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Advanced Hair Growth Treatment

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KEY INGREDIENTS

Pea Protein Enzymes (Pisum Sativum)

One of the most important ingredients when it comes to healthy hair growth, Pea Protein Enzymes are phytochemicals and act as protectors.

In plants, they work hard to prevent disease, pathogens, pollutants, damage and deter UV rays. They also stop herbivores from attacking leaves. In hair growth, they help to reduce shedding and lengthen the hair growth cycle. They work from deep in the epidermis to restore the dermal papilla. Using this ingredient encourages healthy, shiny and supple hair.

✅ Act as a level of protection

✅ Reduces hair shedding

✅ Lengthen the hair growth cycle

✅ Encourages healthy, shiny, supple hair


Sources:

🔗 https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/full/10.1002/ptr.6528

🔗 https://mibellebiochemistry.com/anagaintm

Organic Peppermint Hydrosol

A well-known excellent natural stimulant, Peppermint Oil encourages better circulation when applied directly to the area of concern. The hair follicles rely on oxygen to keep hair healthy and this oil boosts oxygen levels while nourishing with an abundance of nutrients.

Peppermint Oil also helps to calm inflammation and irritation. Its intense soothing properties keep the scalp healthy, allowing hair to grow to the optimum.

✅ Naturally stimulates circulation

✅ Boosts oxygen levels

✅ Calms inflammation and irritation

Source:

🔗 https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5406845/

Organic Rosemary Hydrosol

Rosemary is a superb natural essential oil that works hard to promote better circulation. It encourages good blood supply to the hair follicles, so slowing hair loss. It also reduces premature greying of hair and stops the scalp from drying out. In turn, that helps to banish dandruff.

In a 2015 hair study, rosemary oil was examined against the chemical treatment Minoxidil (otherwise known as Rogaine – a hair growth stimulant product) and was proven just as effective in results. Being a natural ingredient, it is a far kinder and safer ingredient than Minoxidil.

✅ Promotes better blood circulation

✅ Encourages blood supply to the hair follicles

✅ Slows hair loss

✅ Stops the scalp from drying out

✅ Helps to reduce dandruff

Sources:

🔗 https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/25842469

🔗 https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0021967311002755?via%3Dihub

Caffeine

This is a well-known, natural stimulant that is excellent for encouraging good quality hair growth. It works hard from the hair’s root, right at the early stages of hair growth by targeting DHT (the hormone that causes hair loss). DHT stops proteins, vitamins and minerals from nourishing the hair’s follicles so preventing healthy hair growth. Caffeine works in reverse and stimulates the energy that hair needs to grow so your hair is free from DHT attack.

✅ Helps to reverse DHT (the hormone that causes hair loss)

✅ Stimulates hair growth from the root

Sources:

🔗 https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/17214716

🔗 https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/ics.12521

🔗 https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/ics.12554

🔗 http://www.jddsjournal.org/article.asp?issn=2352-2410;year=2020;volume=24;issue=1;spage=18;epage=24;aulast=Visconti

Procapil™

This outstanding ingredient is a complex blend of nourishing vitamins and essential peptides (including Apigenin and Oleanolic acid derived from olive tree leaves) that help to balance activity in cells.

It works hard to fight the hair follicles’ ageing process so slowing it down and in turn, prevents hair loss.

✅ Contains nourishing vitamins and essential peptides

✅ Fights against the hair’s ageing process

✅ Prevents hair loss

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Panthenol (Vitamin B5)

This essential vitamin works as an anti-inflammatory and in hair, it calms and soothes scalp irritation while providing intense hydration. The ingredient is easily absorbed by the skin and it helps to metabolise epidermal cells while hydrating the epithelial tissue. Additionally, this vitamin promotes cell regeneration and boosts hair elasticity so hair feels supple and stops breaking off.

Inside the hair shaft, Panthenol enables the hair to retain its moisture and volume so hair grows healthily and has increased elasticity.

