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Release Oil Blend In A Sweat Lodge


Author: Kim E.
Skill: Reiki Practitioner
Date: 10-18-2006
Views: 3,731
Word Count: 285
Questions Received: 0
Testimonial ID: 1780-OR
Brand Neutral: No
Scientific Studies: 8

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I recently had the opportunity to experience Young Living Essential Oils for the first time. A group of friends and I were getting ready to go into a Sweat Lodge. Four bottles of Young Living Essential Oils were passed around. We were instructed to smell each one and then anoint ourselves with the one that "felt" right.

I poured about a dime-sized pool into my left hand and rubbed it into my solar plexus, heart, throat, and brow. It smelled wonderful. I looked at the bottle and saw that I had just applied "Release" to my body.

We entered the Sweat Lodge and as soon as the flap was down, I moved right into fear, claustrophobia, and faintness. I made it through the first round with my nose pressed against the cool earth, sitting up only to gulp hot air into my lungs. I felt deep emotion welling up inside and tears began forming in my eyes.

By the time the second round began, I couldn't take any more. I burst out, "Let me out. I can't do this. Let me out!" The flap opened and I crawled out the small opening. I fell on my knees and began to sob - deep racking sobs. I was wailing like a wounded child and I was.

After about 45 minutes the crying subsided. Two days later, I sobbed and wailed some more. Afterwards I felt peaceful, calm, and more centered.

The entire experience was so fantastic and I was so impressed with that little bottle of Release that I became a Young Living Distributor the minute I got home. I have since learned that a little dab will do ya just fine.


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Supporting Scientific Studies
1.Associated topics: emotions-/-feelings — "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: depression-/-sadness-/-hopelessness-/-sorrow — "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: depression-/-sadness-/-hopelessness-/-sorrow — "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: emotions-/-feelings,depression-/-sadness-/-hopelessness-/-sorrow — "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: depression-/-sadness-/-hopelessness-/-sorrow — "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: depression-/-sadness-/-hopelessness-/-sorrow — "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: depression-/-sadness-/-hopelessness-/-sorrow — "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: emotions-/-feelings — "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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