Aromatherapy

The big question people have about aromatherapy: does it work? Answers aren't as clear cut as most of us would like. However, it's no secret that scent can calm, arouse and focus.

Studies have shown that aromatherapy may have health benefits, including:

  • Relief from anxiety and depression
  • Improved quality of life for people with chronic health conditions
  • Improved sleep

Smaller studies suggest that aromatherapy with lavender oil may help:

  • Reduce pain for people with osteoarthritis of the knee
  • Improve quality of life for people with dementia
  • Reduce pain for people with kidney stones