Lattes Were A Bad Idea For Afternoon Energy Slump
Author: Marina S.
Word Count: 184
Questions Received: 0
Testimonial ID: 10702-OR
Scientific Studies: 3
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I have three kids. Every day around 3:30 PM, right when I would need to pick them up from school, I would get really tired.
So I started getting afternoon lattes (coffee drinks made with espresso and steamed milk). That worked... until I wanted to sleep at night!
I knew that I needed to try something else. I recently started using essential oils and thought that I would try to make my own blend.
So I combined the En-R-Gee and Motivation blends in equal parts and mixed them with the V-6 Enhanced Vegetable Oil Complex to make a roll-on. I would apply this mixture to my forearms and neck once mid morning and again around 3 PM.
After about two days I noticed that I was not tired, and I had not had a latte! I have been off of lattes for weeks now and have not done anything different except use essential oils.
After about a week I noticed increased evening energy. It was not so much a burst like that caffeine jolt I would get with the lattes. I was just perfectly not tired!
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|Supporting Scientific Studies|
|1.||"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|
|2.||"[P]re-clinical and clinical research available today demonstrat[es] the power, safety, and effectiveness of natural compounds [particularly aromatherapy] for relieving stress and anxiety.... [S]imple inhalation of patchouli and rose oil reduced sympathetic nervous activity by 40%, with rose oil reducing adrenaline concentrations by 30%.... Lavender oil... has also been studied for the ability to reduce stress, anxiety, aggression,and cortisol levels, among two dozen other potential therapeutic properties."||Link|
|3.||"After inhalation of clary sage oil, cortisol levels were significantly decreased.... Thyroid stimulating hormone was also reduced.... Clary sage oil has antidepressant-like effect...."||Link|
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