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Stronger Nails Were An Unexpected Benefit


Author: Jacquie S.
Date: 06-21-2014
Views: 8,578
Word Count: 322
Questions Received: 3
Testimonial ID: 9822-OR
Brand Neutral: No
Scientific Studies: 8

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I have always had a hard time getting to sleep and staying asleep. So when I was introduced to the Peace & Calming essential oil blend, I was ecstatic. Then when I heard about Cedarwood also being used to help get a deeper night's sleep and how it has helped others feel more rested, I jumped at the chance to try it.

So about three weeks ago, I started to apply one drop of Cedarwood on the bottom of one foot and then would rub my feet together to spread the oil right before I turn out the light. I am not going to lie -- it smells TERRIBLE, which is why I do it this way, so that it doesn't get on my hands. And then I can put my hands under the blankets and go right to sleep. And I tell you what, it has worked great! I have been sleeping deeper and longer and have felt more rested the next morning.

And then an odd thing happened. I noticed that my toenails were really long, which is incredibly unusual for me. My entire life my nails have been thin and brittle. They break at the slightest inclination of length and will split and peel. I have tried biotin, vitamins, you name it. I tried it all, and nothing made it better.

And then a few days after I noticed my toenails, I realized that my fingernails were long... as in they needed to be trimmed because I was scratching myself without realizing how long they were!

The only thing I can attribute this to is the fact that Cedarwood has been used to help with thinning hair and making it grow back. Nails and hair are directly linked due to the type of protein that they are made from. And although I wasn't using the Cedarwood to help with this, I believe that it directly had an effect on my nails growing stronger.


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Supporting Scientific Studies
1.Associated topics: stress-/-tension-/-burnout,anxiety-/-worry — "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-/-tension-/-burnout,sleep,insomnia-/-sleeplessness,anxiety-/-worry — "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-/-worry — "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-/-tension-/-burnout,anxiety-/-worry — "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-/-tension-/-burnout,anxiety-/-worry — "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-/-tension-/-burnout,anxiety-/-worry — "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-/-tension-/-burnout,sleep,anxiety-/-worry — "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-/-tension-/-burnout — "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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