By nature I am a researcher and I am always looking for ways to enhance the life of my customers and clients.
As women one thing we look for as we age are the tools to improve the quality of life. We want to age gracefully and to be active as long as we can.
Essential oils are remarkable in ways that can support us as we age. The study below shares results on how certain essential oils can help reduce the muscle mass in women.
We suggest inhaling or applying nightly to achieve quality of life.
J Altern Complement Med
Objectives: The aim of this study was to find essential oils that have increased the oxytocin concentration in
postmenopausal women. Methods: Fifteen postmenopausal women participated in this study and the effects of 10
were exposed to the control first for 20 min, followed by exposure to an essential oil for 20 min. Each subject received
exposure to only a single kind of essential oil per day. Saliva was collected four times for each patient: immediately
before and immediately after control exposure, and immediately before and immediately after essential oil exposure.
The oxytocin concentration in the saliva was measured using a competitive ELISA kit. Results: The results showed
that salivary oxytocin concentrations increased significantly more after exposure to lavender, neroli, jasmine absolute,
roman chamomile, clary sage, and Indian sandalwood than after exposure to the control odor. Conclusions: The
aroma of certain essential oils may elicit increased secretion of oxytocin in postmenopausal women. This study
suggests that olfactory stimulation with any of a number of essential oils increases salivary oxytocin concentrations,
which may inhibit aging-induced reduction in muscle mass and function in women.