The Effects of Rose Oil on Women and Men

Put a couple drops of rose oil in a diffuser and you get the attention of every woman within smelling distance.  The wonderfully intense smell of a rose is sweet and floral and generally effects women by calming them. Other benefits can include balancing hormones, easing menstrual cramps, PMS symptoms and leveling mood. The effect of the scent of a rose is usually instantaneous and most women will report it’s one of their favorite scents.  That’s why it’s used in thousands of facial creams and costly perfumes. And, rose oil is a very well known natural aphrodisiac.

While rose oil is also an aphrodisiac for men, the most often reported effects usually center around relief from stress, mental fatigue, and adding to memory and alertness. It’s also effective in treating insomnia. For many men, sweet and tasty scents, like vanilla and almond and more fruity scents, are preferred to florals like rose oil.

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Lavender Helps You Sleep

lavenderwebLavender is a flowering plant that grows natively in the Mediterranean, but can now be found in the US, Australia and most of Europe.  It’s a shub with a woody stalk and small light blue or purple flowers.

The fragrance is found in air fresheners, lotions, body washes, potpourris, perfumes and just about everything that’s scented. The essential oils in lavender are great for many things, from reducing stress and anxiety, to curbing post-op pain.

It can also help you sleep. When essential oils are inhaled, the compounds will relax you and promote calmness, which helps you sleep more easily. While it’s not a cure for insomnia, lavender can certainly help.  SVMTG sells 100% pure essential oils like lavender and special aromatherapy diffusers to make sure the essence stays where you want it. Try it and rest!

Eucalyptus is not just for Koala bears

KoalaEssential oil produced from the blue gum eucalyptus tree is well recognized for it’s therapeutic properties. It’s an antibacterial, antiviral, and deodorant. It clears mucus from the lungs (it’s used in most vapor rubs), and, when applied directly (carefully) to the skin, can relieve rheumatic, arthritic, and other types of pain.

Typically, eucalyptus oils are extracted from leaves and diluted for application directly to the skin or to be inhaled.

Eucalyptus oil should not be taken by mouth or applied to the skin full-strength. It must be diluted for safety. The diluted oil is taken by mouth for pain and swelling (inflammation) of respiratory tract mucous membranes, coughs, bronchitis, sinus pain and inflammation, asthma, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), and respiratory infections.

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