Panthenol continues to help hair grow to the optimum by fighting against environmental damage and keeping essential hydration locked into each strand. Finally, Panthenol adds shine, improves hair texture and prevents tangling.

✅ Provides intense hydration to the scalp and hair

✅ Calms, and soothes scalp irritation

✅ Metabolises epidermal cells

✅ Promotes cell regeneration

✅ Boosts hair elasticity

✅ Helps to prevent tangling

✅ Encourages shine

Sources:

🔗 https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/abs/10.1111/j.1365-2133.2011.10633.x

🔗 https://knowledge.ulprospector.com/1763/pcc-panthenol-multifunctional-active/

🔗 https://cosmeticsinfo.org/ingredient/panthenol

🔗 https://www.sciencedirect.com/topics/chemistry/pantothenic-acid

Immunity

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KEY INGREDIENTS

May Chang

May Chang (Litsea Cubeba) is an evergreen shrub native to Southern Asia that can reach 10 meters high with small berries resembling peppers. Despite its lemon-scented leaves and flowers, it doesn’t belong to the citrus fruits family.

May Chang Oil has potent antibacterial properties, is highly effective in inhibiting and preventing infection, even against E. Coli. 

It possesses strong anti-inflammatory elements and can help to relieve pain in joints and muscles and even have long-term benefits on these areas.

A 2019 laboratory study showed the May Chang was effective against MRSA, a resistant bacteria that can be hard to treat and even become life-threatening. The oil broke through the protective barrier around the bacteria, which may lead to either the destruction of the cell or the allowance of other antibiotic treatments to work.

A 2017 study also found that the use of May Chang essential oil helped to reduce the appearance of acne by killing the bacteria trapped in skin pores and reducing the markers of inflammation.

Sources:

🔗 https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/abs/pii/S0926669018311403

🔗 https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S2221169115001033

🔗 https://dora.dmu.ac.uk/handle/2086/14086

Tea Tree Oil

Soothing and calming, Tea Tree Oil is a known anti-inflammatory and acts as a powerful anti-oxidant. It also protects by reducing the proliferation of inflammatory cells. At the same time, it ensures that these cells do not secrete anti-inflammatory cytokines.

✅ Soothing and calming

✅ Anti-oxidant properties

✅ Anti-inflammatory

Sources:

🔗 https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/16619364

🔗 https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6612361/

Copaiba Oil

A powerful immunity booster, Copaiba Oil has been involved in numerous studies and proven to protect against fungi and bacteria – with a 92.99% success rate in bacterial eradication and 90.15% against fungal eradication. It also acts as a potent anti- inflammatory so heals and soothes irritation. It works hand-in-hand with Tea Tree Oil to combat immune system attackers.

✅ Anti-fungal

✅ Anti-inflammatory

✅ Anti-bacterial

✅ Combats immunity attackers

Source:

🔗 https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/17446019

🔗 https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3492709/

🔗 https://www.drmariza.com/doterra-copaiba-essential-oil-uses-benefits/

Turmeric Oil (curcumin)

This age-old effective natural remedy is often used in modern medicine and is especially effective in helping the immune system to work to the optimum.

Turmeric Oil contains curcuminoids. These are usually used in pigment and spice but research over the past century revealed that they have incredible medicinal properties such as acting as a strong anti-oxidant. Additionally, they are known for protecting the body from tumours, arthritis and they even boost brain health. Curcuminoids also play a role in protecting against chronic diseases including lung cancer, breast cancer, colon cancer and bowl disease.

