Essential Oils Research



Below you will find research studies related to using essential oils. Enjoy!

Lavender

  • Motomura N, Sakurai A, Yotsuya Y. Reduction of mental stress with lavender odorant. Percept Mot Skills. 2001 Dec;93(3):173–8.
  • Lis-Balchin M. Aromatherapy Science: A guide for healthcare professionals. Great Britain: Pharmaceutical Press. 2006:219-226.

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Lemon

  • Niijima A, Nagai K. Effect of olfactory stimulation with flavor of grapefruit oil and lemon oil on the activity of sympathetic branch in the white adipose tissue of the epididymis. Exp Biol Med (Maywood). 2003 Nov;228(10):1190–2.
  • Kiecolt-Glaser JK, et al. Olfactory influences on mood and autonomic, endocrine, and immune function.
  • Psychoneuroendocrinology. 2008; 33(3):328-339.
  • Raudenbush B, et al. The effects of odors on objective and subjective measures of athletic performance. International Sports Journal. 2002;6(1):14-27

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Peace and Calming

  • Haze S, Sakai K, Gozu Y, et al. Effects of fragrance inhalation on sympathetic activity in normal adults. Jpn J Pharmacol. 2002 Nov;90(3):24–53.
  • Buckle J. Clinical Aromatherapy Essential Oils in Practice, 2nd Edition. p. 109,543,553.
  • Lis-Balchin M. (2006). Aromatherapy Science: A guide for Healthcare Professionals. p. 262, 260-263.
  • Tisserand R, Balacs T. Essential Oil Safety. p. 196,209.
  • Lawless J. The Illustrated Encyclopedia of Essential Oils. p. 122.

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Purification

  • Lawless, J. (1995) The Illustrated Encyclopedia of Essential Oils. Great Britain: Barnes and Noble, INC. pg. 126.
  • Fradin M.S., Day J.F. Comparative efficacy of insect repellants against mosquito bites. N Engl J Med 2002;347:13–8.
  • Code of Federal Regulations 21. Sec. 182.20 Essential Oils, olea resin (solvent-fee), and neutral extractives (including distillates).
  • Lis-Balchin M. (2006) Aromatherapy Science: A guide for Healthcare Professionals. Great Britain: Gray Publishing. pg.164-66.
  • Lawless, J. (1995) The Illustrated Encyclopedia of Essential Oils. Great Britain: Barnes and Noble, INC. pg. 58

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Thieves

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Valor

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Stress Away

  • Tisserand R, Balacs T. Essential Oil Safety: A Guide to Health Care Professionals. Churchill Livingstone. 1995.
  • Gruenwald J, Brendler T, Jaenicke C. PDR for Herbal Medicines. Medical Economics Company Inc. 1998.
  • Leung AY, Foster S. Encyclopedia of Common Natural Ingredients Used in Food, Drugs, and Cosmetics. John Wiley & Sons. 1996.

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Peppermint

  • Lawless J. (1995) The Illustrated Encyclopedia of Essential Oils. Great Britain: Barnes and Nobel, INC, p. 175.
  • Lis-Balchin M. (2006) Aromatherapy Science: A guide for Healthcare Professionals. Great Britain: Gray Publishing, p. 275-281.
  • Blumenthal M. (2000) Herbal Medicine, Expanded Commission E Monographs. Austin, Texas, American Botanical Council, p. 300-303.

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Frankincense

  • Lis-Balchin M, Hart S. A preliminary study of the effects of essential oils on skeletal and smooth muscle in vitro. J Ethnopharmacol. 1997 Nov;58(3):183–7.
  • http://www.naha.org/articles/frankincense%20and%20myrrh.htm
  • Mikhaeil BR, et al. Chemistry and Immunomodulatory Activity of Frankincense Oil. Z Naturforsch [C]. 2003 Mar-Apr;58(3-4):230-8.

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