Aromatherapy And Botox
Are you toying with getting Botox to ease those angry wrinkles, but the idea of a needle in the forehead prevents you from knocking on the dermatologist’s door? Well, your hesitation may be at an end. According to a new study, the answer could be as simple as inhaling oil of lavender.
According to a new study, medical experts from the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine and the Baumann Cosmetic and Research Institute, discovered that patients who sniffed oil of lavender right before getting their Botox injections had an impressive reduction in heart rate both before and after the shots, when compared with those who were treated only with a control placebo scent.
There have been other studies supporting lavender’s calming effects. Researchers at Charles Stuart University in Australia reviewed trials testing the outcomes of lavender aromatherapy. They found mounting evidence that lavender has strong physiological effects. In one of the studies scientists compared responses with two essential oils thought to have opposite effects on alertness: soothing lavender and invigorating rosemary. The study followed brain activity with an EEG machine, finding that the group subjected to lavender aromatherapy did in fact show brainwaves suggesting drowsiness, while the group subjected to rosemary experienced increased alertness.