✅ Protects against some chronic diseases

✅ Boosts brain health

✅ Protects against tumours

✅ Protects against arthritis

✅ Anti-oxidant

✅ A well-known ancient remedy

Sources:

🔗 https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S2225411016300293

🔗 https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/books/NBK92752/

🔗 https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/23233214

🔗 https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/25928248

🔗 https://www.greenmedinfo.com/article/aromatic-turmerone-constitutes-promising-candidate-support-regeneration-neurol

🔗 https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/24349101

🔗 https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3195121/

🔗 https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/22740037

🔗 https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/11956652

🔗 https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/25046624

🔗 https://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/bcm-95-targets-anxiety-and-depression-positive-results-for-natural-dosing-of-curcumin-for-depression-602417745.html

🔗 https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/abs/pii/S0165032716310217

🔗 https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/19665995

🔗 https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/books/NBK92752/

Happy Day

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KEY INGREDIENTS

Rose Oil

Rose Oil is a natural unique relaxant which is known for its anti-anxiety properties. It is especially beneficial in aiding with sexual dysfunction. Notoriously expensive and sought- after, did you know that it takes over 240,000 rose petals to formulate just 5ml of oil?

✅ Soothing, calming and restorative

✅ A natural relaxant

✅ Anti-anxiety

✅ Excellent for preventing sexual dysfunction

Sources:

🔗 https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5511972/

🔗 https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/22789792

🔗 https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3586833/

🔗 https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4358691/

🔗 https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4270653/

May Chang

May Chang oil has a tonic effect on the nervous system and can help to boost concentration and provide clarity of thought when you are feeling nervous, stressed, anxious or confused. Its uplifting action is said to create a sense of inner lightness where negativity has set in. 

It's highly effective at regulating and normalising cardiac arrhythmia.

Furthermore, alongside Rose Oil, May Chang Essential Oil has been shown to reduce blood pressure.

A study in 2012 focused on the effects of May Chang essential oil imply that it has a positive effect on anxiety. 

Tisserand, R. & Balacs, T. (1992) May Chang. The International Journal of Aromatherapy, 4(3): 25-27.

Sources:

🔗 https://www.wellnessaromas.com/may-chang-essential-oil/#May_Chang_Essential_Oil_Benefits

Melissa Oil (Lemon Balm)

This traditional, herbal remedy has mild sedative qualities and acts as an anti-bacterial medicine. Additionally, it can help alleviate muscular spasms. Just a low dose of Melissa Oil brings feelings of calmness and relaxation (as assessed on the Bond-Lader mood scale). With larger doses, the oil accelerates the mind, bringing increased alertness and concentration.

✅ Calming and relaxing

✅ Alleviates spasms

✅ Anti-bacterial properties

✅ Larger doses can aid with concentration and alertness

Source:

🔗 https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/12062586/

Bergamot Oil (Furocoumarin Free)

Our Bergamot Oil is Furocoumarin Free and acts as a soothing, natural anti-depressant. Additionally, Bergamot Oil has potent pain relief benefits and it is a stress-reliever as well as a mood booster. Many people rely on it to alleviate feelings of anxiety and depression.

✅ A natural anti-depressant

✅ Reduces feelings of anxiety

✅ Boasts pain relieving benefits

✅ Boosts mood

Sources:

🔗 https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/21922934

🔗 https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/25824404

🔗 https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/17211115

Energy and Focus

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KEY INGREDIENTS

Peppermint Hydrosol

This natural, energising stimulant is excellent for increasing the blood flow and helps to deliver vital nutrients and oxygen throughout the body to major organs. It is also a natural anti-inflammatory, so reduces irritation. For energy and focus, Peppermint Oil helps blood and oxygen to travel to the brain, promoting better concentration levels and alertness.

✅ Energising

✅ Boosts concentration

✅ Increases alertness

✅ Delivers nutrients and oxygen throughout the body especially the brain

Source:

🔗 https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5406845/

Lemon (Furocoumarin Free)

This natural ingredient is Furocoumarin Free and helps to improve the levels of serotonin in the brain. Serotonin is the body’s natural “happy” hormone and helps you to feel uplifted, optimistic and energised. A study on Alzheimer’s patients showed that Lemon Oil also boosts cognitive function.

