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Posted on: November 2nd, 2011

Did you know that anxiolytic means anti-stress?

A recently released study shows a significant anti-stress effect of Sweet Orange essential. That’s why this essential oil is included in many of our blends. The second study was performed using Bergamot essential oil, similar to Bitter Orange, and one of the most highly regarded anti-stress, anti-depressant essential oils. The study revealed an anti-stress result from adolescents wearing an aromatherapy necklace, spiked with Bergamot.

Study 1: Anxiolytic-like effect of sweet orange aroma in Wistar rats.
Prog Neuropsychopharmacol Biol Psychiatry. 2010 Mar 6. Faturi CB, Leite JR, Alves PB, Canton AC, Teixeira-Silva F. Universidade Federal de Sergipe-Departamento de Fisiologia e Departamento de Química, Av. Marechal Rondon, S/N-CEP 49100-000-São Cristóvão/SE-Brazil.

Study 2: The effects of aromatherapy on stress and stress responses in adolescents 
J Korean Acad Nurs. 2009 Jun;39(3):357-65. Seo JY. Department of Nursing, Youngnam Foreign Language College, Gyeongsan, Korea. 

PURPOSE: This study was done to examine the effects of aromatherapy on stress and stress responses in adolescents. METHODS: A two-group cross-over design was used for this study. The experimental treatment was aroma essential oil (using Bergamot essential oil) inhalation and the placebo treatment was carrier oil inhalation using a necklace. 
CONCLUSION: Aroma inhalation could be a very effective stress management method for high school students.