Medical Research on Essential Oils

Stress Relief and Essential Oils; Is there a Connection?
Medical studies reveal that yes, there is! These two published articles report significant benefits were derived from essential oils via inhalation.

Blood Pressure and Stress Responses
The first study (Hwang, 2006) sought to see “The effects of the inhalation method using essential oils on blood pressure and stress responses of clients with essential hypertension.”
The study found that blood pressure, pulse, subjective stress, state anxiety and serum cortisol levels were affected significantly and subjectively when participants of the study inhaled essential oils.
This led to the conclusion the inhalation method is an effective nursing intervention for reducing psychological stress responses and serum levels and blood pressure of clients with high blood pressure.
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Stress and Stress Responses in Adolescents
The second study (Seo, 2009) looked at “The effects of aromatherapy on stress and stress responses in adolescents”.
The researchers gave 36 female high school students an aromatherapy pendant to wear. The control group had carrier oil on the pendant and the other group had essential oil.
The study found that stress levels and stress responses were “significantly lower” when the student had essential oil on the pendant, concluding that aroma inhalation could be “a very effective stress management method for high school students.
Read the abstract.

More Studies

The effects of aromatherapy massage and inhalation aromatherapy on anxiety and pain in burn patients.
Burns. 2016 Dec;42(8):1774-1780. doi: 10.1016/j.burns.2016.06.014. Epub 2016 Aug 27.
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The effects of aromatherapy on sleep improvement.
J. Altern Complement Med. 2015 Feb;21(2):61-8. doi: 10.1089/acm.2014.0113. Epub 2015 Jan 13.
Read the Abstract. Read an article about it here.

Effect of inhaled essential oils on postoperative nausea and vomiting
J Perianesth Nurs. 2014 Feb;29(1):5-11. doi: 10.1016/j.jopan.2012.12.004.
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Effect of inhaled essential oils on mental exhaustion and moderate burnout
J Altern Complement Med. 2013 Jan;19(1):69-71. doi: 10.1089/acm.2012.0089. Epub 2012 Nov 9.
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Lavender massage and colicky babies.
Int J Nurs Pract. 2012 Apr;18(2):164-9.
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Lavender essence for post-cesarean pain.
Pak J Biol Sci. 2011 Jun 1;14(11):664-7.
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Lavender aleviates sleepiness upon awakening!
Hirokawa K, Nishimoto T, Taniguchi T. 2012 Feb;114(1):111-22.
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Volatile oil composition and antiproliferative activity of Laurus nobilis, Origanum syriacum, Origanum vulgare, and Salvia triloba against human breast adenocarcinoma cells.
Al-Kalaldeh JZ, Abu-Dahab R, Afifi FU.Faculty of Pharmacy, University of Jordan, Amman, Jorda; Nutr Res. 2010 Apr;30(4):271-8.
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Activities of ten essential oils towards Propionibacterium acnes and PC-3, A-549 and MCF-7 cancer cells.
Zu Y, Yu H, Liang L, Fu Y, Efferth T, Liu X, Wu N.; 2010 Apr 30;15(5):3200-10
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The influence of essential oils on human vigilance.
Nat Prod Commun. 2010 Sep;5(9):1441-6.
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Effect of aromatherapy on patients with Alzheimer’s disease
Jimbo D, Kimura Y, Taniguchi M, Inoue M, Urakami K., 2009
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Lavender bath oil reduces stress and crying and enhances sleep in very young infants
Field T, Field T, Cullen C, Largie S, Diego M, Schanberg S, Kuhn C., 2008
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Effects of lavender aromatherapy on insomnia and depression in women college students
Lee IS, Lee GJ., 2006
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The effect of lavender aromatherapy on cognitive function, emotion, and aggressive behavior of elderly with dementia
Lee SY., 2005
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The effects of aromatherapy on pain, depression, and life satisfaction of arthritis patients
Kim MJ, Nam ES, Paik SI., 2005
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Olfactory stimulation prevents apnea in premature newborns
Marlier L, Gaugler C, Messer J., 2005
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