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Working In The Food Service Industry Takes A Toll

Author: Melanie L.
Date: 08-02-2015
Views: 1,259
Word Count: 141
Questions Received: 1
Testimonial ID: 10741-OR
Scientific Studies: 6

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I have created a homemade blend that I believe increases the strength of the PanAway essential oil blend.

I start out using a pipette to put half of the contents of a new bottle of PanAway into an empty PanAway bottle. Then, using a clean pipette for each oil, I add the following ingredients to each PanAway bottle:

10 drops Valor essential oil blend
10 drops Peppermint essential oil
Sweet almond oil (to fill remaining space in the bottles)

I use this homemade blend with a roller ball on my lower back and on my hands after a rough day working at the Steak 'n Shake restaurant.

I also used this blend on a coworker's wrists yesterday. She is the dishwasher and has to carry heavy loads of plates. She said that my homemade blend did help her mobility and that she liked it a lot.

Additional keyword(s) assigned by the editor: back, backache, backaches, carpal, lumbago, lumbar, overuse, repetitive, sacroiliac, sacroiliitis, sacroilitis, stiff, stiffness, tight, tightness, tunnel, wrist, wrists.

Supporting Scientific Studies
1."Peppermint oil is harmless and acts locally to inhibit GI [gastrointestinal] smooth muscle contraction.... Peppermint oil solution administered intraluminally can be used as an antispasmodic agent with superior efficacy and fewer side effects than hyoscine-N-butylbromide...."Link
2."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
3."We examined the evidence regarding the effect of herbal medicine on pain in people with non-specific low-back pain (LBP).... Lavender essential oil applied by acupressure appeared effective in reducing pain and improving flexibility compared to conventional treatment."Link
4."[T]he effect of essential oils on skeletal and smooth muscle...: The first type of effect on skeletal muscle involved a contracture and inhibition of the twitch response to nerve stimulation shown by a sample of clary sage, dill, fennel, frankincense, and nutmeg; ...lavender reduced the twitch response alone."Link
5."Anti-inflammatory, spasmolytic [muscle spasms], antimicrobial, antioxidant, carminative [flatulence] and immunomodulatory properties of caraway suggest that it might exert beneficial effects on inflammatory bowel disease (IBD).... CHE and CEO [caraway essential oil] at all doses tested were effective in reducing colon tissue lesions and colitis indices and the efficacy was nearly the same when different doses of plant fractions were administered p.o. or i.p..... These data suggest that caraway fractions are both effective and possess anti-colitic activity irrespective of the dose and route of administration."Link
6."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

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