Studies related to Relaxation and Lavender

Ambient Odors Of Orange And Lavender Reduce Anxiety And Improve Mood In A Dental Office

Effect Increase
Trial Design Cohort
Trial Length 24 hours
Number of Subjects 200
Gender Both Genders
Age Range 18-29, 30-44, 45-64, 65+
Notes for this study:
The aroma of lavender was more effective than orange, music, or nothing in reducing anxiety and improving mood state in the setting of a dental office lobby.

The Effects Of Lavender Oil Inhalation On Emotional States, Autonomic Nervous System, And Brain Electrical Activity

Effect Increase
Trial Design Double blind
Trial Length 24 hours
Number of Subjects 20
Gender Both Genders
Age Range 18-29
Body Types Average
Notes for this study:
Relative to placebo aroma (almond oil), Lavender was associated with reductions in blood pressure and improvements in a relaxed mental state (self reports of relax, good, active, and fresh self-reports) and accompanying alterations in brain wave function

Lavender Bath Oil Reduces Stress And Crying And Enhances Sleep In Very Young Infants

Effect Increase
Trial Design Cohort
Trial Length n/a
Number of Subjects 30
Gender n/a
Notes for this study:
Addition of low levels of lavender to an infants bath (aromatherapy) noted that both the mother experienced apparent reductions in stress with the infant crying less; both mother and baby had less salivary cortisol after lavender.