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Stressed Out At The Beginning Of The School Year


Author: Ellen B.
Date: 08-11-2015
Views: 1,721
Word Count: 341
Questions Received: 0
Testimonial ID: 10744-OR
Brand Neutral: No
Scientific Studies: 8

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I have been teaching school for 20 years. As other educators will attest to, the first two weeks of school are very stressful and exhausting. In fact, on the second Friday after the school year has started, I am usually on the couch after getting home. And I do not get up until bedtime!

Last year I began the school year with my Premium Starter Kit. I was excited about the possibilities, and it crossed my mind to try my essential oils on the job. My initial kit included the Peace & Calming and Stress Away essential oil blends, which are the oils that I decided to use.

I brought my essential oil bottles to school and periodically would put a drop on one hand and rub my palms together, taking deep breaths. During class transitions I would repeat the process, alternating essential oils. I continued to apply the oils periodically throughout the day for calming support.

Also, when other teachers would come by my classroom, I would share a drop of essential oil with them. And they would actually return later asking for another drop!

Even though the first two weeks of school were busy as expected, I noticed that, when I would get home in the evenings, I was not as tired as I usually was. So of course I just kept teaching and reapplying the oils when the students were not around.

By the second Friday evening after the school year had started, I was relaxing and was up and about. I suddenly realized that I was not lying prostrate on the couch falling asleep. Instead I was wide awake, rested, and relaxed.

I was actually enjoying the evening with my family! The usual exhaustion that I had always felt after the initial two weeks of teaching simply did not exist.

Needless to say, I ended up using my essential oils for calming support throughout the school year. On top of that, the teacher across the hall who kept returning for a drop of essential oil ended up getting her own Premium Starter Kit too!


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Supporting Scientific Studies
1.Associated topics: stress,fatigue,anxiety — "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
2.Associated topics: stress,fatigue,anxiety — "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
3.Associated topics: anxiety — "Beta-Caryophyllene [component of cannabis, clove, copaiba], a CB2 [cannabinoid] receptor agonist produces multiple behavioral changes relevant to anxiety and depression in mice.... these preclinical results suggest that CB2 receptors may provide alternative therapeutic targets for the treatment of anxiety and depression. The possibility that BCP may ameliorate the symptoms of these mood disorders offers exciting prospects for future studies."Link
4.Associated topics: stress,anxiety — "A number of essential oils are currently in use as aromatherapy agents to relieve anxiety, stress, and depression. Popular anxiolytic oils include lavender (Lavandula angustifolia), rose (Rosa damascena), orange (Citrus sinensis), bergamot (Citrus aurantium), lemon (Citrus limon), sandalwood (Santalum album), clary sage (Salvia sclarea), Roman chamomile (Anthemis nobilis), and rose-scented geranium (Pelargonium spp.)."Link
5.Associated topics: stress,anxiety — "Most studies, as well as clinically applied experience, have indicated that various essential oils, such as lavender, lemon and bergamot can help to relieve stress, anxiety, depression and other mood disorders. Most notably, inhalation of essential oils can communicate signals to the olfactory system and stimulate the brain to exert neurotransmitters (e.g. serotonin and dopamine), thereby further regulating mood."Link
6.Associated topics: stress,anxiety — "The ylang ylang oil caused a significant decrease of blood pressure and a significant increase of skin temperature. At the behavioral level, subjects in the ylang ylang oil group rated themselves more calm and more relaxed than subjects in the control group. These findings are likely to represent a relaxing effect of the ylang ylang oil and provide some evidence for the usage of the ylang ylang oil in aromatherapy such as causing a relief of depression and stress in humans."Link
7.Associated topics: stress,anxiety — "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
8.Associated topics: stress — "This controlled study showed for the first time that a 10% peppermint oil in ethanol solution efficiently alleviates tension-type headache. Peppermint oil thus proves to be a well-tolerated and cost-effective alternative to usual therapies."Link

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