilizer, a sedative, spasmolytic [muscle spasms], antihypertensive [high blood pressure], antimicrobial, analgesic [pain] agent as well as a wound healing accelerator.... The present study suggests that inhalation of lavender essential oil may be an effective and safe treatment modality in acute management of migraine headaches."||Link|
|9.||"The essential oils of Chamaecyparis obtusa [a conifer in the cypress family] promote hair growth through the induction of vascular endothelial growth factor gene.... [C]onsumers suffering from baldness and/or other forms of hair loss have reported a hair growth promoting effect of shampoos containing these oils."||Link|
|10.||"Eyelid scrubs or massage with tea tree oil could be an effective treatment regimen in cases of blepharoconjunctivitis [and Demodex mite infestation]."||Link|
|11.||"Herbalists treat skin ailments, such as fungal infections (like candidiasis), wounds, eczema, and acne, with lavender oil. It is also used in a healing bath for joint and muscle pain. One study evaluating treatments for children with eczema found [that] it was therapeutic touch from the mother that improved symptoms; in other words, massage with and without essential oils (including lavender) both reduced the dry, scaly skin lesions. Another study found that lavender oil may improve pain control after surgery."||Link|
|12.||"[W]e suggest that Geumgamja [Korean Citrus obovoides] and Cheonyahagyul [Citrus natsudaidai] essential oils are attractive acne-mitigating candidates for topical application... against acne-inducing bacteria."||Link|
|13.||"Topical 5% tea tree oil is an effective treatment for mild to moderate acne vulgaris.... Tea tree oil has broad-spectrum antimicrobial and anti-inflammatory activity in vitro. These properties have formed the basis of its use in the treatment of a range of superficial dermatoses such as cuts, insect bites, boils, and dermatophytosis [ringworm]."||Link|
|14.||"Tea tree oil... has become increasingly popular as an antimicrobial for the treatment of conditions such as tinea pedis [athlete's foot] and acne....[T]ea tree oil can reduce histamine-induced skin inflammation."||Link|
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