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Went From Stressed College Student To Happy Oiler


Author: Alyssa L.
Date: 01-25-2016
Views: 1,107
Word Count: 314
Questions Received: 0
Testimonial ID: 10869-OR
Brand Neutral: No
Scientific Studies: 8

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In short, my first year of college was really tough on me. I was working three jobs, supporting my family to some capacity, paying a lot of bills and trying to keep up with all my education commitments. I was completely emotionally unstable, and it was affecting my life negatively.

I started with the Peace & Calming blend as an everyday essential oil, topically applied using a drop or two. It instantly boosted my mood, kept me feeling happy longer and was very supportive in times of stress and transition. Here's my protocol for stressed out college students:

1. Peace & Calming 3x a day (just like a meal) apply to wrists, back of the ears, nape of the neck. Or add 20 drops to a 50ml glass spray bottle of distilled/filtered water and use as a natural aroma. If Peace & Calming is not available, then try substituting with Ylang Ylang oil. I find it works wonders and is actually found in the Peace & Calming blend anyway.

2. Lemon oil in the mornings can be an extreme mood booster. I like to diffuse while getting ready for school, studying or doing chores. Just add 5-6 drops in a diffuser. It's very affordable and almost never goes out of stock.

3. Joy oil (use the same protocol as Peace & Calming). This essential oil is incredible... just incredible for mood boosts. Sometimes it can bring upon tears of joy if you need to release some stored feelings, but it's a very healthy way to release negative energy. It also smells lovely and is popular for using as a natural and healthy perfume.

I used these three essential oils every single day, and found they create a positive mindset, promoted feelings of genuine happiness and motivation. I highly recommend each of them!


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Supporting Scientific Studies
1.Associated topics: mood,emotions — "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: stress,depression — "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
3.Associated topics: stress,depression — "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
4.Associated topics: mood,emotions,depression — "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
5.Associated topics: mood,stress,depression — "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
6.Associated topics: mood,stress,depression — "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
7.Associated topics: stress,depression — "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
8.Associated topics: mood,emotions,stress — "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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