Our Energy and Focus product uses Lemon Oil without the furocoumarins, a chemical compound that makes the skin more vulnerable to sensitivity and photo-toxicity (especially apparent when exposed to the sun or intense light).

✅ Increases levels of serotonin naturally

✅ Boosts mood

✅ Energises

✅ Aids cognitive function

Sources:

🔗 https://www.fastcompany.com/3036242/productivity-hack-of-the-week-use-aromatherapy-to-improve-

🔗 https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/epdf/10.1111/j.1479-8301.2009.00299.x

🔗 https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/18178322

Eucalyptus Dives Oil

Nature’s antiseptic, Eucalyptus Dives Oil is clarifying, soothing and calming. It may also boost energy levels and reduce feelings of tiredness.

✅ Soothing and calming

✅ Energising

✅ Reduces fatigue levels

Source:

🔗 https://draxe.com/eucalyptus-oil-uses-benefits/

Sea Buckthorn Oil

This incredible natural oil contains and abundance of vitamins including vitamins A, B1, B2, E, D, C, K and P. Additionally, it is rich in carotenoids, organic acids, folic acid, amino acids, flavonoids and 20 mineral elements plus all boasts all four Omega oils (Omega-3, Omega-6, Omega-7 and Omega-9).

Sea Buckthorn Oil protects against infections and allergies as well as acting as a strong anti- inflammatory. The combination of vitamins and minerals this product provides is essential to overall good health and wellbeing.

✅ Contains an abundance of vital vitamins and minerals

✅ Protects against infections and allergies

✅ An effective anti-inflammatory

Sources:

🔗 https://www.webmd.com/vitamins/ai/ingredientmono-765/sea-buckthorn

🔗 https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/21506934

🔗 http://www.shinyhorse.com/files/flavonoids.pdf

🔗 https://www.liebertpub.com/doi/abs/10.1089/jmf.2005.8.518?src=recsys&journalCode=jmf&

🔗 https://www.healthline.com/nutrition/sea-buckthorn-oil#section8

🔗 https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5438513/

🔗 https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5438513/

Zeb, A., 2004. Important therapeutic uses of sea buckthorn (Hippophae): A review. J. Biological Sci., 4: 687-693

Deep Sleep

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KEY INGREDIENTS

Ylang Ylang

This natural essential oil is especially beneficial for the mind as it helps to reduce stress levels and boost relaxation. It also promotes calmness and alleviates feelings of anxiety. Ylang Ylang brings a sedative effect that decreases the blood pressure gently and helps you to fall asleep faster. This has been proven in various studies on pulse rate and brain waves. On health study volunteers, Ylang Ylang decreased stress levels from high to medium and increased the alpha brain wave which is responsible for calmness and restfulness.

✅ Increases relaxation

✅ Reduces anxiety

✅ Helps to promote calmness and restfulness

✅ Decreases stress levels

✅ Encourages restful sleep

Sources:

🔗 https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4534619/

🔗 https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/18041606

🔗 https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/29545208

🔗 https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/24601675

🔗 https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/17211115

Vetiver Oil

Renowned for its natural boosting effects on the central nervous system and immune system, this oil also helps to reduce toxin levels in the body.
A study in 2015 showed that its anti-oxidant properties helped with chemotherapy patients by lessening the toxins involved in Cisplatin (a chemotherapy drug used to treat various cancers). There are various scientific reports that state Vetiver Oil may also help to protect against DNA damage.
Its main benefits come from its soothing, restorative qualities that stimulate the immune system and nervous system to work better. For stress relief, Vetiver helps to control the adrenaline and cortisol flow through the body, balance blood pressure and stabilise heart rate. It also helps to regulate glucose in the blood stream, alleviate digestion problems and reduce reproduction problems that occur due to anxiety and tension. 

