This is the first video in which I will discuss specific essential oils for brain support that have been found to be clinically effective and have verified mechanisms of actions from experimental studies. I begin with discussing lavender because it is one of the most-well known essential oils for soothing and calming. I have also included some bonus information on citronella, the “summertime oil.”
Watch this 12-minute video to learn about the following:
- Lavender oil’s ability to modulate various neurotransmitters, as found in animal and petri dish studies, and how this could explain its psychological effects.
- How lavender’s multiple actions could be used to impact neurological disorders, pain, seizures, and mood.
- What human trials have reported on lavender oil’s effects on the brain.
- Clinical studies that support lavender essential oil as an intervention for anxiety.
- The multi-system effects of lavender oil including its influence on hormones, the heart, and more.
- My favorite ways to use lavender essential oil including diffusing, inhalation, and topical applications.
- A human trial with children that used citronella essential oil had me delighted for a new application, beyond its use as an outdoor spray. (Hint it has to do with hair “itchies!”)
- An in vitro study on using citronella that may be applicable to humans as well.
- How to use citronella essential oil and a recipe for “Bug-Be-Gone” rub.
Please see the accompanying article for additional resources, safety considerations, references, and more information here.
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*Safety reminder: Please be extra sure to check with your doctor if you have a seizure disorder. The Epilepsy Society of the UK lists certain essential oils implicated for their antiseizure effect as well as those that have stimulating properties.
For additional safety and medical information, please be sure to visit my essential oils database. This includes a full category on how to use essential oils safely and potential drug interactions that can occur.
If you and/or your physician are interested in consulting with me to assist with supporting the integration of essential oils safely into a therapeutic protocol, essential oils consultations are available.
This material is for information purposes only and is not intended to diagnose, treat, or prescribe for any illness. You should check with your doctor regarding implementing any new strategies into your wellness regime. These statements have not been evaluated by the FDA. (Affiliation link.)
Disclaimer: This information is applicable ONLY for therapeutic quality essential oils. This information DOES NOT apply to essential oils that have not been tested for purity and standardized constituents. There is no quality control in the United States, and oils labeled as “100% pure” need only to contain 5% of the actual oil. The rest of the bottle can be filled with fillers and sometimes toxic ingredients that can irritate the skin. The studies are not based solely on a specific brand of an essential oil, unless stated. Please read the full study for more information.