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Are there any smells in aroma therapy that can help with stress or anxiety?

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 25 years experience
Aromatherapy: Essential Oils that may assist with stress/ anxiety include: Lavender, Roman Chamomile, Ylang ylang, Sandalwood, Bergamot, Geranium rose, Mandarin, Sage (clary), Basil, Bay, Cypress, Hyssop, Juniper , Marjoram, Patchouli, Melissa and Neroli.
Dr. Tanya Russo
Pediatrics 25 years experience
Relaxing oils: Lavender essential oil (anti-anxiety) Mandarin essential oil (calming) Bergamot essential oil (relaxing) Ylang Ylang essential oil (sedative) Jasmine essential oil (sedative) Patchouli essential oil (stress relief) Sandalwood essential oil (sedative)

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