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What is the Best Way to Diffuse Essential Oils?

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There are many different kinds of diffusers, but the most popular tend to be the vaporizing/misting variety as they tend to be inexpensive. However, Aeroscena®, Ascents®' parent company and research division, has spent more than 7 years developing products specifically for clinicians to use in professional settings. Clinicians like doctors and dentists will generally not use diffusers that produce a mist, because most of these diffusers are simply not hygienic enough. This is because misting aromatherapy systems are “open” and can therefore collect airborne bacteria. They also easily grow mold unless constantly cleaned -- distilled water must be used. Clinicians cannot risk making patients sick by...

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Aromatherapy Can Increase Dental Practice Revenues by Decreasing Dental Anxiety

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Research shows that dental anxiety affects 5-8% of all individuals.  An additional 20% of patients only see their dentist when experiencing a dental emergency or another urgent dental issue. This is more than just an issue of dental and general health; it is also a matter of lost revenue for practice owners.  Dental anxiety often leads to missed appointments, cancellations and difficulties with patient recall. A simple, effective solution that has been proven to help ease the fears of those experiencing dental anxiety is the use of in-office aromatherapy.  Studied in clinical settings, including dental offices, research has proven aromatherapy eases...

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Essential Oils Fight MRSA

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Aeroscena® believes that essential oils are one of the safest and most effective agents available to treat a multitude of medical issues, including anxiety, ADHD and insomnia.  And while aromatherapy is by far the most common way to utilize essential oils, scientists are beginning to open up to the possibility of other effective applications for these highly-complex natural compounds. In fact, the University of California at Santa Cruz is conducting clinical trials utilizing 18 different essential oils to discover which may be effective against Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus Aureus -- known to most as MRSA (MURR-sah). Says Scott Lokey, lead researcher, professor of chemistry and biochemistry at UCSC and director of...

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Air Fresheners or Air Toxifiers?

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Artificially-scented aerosol sprays, solid plug-ins, candles and diffused fragrance oils -- air fresheners are undoubtedly popular, and that popularity continues to increase.  In fact, according to research from Global Industry Analysts, Inc., the market for air fresheners will likely reach $10.4 billion by the year 2020.  While this is great news for the consumer package goods companies (CPGs) that develop, manufacture and market the lion's share of these types of air fresheners, it's actually terrible news for the consumers of these products.  What most people fail to understand is the negative impact of using standard (artificially-scented) air fresheners in their homes and...

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Treating Symptoms of Seasonal Allergies with Essential Oils

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March marks the beginning of spring, and while many are thrilled that longer, sunnier days and milder temperatures are just around the corner, others are far less enthusiastic about the start of the new season. These are the individuals who suffer from seasonal allergies, an at-times debilitating set of inflammatory immune responses caused by exposure to different types of pollen -- tree and grass being two of the most common this time of year.  Symptoms of seasonal allergies run the gamut from sneezing and congestion, to fatigue and even skin reactions such as rashes or hives.  There is an increasing body of evidence that provides an interesting look into...

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