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Friday, November 28, 2014

Rose Essential Oil Benefits Skin, Depression and Hormones - DrAxe.com

Rose Oil Improves Depression
A perfect example of how beneficial Rose oil can be is seen in how it affects depression. As our ancestors battled situations where their mental status was dampened, or otherwise impaired, they would have been naturally drawn to the pleasant sights and smells of the flowers that surrounded them. I have never seen a person take a whiff of a powerful rose and not smile and then remark how incredible and uplifting it is.
The journal Complementary Therapies in Clinical Practice recently published a study that set out to prove these types of natural reactions to rose aromatherapy clinically. Taking as their subject group 28 postpartum women, the researchers separated them into two groups: one who would be treated with 15 minute sessions of a 2.5% solution of rose/lavender oil aromatherapy twice a week for 4 weeks, and a control group.
Their results were quite remarkable. Not only was it discovered that the women experienced a significant decrease in postnatal depression scores, they also reported marked improvement in general anxiety disorder!
How to use rose oil for depression: If you're ever feeling anxious or down in the dumps try putting 5 drops of rose and 5 drops of lavender in a diffuser by your nightstand before bed and hopefully you should wake up renewed and at peace!

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