✅ Boost the CNS 

✅ Promotes better immunity 

✅ Reduces toxins 

✅ Balances blood pressure and heart rate in times of stress   

✅ Regulates glucose in the blood stream when anxious  

✅ Controls adrenaline and cortisol flow 

Sources:

🔗 https://draxe.com/vetiver-oil/

🔗 https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5590077/

🔗 https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/26604550

🔗 https://www.medicalnewstoday.com/articles/315114

Kim HJ, Chen F, Wang X, Chung HY, Jin Z. Evaluation of antioxidant activity of vetiver (Vetiveria zizanioides L.) oil and identification of its antioxidant constituents. J Agric Food Chem. 2005;53:7691–5. [PubMed] [Google Scholar]

Laser Aftercare

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KEY INGREDIENTS

Aloe Vera

Soothing and calming, Aloe Vera has been used for centuries as an anti-inflammatory for irritated, inflamed skin. Over the years, there have been countless studies to determine the effects of Aloe Vera as a healer especially on irritated, broken or wounded skin. Used in ancient medicine and modern medicine, it is well-known for promoting healing.

✅ Soothing and calming

✅ Anti-inflammatory

✅ Healing and restorative

Sources:

🔗 https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/29649056

🔗 https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/30256753

🔗 https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/31209704

Peppermint Oil

This essential oil is a natural pain reliever and muscle relaxant and works well post-laser treatment to cool inflamed skin while invigorating it too. Additionally, Peppermint Oil is well-known for its antispasmodic, antiseptic and antimicrobial effects so it helps to prevent skin infection. The oil is used extensively in alternative medicine.

✅ Anti-inflammatory

✅ Invigorating and cooling

✅ Antiseptic

✅ Antimicrobial

✅ Antispasmodic

Sources:

🔗 https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6259925/

🔗 https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5066694/

🔗 https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/30771044

🔗 https://www.webmd.com/vitamins/ai/ingredientmono-705/peppermint

Bisabolol

Sourced from the Candeia tree, Bisabolol works to promote the best possible absorption of nutrients into the skin. It calms skin inflammation because it acts as a natural anti- inflammatory.

When skin is exposed to the sun, Bisabolol helps to delay reddening caused by UV rays. In turn, it soothes and calms irritated skin and is especially suited to sensitive skin and skin that’s prone to acne, breakouts, rashes, rosacea, psoriasis, redness and sunburn. Additionally, Bisabolol is intensely moisturising as it contains a high concentration of Panthenol (a derivative of vitamin B). This helps skin to retain its moisture and prevents dryness.

Its ability to travel deep into the dermis means Bisabolol is able to plump up the skin and reduce fine lines and wrinkles and it stops the enzymes that break down collagen, instead, it stimulates collagen growth. Used in anti-ageing skincare, it can even delay the signs of ageing.

Another benefit of Bisabolol is that it is intensely healing and studies have proven that it speeds up the skin’s healing process following mild burns, skin irritation and sunburn. As it works well to prevent UV rays penetrating the skin, it’s excellent for those that suffer with hyperpigmentation because it inhibits the melanin synthesis.

Finally, Bisabolol has antimicrobial properties so it kills germs before they enter the skin, reducing the possibility of skin infections.

✅ Excellent for boosting moisture levels in the skin and keeping it hydrated

✅ Prevents collagen break-down

✅ Encourages collagen production

✅ Anti-ageing, helps to fade fine lines and wrinkles and prevents further lines developing

✅ Heals mild burns, skin irritation and sunburn

✅ A natural anti-inflammatory, it is soothing and calming

Sources:

🔗 https://www.researchgate.net/publication/45273957_Whitening_effect_of_a-bisabolol_in_Asian_women_subjects

🔗 https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0278691511003206

🔗 https://www.researchgate.net/publication/225389970_A_Review_of_the_Application_and_Pharmacological_Properties_of_a-Bisabolol_and_a-Bisabolol-Rich_Oils

🔗 https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/24894548

Lavender Oil

Lavender is renowned for its relaxing properties and for centuries, it has been used as a source of natural pain relief. Both antimicrobial and antifungal, it protects against bacterial attack.

