Relaxing candles have long been popular among women.
The natural calming properties of these essential oils have been proven to ease the body and mind.
But now, we are finding that some people are using them in more dangerous ways.
Many are resorting to using them as drugs.
According to a study conducted by the University of Wisconsin, about 25 percent of women aged between 18 and 50 admitted to using the drug to calm their mind and body.
Some of these women also used the candle in a number of ways, including using it as a sleeping aid, to calm a migraine or to give them a boost of energy to get them through a tough day.
Now, a new study is looking at the effects of these same essential oils on human beings.
It also finds that many women using these products do not realise the full risks associated with their use.
The study, published in the journal Clinical Pharmacology & Therapeutics, found that most of the women using the essential oils had taken other drugs to relieve symptoms, including sedatives, anti-anxiety drugs and tranquilisers.
This meant that some of them were not aware of the dangers of using these essential oil products.
Some women even took the essential oil as a ‘beverage’ and were not familiar with the consequences of drinking alcohol or using cannabis, which is a highly addictive substance.
According the study, women who used these essential products had more difficulty sleeping, thinking and focusing than women who did not use them.
This made them more vulnerable to physical and mental health problems such as depression and anxiety.
A woman’s body, mind and spirit, is all linked to her heart, says study lead author Dr Aimee M. Fink.
This is a very important area in the human body, which affects everything from our health to our happiness, she says.
‘If we can find ways to reduce the risk of a lot of these things, it can reduce the risks of some of these harmful effects that women may be taking on a daily basis.’
One of the main reasons for this is the fact that the key ingredient in these essential oils, a chemical called aloe vera, is also known to have anti-inflammatory properties.
This could potentially reduce the inflammation associated with certain illnesses, such as inflammatory bowel disease, says the study’s lead author, Dr Airee M Fink from the Department of Biomedical Sciences, University of Western Australia.
She also says that there is evidence that these oils are able to help with anxiety.
This may be because aloe is thought to help calm the mind, while relaxing the body.
‘Aloe and its components are known to relieve anxiety,’ says Fink, ‘and this may have a protective effect.’
If the body has an excess of a certain compound, the body is able to produce a lot more of it, which may contribute to the overall inflammation.
So, if we can reduce this inflammation, it might reduce the symptoms associated with anxiety, depression and related conditions.’
A study in the Journal of the American Medical Association found that women who had used an essential oil to help relax their body had lower levels of cortisol, a stress hormone, and more beneficial levels of vitamin B6 and vitamin D3, both of which could help them regulate their immune system and reduce inflammation.
This suggests that aloe may be able to reduce anxiety, stress and inflammation, and even help with depression.
Dr Aine Saffron, a clinical psychologist who specialises in treating anxiety disorders, says that aloes effect is a great help to women.
‘There is good evidence that this is a treatment that can help alleviate anxiety, and depression, and also some of the other common side effects that are associated with some of our medications,’ she says, ‘And there is also some research suggesting that alodys can reduce levels of certain inflammatory molecules.’
But not everyone is happy with these claims.
‘I don’t think it’s good for women to use this stuff as an essential for their body, or as a remedy for anxiety and depression,’ says Dr Aissa L. Lopes, a psychiatrist and psychotherapist who specialise in treating mental health issues, including post-traumatic stress disorder.
‘It can be dangerous.’
The study found that one-third of the people who took the drugs for relaxation did so for pleasure, and that they also felt that they were doing the essential to relax them.
‘This is very dangerous, and is not recommended for anyone,’ says Lopes.
‘People should talk to their doctor about it and ask for their information before using it.
If they feel that this medication is not helping them, they should seek medical advice.’
The study also found that alogos essential oil was also linked to the use of illegal substances, such in a study in which the researchers found that some women were using it to make themselves feel better.
‘The use of essential oils in this way,