Citrus aurantium Aroma for Anxiety in Patients with Acute Coronary Syndrome

Objective: This study evaluated the antianxiety effect of Citrus aurantium aroma (neroli oil) inhalation on patients with acute coronary syndrome (ACS).

Design: A double-blind, placebo-controlled randomized trial.

Setting/Location: This study was conducted in the Coronary Care Unit of Torfeh Hospital in Tehran, Iran, from September 2017 to February 2018.

Subjects: A total of 140 hospitalized ACS patients (mean age = 56.72 ± 11.38 years)

Interventions: Eligible patients were randomly assigned to citrus aroma and placebo groups to receive inhalation aromatherapy 2 days after hospitalization. Citrus aroma was 30% essential oil of Citrus aurantiumL. flowers in paraffin, which was administrated three times a day. The placebo group received paraffin similarly.

Outcome measures: The rate of anxiety was measured at baseline and after intervention using the State–Trait Anxiety Inventory.

Results: At baseline, citrus aroma and placebo groups were similar in demographic characteristics as well as anxiety scores. After intervention, mean anxiety scores in the two groups become significantly different; the scores were 34.66 ± 9.6 and 42.36 ± 6.4 for citrus aroma and placebo groups, respectively (p< 0.0001). No side effect was observed.

Conclusions: According to the current findings, aromatherapy with Citrus aurantium L. aroma (neroli oil) may be a safe and efficient intervention and can be considered an easy and applicable method to reduce anxiety in patients with ACS.

Citrus aurantium Aroma for Anxiety in Patients with Acute Coronary Syndrome: A Double-Blind Placebo-Controlled Trial | The Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine
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Let Me Be • DIY Blending

Let Me Be • Undiluted •For DIY Blending

You are probably already familiar with our Let Me Be bug sprayLet Me Be•Undiluted contains the same essential oil blend found in our Let Me Be bug spray and is ideal for diffusing & DIY blending.

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You DIY blend when you need to make your blend either stronger or more concentrated (because you are especially delicious to outdoor pests), or less concentrated (for children, the elderly, and if you have any health issues or are pregnant or lactating – in which case you need to check with your health care practitioner before using any essential oils).

You can pick-up a bottle of Let Me Be and DIY blending supplies (e.g. spray bottles and blending instructions) from me at the Guelph Farmers’ Market.

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Aromatherapy Bug Spray Workshop

Working with Essential Oils: Aromatherapy ‘Bug Spray’ 

Do summertime insects find you delicious? Do you want a safe & healthy alternative to the conventional chemical concoctions commercially available? Then you are in the right place.  I will teach you my tried and tested ‘Build-a-Blend’ process. 

Here’s what we’ll cover in this workshop:

• The bug deterring properties of essential oils and how they are used to deter summer pests

• Learn the basics of blending for passive and active diffusing

• Learn the basics for blending for topical use. I’ll explain what ‘concentration level’ means and why it is important

• Learn my ‘Build-a-Blend’ process and become a blending SuperStar!

• Learn the importance of keeping good notes so you can replicate your recipe in the future 

• Make & take a customized ‘bug spray’ tailored for the intended user (e.g. adult, child, dog, etc.)

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Book your Bug Off! • Workshop

Bugs buggin’ you?  Worried about toxicity levels in synthetic bug sprays? Find out how essential oils can help.

Book this class as a private workshop.  You and 4 of your friends choose the day and time and get me all to yourselves! 

Email ljturtlearomatherapy at for details.

I am now accepting students for this 2-hour workshop that covers safety use profiles and hands-on blending training.

This workshop covers safety use profiles for four essential oils known for their anti-bug properties. You will learn how to ‘build-a-blend’ and create an all-natural, aromatherapeutic spray that is safe for use on the skin.

Your Workshop Kit Includes: a 5 ml bottle of each essential oil covered in this class (four) and a 100 ml bottle of my proprietary water-based spray (you will add your customized essential oil blend to a pre-blended base).  You will also receive an empty 5 ml amber bottle for creating an undiluted blend suitable for diffusing.

You will go home with a customized blend for diffusing and one safe for topical use; and enough ingredients and bottles to practice your new skills and knowledge at home.  You will also go home with LJ Turtle ‘Build-a-Blend’ worksheets and educational & safety literature about each essential oil covered in this class.  Safety first & always.

The value of the workshop kit on its own is $58.25 + HST.  For less than the cost of the kit, you get the full attention of a Certified Aromatologist Professional with the Canadian Federation of Aromatherapists.  Feel confident learning from someone with academic credentials.

Investment: $48.75 + HST • Includes your Workshop Kit (valued at $58.25 + HST)

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