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Can Clinical Aromatherapy Make Dialysis Treatment More Comfortable for Patients?

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Research demonstrates that clinical-grade inhalation therapy can decrease both anxiety and depression during hemodialysis treatment. Read the article in its entirety on Medium.com.

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August 2016 Essential Oils Market Report

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The latest essential oils global market report was recently released that foreshadows what could be potential shortages in many oils due to Chinese factory closures. The Chinese government has recently started to re-examine how factories are run in terms of worker safety and pollution concerns. At this time, the closures are affecting factories in and around Jiaxing Province in particular, which is an area of the country that processes many different kind of essential oils, leading to what may be less availability and/or increases in prices for affected oils. Please click the link below to read the Prinova report in its entirety: August Essential...

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Essential Oils Market Report

Posted by Mark Kohoot on

A recently released marketing report from Prinova contained some especially relevant points of interest for those in the essential oils space. For instance, they are seeing strong demand for essential oils/naturals in the wider market, with a special emphasis on transparency in terms of product origins and purity.  This trend appears to be driven by Millennials, who want to understand where things are from and how they are produced. For Aeroscena, these findings are especially relevant and serve as yet another confirmation that as consumers become more educated, they will demand to know everything they can about a product, especially as these...

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Aeroscena: The Science of Scent

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Aeroscena® was founded 6 years ago with the purpose of exploring the science behind aromatherapy and legitimizing its use in the most demanding environments. Essential oils, for inhalation or otherwise, have been neglected by the traditional medical establishment and generally unregulated by the FDA. We hoped to prosper by applying clinical rigor to this promising class of new therapies, but the lack of regulatory guidelines gave us virtually no framework from which to work. So we did it ourselves.In collaboration with the Cleveland Clinic Wellness Institute, we have worked to create a set of standards for essential oils, with the...

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Scent Research

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Scent research has given us some amazing information about how humans process and respond to olfactory stimulation, especially as it relates to emotions. Consider the following, taken from The Smell Report, a publication of the Social Issues Research Centre in Oxford, England: Our olfactory receptors are directly connected to the limbic system, the most ancient and primitive part of the brain, which is thought to be the seat of emotion. Smell sensations are relayed to the cortex, where ‘cognitive’ recognition occurs, only after the deepest parts of our brains have been stimulated. Thus, by the time we correctly name a particular...

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