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Extreme Stress Of Parenthood & Child Tantrums


Author: Angie S.
Date: 06-14-2009
Views: 5,692
Word Count: 230
Questions Received: 1
Testimonial ID: 3605-OR
Brand Neutral: No
Scientific Studies: 8

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I am a happy mother of 6 wonderful children. Many of the essential oils have really helped our family emotionally. Raising 6 children is challenging, and though it is rewarding and a blessing, there are times when it can emotionally draining.

During those times where I need a bit of calmness, I inhale any of the following oils or blends, depending on what I have on hand:

The Joy and Citrus Fresh oil blends, Tangerine, Lemon and Peppermint, especially if a headache is coming on due to stress. Another one I've added lately that I really like is Vetiver oil. It has a grounding and calm quality that it brings out of me.

Now for a temper tantrum by any one of the kids, or when they are just running around like crazy, I give them the Peace & Calming oil blend to inhale. When I apply it on the back of the ears of my little 21 month old, it can bring her from having a crying melt down to calming her and bringing her to a cuddly mood.

Sometimes if she is due for a nap but doesn't want one and will struggle, Peace & Calming will either help put her to sleep, or to a resting state where I can at least hold her in my arms. She is very active, even for her age, so this is a blessing.


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Supporting Scientific Studies
1.Associated topics: behavior,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,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
3.Associated topics: stress,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
4.Associated topics: behavior,emotions,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
5.Associated topics: behavior,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
6.Associated topics: behavior,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
7.Associated topics: behavior,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
8.Associated topics: behavior,emotions,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

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