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What is the Best Essential Oil for Anxiety and Stress?

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Essential oils for anxiety have been used for hundreds of years. For most of that time, there was no documented, scientific evidence of essential oils’ efficacy, only the knowledge passed on from generation to generation -- folklore -- that there were oils that seemed to help people feel more relaxed or sleep better. However, over the last 25 years, and the last ten, in particular, researchers have become increasingly interested in conducting controlled studies using essential oils in order to understand if aromatherapy really works, and if so, how.  Lavender Aromatherapy for Anxiety and Stress Relief One of the most studied essential oils in...

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Global Clinical Aromatherapy Leader Aeroscena Donates PPE Care Packages to First-Line Medical Workers During the COVID-19 Pandemic

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Clinical aromatherapy leader Aeroscena has assembled and distributed care packages to help meet the needs of first-line medical workers working around the clock to combat COVID-19 in hospitals across the country. Each package contains certified KN95 masks, FDA-approved hand sanitizer, and Ascents clinical aromatherapy inhaler sachets in Calm and Focus formulas to support providers’ physical and mental health during these unprecedented times.   CLEVELAND (PRWEB) MAY 07, 2020 -- Clinical aromatherapy research and development leader Aeroscena is supporting front line medical workers in hospitals impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic by sourcing and distributing care packages of much-needed items. Each package contains a combination of personal...

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Essential Oils, Aromatherapy, and Self-Care During the COVID-19 Pandemic

Posted by Shannon Eggleton on

It is, no doubt, a very stressful and anxious time on a global level as the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) continues to spread. There are still many unknowns, and as we adjust to this new normal, finding healthy, sustainable ways to cope will become increasingly important. The evidence-based use of essential oils in aromatherapeutic formulas is one such tool that can be used to help manage some of the symptoms that are the result of this collective anxiety, including stress and insomnia, as well as boost energy and focus during this very difficult period. Self-care will become paramount, if it hasn’t already. For frontline caregivers,...

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How can aromatherapy fight caregiver stress, compassion fatigue, and job burnout in healthcare professionals?

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Compassion fatigue, job burnout and caregiver stress are becoming more widely studied and publicized conditions, especially as it pertains to the health of front-line caregivers such as nurses and medical assistants. This is especially true at this moment, when the COVID-19 pandemic is shaking global healthcare to its very core. This makes it even more important to recognize the effects of and differences between these conditions on frontline healthcare professionals.  What are the differences between compassion fatigue, job burnout and caregiver stress?  While many people use the terms interchangeably and they do share commonalities, the three are not the same.  Compassion fatigue,...

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What are aromatherapy patches?

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    Aromatherapy patches (also known as aromatherapy stickers, or aromatherapy tabs) are a simple, first-line nursing intervention. While also used in home environments, they were initially developed for hospital use.  There are several different essential oil patch form factors available on the market, but all have a “sticker”-like quality and can adhere either directly to the skin or to certain types of clothing, depending on the adhesive used during manufacture. Patches that are meant to be placed on the skin, like Ascents® Tabs, were designed with a proprietary occlusive barrier that prevents the essential oils in the patch from making direct...

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