Medical Studies


Lavender Massage and Inhalation Helps Burn Patients

Lavender Massage and Inhalation Helps Burn Patients

Can Lavender Massage and Inhalation Help Burn Patients? These researchers wanted to know if aromatherapy inhalation and massage could alleviate the stress associated with burns. The patients in this study had burns on less than 20% of their bodies, but they were in the hospital and they were experiencing anxiety and…

Five Reasons to Diffuse Lavender

Five Reasons to Diffuse Lavender

I love essential oil of Lavender. It was my very first essential oil purchase in 1997 and since then I’ve used it for everything. It has helped with everything too – yep – it’s that kind of oil! Today I diffuse Lavender on my Terra Cotta Pendant for a variety…

Relaxing Effects of Lavender Oil Revealed in this Study

Relaxing Effects of Lavender Oil Revealed in this Study

Essential oils have been studied frequently in the recent past. This study had the objective to; “Investigate the effects of lavender oil on the central nervous system, autonomic nervous system, and mood responses in humans after inhalation.”  We will admit to loving that the relaxing effects of Lavender oil were experienced when…

Aromatherapy for a Good Sleep

Aromatherapy for a Good Sleep

Can aromatherapy help you have a good sleep? Is there anything worse than not being able to get to sleep and once there, having a good sleep? Okay, there are some things, but a good sleep, day or night, makes everything else run more smoothly. A systematic review of published studies…

Essential Oils and Surgery

Essential Oils and Surgery

Essential oils can offer significant support to someone going through surgery from the moment they learn they have to have surgery to the recovery stage after surgery. Medical research is telling us this! It makes sense. Essential oils are uplifting at the best of times. Why not let them support…

Do Essential Oils Help Mental Exhaustion and Burnout?

Do Essential Oils Help Mental Exhaustion and Burnout?

This small pilot study suggests that yes! They can! In this study, essential oils of peppermint, basil, and helichrysum were used on a personal inhaler, you know, like a Terra Cotta Pendant diffuser necklace! It was a double-blind pilot study where half the participants inhaled rose water and the other…

Lavender and Colicky Babies

Lavender and Colicky Babies

There is much research being done on the efficacy of essential oils. Recently I read an interesting study about colicky babies and Lavender. Babies who were assessed as having colic were given massages on their tummies by their mothers to see if Lavender could help with this condition. Researchers concluded “The…