Often Lavender Oil is used as an alternative to antibiotics when an infection cannot be treated and it is also used to soothe burns, abrasions or to alleviate other skin problems. Additionally, lavender is excellent at soothing headaches, muscular pain, promoting new skin growth and even boosting a flagging immune system.

✅ Soothing and calming

✅ Antimicrobial and antifungal

✅ Calms skin problems

✅ Treats burns and abrasions

✅ Boosts immunity

✅ Alleviates muscular pain and headaches

Sources:

🔗 https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/abs/pii/S0165587613003479

🔗 https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/26247152

🔗 https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/31945593

🔗 https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/32089724

Rosehip Oil

This oil is abundant in vitamins, minerals and essential fatty acids, all known for their nourishing and moisturising properties, especially in promoting healthy skincare. Rosehip Oil is extracted from the Canina Rose Bush and can help to calm itchy, inflamed skin, particularly because it possesses antiviral, antibacterial and antifungal properties. Additionally, it has a high concentration of vitamins A and C both are potent antioxidants that promote cell regeneration and prevent ageing. Skin looks radiant, plump and smooth with continued use and signs of hyperpigmentation also reduce due to its lycopene and beta-carotene contents, (these minerals work as excellent natural skin lighteners).

For laser therapy, Rosehip Oil is excellent at encouraging faster healing and tissue growth. Rosehip Oil is also beneficial for scar reduction and fading fine lines and wrinkles which is why it is often present in anti-ageing skincare.

Sources:

🔗 https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4655903/

🔗 https://file.scirp.org/Html/13-1050307_57497.htm

🔗 https://www.harpersbazaar.com/uk/beauty/skincare/news/a42344/benefits-of-rosehip-oil/

🔗 https://www.womenshealthmag.com/beauty/a25179864/benefits-of-rosehip-oil/

Vanderbilt University Hospital, Nashville

This medical hospital is embracing the benefits of aromatherapy and essential oils, using them when treating patients with anxiety and depression. The hospital is also using some essential oils for infection treatment because of the many health known benefits that help to deal with medical concerns without the need for invasive procedures.

In 2009, a study at The Vanderbilt University Hospital was conducted on pre-operative patients who were given lavender oil before their procedures and the results showed that they were less anxious about their surgery than those patients that did not receive lavender oil.

 

Lavender oil has also been used for many years by women giving birth to alleviate labour pains (as documented in 2007, the Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine).

Another study, published in 2016 in Pain Research and Treatment reported that aromatherapy can be used successfully to treat pain in combination with conventional methods.

Source:

🔗 https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5192342/

Christie Hospital, Manchester

The Christie hospital in Manchester boasts the largest cancer treatment centre in Europe. Studies at the hospital show that treatments (especially massage) using plant actives helped to improve patients’ wellbeing by reducing feelings of anxiety and depression.

The majority of patients reported better sleep quality, short-term relief from anxiety and improved pain control two weeks post treatment. Some patients still reported feeling the benefits up to eight weeks post cancer treatment.

77% OF PATIENTS REPORTED EXPERIENCING AT LEAST ONE BENEFIT
65% OF PATIENTS REPORTED FEELING MORE RELAXED
51% OF PATIENTS FELT A REDUCTION IN STRESS
47% OF PATIENTS BELIEVED TREATMENT SETTLED THEIR NAUSEA SIDE-EFFECT
55% OF PATIENTS SAID THEIR SLEEP QUALITY WAS IMPROVED

Source:

Stringer, J. and Donald, G. (2010) Aromasticks in Cancer Care – An innovationnot to be sniffed at. Complementary Therapies in Clinical Practice, vol. 17, pp. 116-121