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Doctor insights on: Aroma Vera Essential Oils

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What are the best essential oils (aromas) for focus and motivation?

What are the best essential oils (aromas) for focus and motivation?

Lemon, mint: Citrus scents tend to be uplifting and a few clinical trials indicate that lemon, in particular may help with learning. Mint is also invigorating. ...Read more

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Can aroma therapy and essential oils be used past the expiration date?

Can aroma therapy and essential oils be used past the expiration date?

Yes: Expiration dates on medicines, vitamins and herbs are often unreliable; while some drugs may go bad after a certain period, an essential oil is likely to remain beneficial for quite awhile after the expiration date. There is a chance it may become somewhat less potent over time but it is unlikely to be harmful in any way, especially if it is a pure essential oil. If it still smells good try it! ...Read more

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Why do I get such a deep, great nights sleep when I use tea tree oil as aroma therapy?

Why do I get such a deep, great nights sleep when I use tea tree oil as aroma therapy?

SIMPLE: You found something that induces levels of mental and pphysical relaxation that triggers the right environment to help you have a restful sleep! i'm jealous... ...Read more

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How is puresacra essential oil ?

How is puresacra essential oil ?

Looks great: It is difficult to evaluate the quality of herbs and essential oils as there is seldom objective data, but based on the info on their site and the many glowing reviews it seems to be a quality product.They specialize in Frankincense, which has been used foe millennia and has many benefits. See http://draxe.com/what-is-frankincense/ and http://articles.mercola.com/herbal-oils/frankincense-oil.aspx ...Read more

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Is there a medicinal effect of essential oils?

Is there a medicinal effect of essential oils?

Possibly: It depends on what you're using the essential oil for, but there are some positive studies. For instance, the use of lemon balm oil (melissa officinalis) for severe agitation in dementia: http://tinyurl.Com/p9xn2ky this one used 71 patients. 60% of the active treatment group vs 14% of the placebo group had reductions in agitation scores. ...Read more

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Any suggestions on which essential oils are better?

That depends on: What properties you desire them to have (what effect)? ...Read more

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Is there any health benefit to ingesting wintergreen essential oil?

Is there any health benefit to ingesting wintergreen essential oil?

Not vs the risk: Topically it may relieve pain. However the concentration of methyl salicylate in the oil is very high. 1 teaspoon is equal to 21 aspirins. Thus it could easily induce toxic effects. ...Read more

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Essential oils - aromatherapy--what are benefits?

Essential oils - aromatherapy--what are benefits?

Different effects: Some essential oils (or aromatherapy) can be calming and reduce stress -- such as lavender and lemon balm. Others may increase alertness, such as rosemary. Often they can be mixed with neutral carrier oils and massaged into the skin; also, they can be diffused into the air. Clinical studies are mixed -- so use them if you enjoy them, but don't rely on them alone for "a cure.". ...Read more