Mood-Boosting Citrus Oils

What do Lemon, Lime, Orange, Bergamot, and Mandarin essential oils have in common? They make up the citrus family, and are warm, fresh, and vibrant! Citrus oils are well known for their antimicrobial, antifungal, anti-inflammatory, neuroprotective, anxiolytic, and anticonvulsant effects. This is largely due to their primary constituent, Limonene. Although each essential oil varies chemically, […]

Anxiety Relief with Lavender, Bergamot, and Palo Santo Essential Oils

What do Lavender, Bergamot, and Palo Santo essential oils have in common? Well for starters they possess antimicrobial and antioxidant activity, but they are also excellent anxiety reducers! (You’ll find reference to all this research at the end of this post). Not to mention they smell fantastic when blended together (woody, citrusy, with a floral touch….mmm). […]

Abdominal Issues? Cumin, Curcumene, and Fennel Provide Relief

Those afflicted with irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) are plagued with frequent abdominal pain, inflammation, bloating, and altered bowel movements. Sadly, IBS is one of the most common gastrointestinal disorders that impedes quality of life. Despite the number of patients frequently diagnosed with IBS, effective treatments are scarce or associated with several adverse effects. Even more […]

Five studies concluding ingesting Lavender Essential Oil Capsules Are Safe & Effective (and they’re easily made at home!)

A series of five studies have positively evaluated the safety and efficacy of 80mg (about 4-5 drops) of Lavender essential oil ingested in a capsule per day. Researchers conclude Lavender essential oil resulted in significantly better sleep, relief from anxiety ~ and one study in this series notes Lavender use “pronounced antidepressant effect and improved […]

Ingesting Essential Oils – Should You? Shouldn’t You? What’s the Real Story!?!

Ingesting essential oils: Is it safe? Can you ingest Ananda’s oils? Should you ingest any essential oils at all? Let’s get to the bottom of this! Ingestion is likely the hottest subject in Aromatherapy today, for a number of complex reasons. We get these questions ALL THE TIME: “Can essential oils be ingested?” and more […]