Essential Oils Supportive in Study for Postmenopausal Women

Essential Oils Supportive in Study for Postmenopausal Women

Published by Chalyce Macoskey on 15th Sep 2023

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

. 2020 Mar;26(3):226-230.

doi: 10.1089/acm.2019.0361. Epub 2020 Feb 3.

The Effects of Essential Oil on Salivary Oxytocin Concentration in Postmenopausal Women

Wataru Tarumi1, Kazuyuki Shinohara1



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

different essential oils were investigated. The essential oils included rose otto, sweet orangelavender, neroli,

frankincense, jasmine absolute, ylang ylang, roman chamomile, clary sage, and Indian sandalwood. The subjects

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.

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