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Toddler Tantrums Plus Vetiver Equal Happiness


Author: Kristen T.
Date: 01-22-2016
Views: 2,481
Word Count: 285
Questions Received: 0
Testimonial ID: 10863-OR
Brand Neutral: Yes
Scientific Studies: 8

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My two-year-old son has had a few good sized tantrums lately. The doctor said he's fine mentally and physically, just having a hard time getting his point across, or understanding why he can't do something. It's hard being 2 years old!

For the past week it's been really rough. I've been applying 1 drop of Vetiver essential oil on his spine and his neck. Sometimes maybe a drop on the bottom of his feet. In about 15 minutes or so he's back to being calm. It helps him slow down enough. I will also diffuse 2-3 drops here and there to give us that extra Vetiver in our home, especially on those bad days.

Our neighbor also has a two-year-old. She has really had issues with her son's temper. We had a play date a few days ago and my son decided he didn't want to do something and the neighbor boy proceeded with a fit. I waited a little while to see how he would handle that situation and when he couldn't get past it I applied a drop to the back of his neck. About 15 minutes later it was like he was a different child!

My neighbor friend asked for a sample to try later on her son. She called me later that night amazed at how easy bed time was. She tried it again the next night to make sure it wasn't a fluke. Amazingly, there was no screaming, crying or holding his breath, which he has been doing for weeks.

Excited for this new natural remedy, she decided to order a bottle. Until then, I gave her some of mine.


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Supporting Scientific Studies
1.Associated topics: behavior,mood — "The present study indicated that lavender aromatherapy as a potential therapeutic modality could alleviate premenstrual emotional symptoms, which, at least in part, is attributable to the improvement of parasympathetic nervous system activity. This study further implies that HRV could evaluate the efficacy of aromatherapy using various fragrances to relieve premenstrual symptoms, and ultimately, support the mind and body health of women."Link
2.Associated topics: behavior,mood — "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
3.Associated topics: behavior,mood — "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
4.Associated topics: behavior,mood,anger — "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
5.Associated topics: behavior — "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
6.Associated topics: behavior,mood — "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
7.Associated topics: behavior,attention-deficit-disorder-(ADD),attention-deficit-hyperactivity-disorder-(ADHD) — "The results indicate that children’s shared attention behaviors increased during aromatherapy massage and that other aspects of their behavior also changed over the course of the research. Family involvement in the study enabled these changes to be transferred from school to home.... Steve Solomons explores the implications of his research for new teaching and learning opportunities for children with autistic spectrum disorders and severe learning difficulties."Link
8.Associated topics: behavior,anger — "[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

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