August 8, 2023

Alzheimer's disease is the most prevalent type of dementia and the number of people living with it is expected to triple by 2050. The progressive memory loss and behavioral changes over years is a painful process for those with Alzheimer's disease and their families and caregivers. Aromatherapy is a complementary and alternative therapeutic method that has attracted much attention worldwide. According to recent research, aromatherapy can improve sleep, alleviate psychobehavioural symptoms and improve quality of life in patients with Alzheimer’s disease, which may be related to reducing the level of oxidative stress in patients and inhibiting inflammatory factors; it is a non-drug intervention that can be widely applied.

August 1, 2023

It’s still too hot to break out the hot apple cider and steaming cocoa. An apple pie slushy is the best of both worlds—summer sweet and refreshingly cool for those hot end-of-summer days, with just the right amount of cozy fall flavors to get you in the mood for all things autumn.

Aple Pie Slushy

The sweet, fruity in-between of refreshing summer sippin’ and autumn vibes, this slushy recipe boasts an irresistible apple pie flavor enhanced with Cinnamon Bark Vitality™ and Nutmeg Vitality™ essential oils.This recipe makes two servings.

July 27, 2023

Is it so nice to have an ice-cold drink in your hand during this summer heat? These sweltering, hot days call for a tall glass of something fresh, cool, and flavorful. Here is a list of DIY summer mocktails the whole family can enjoy.

Cucumber Lemon Cooler

Looking for a drink that pairs well with your summer salads and grilling go-tos? Enter the cucumber lemon cooler. Refreshing and fizzy, it’s the crisp complement to any BBQ meal. Since the flavor is nice and light, use ice cubes instead of crushed ice to avoid diluting your drink too quickly. (Cubed ice will take longer to melt in the hot sun.)


  • ½ cucumber
  • 2–3 drops Lemon Vitality™
  • 1 lemon, juiced
  • 1 tablespoon honey
  • 4 ounces club soda or sparkling water
  • Mint leaves for garnish, if desired


1. Chop cucumber into small pieces and mix with Lemon Vitality, lemon juice, and honey in a bowl. Let sit for 10 minutes to allow the flavors to infuse.
2. Place cucumber mixture in the bottom of a mason jar and pour club soda on top. Add ice and mix well.
3. Add mint for garnish.

July 12, 2023

Neuropathic pain (NP) is a chronic condition that occurs due to an injury or disease of the somatosensory system. Generally, Neuropathic pain affects 7%–10% of the world's population and its prevalence is likely to increase with ageing, cancer survival and other chronic disease. The currently available drugs used for the management of NP are inadequate due to poor efficacy and tolerability. Anxiety, depression and other mood disorders are comorbidities that characterize about 34% of patients with Neuropathic pain, extensively affecting the patient's quality of life. However, there are no effective and safe treatments that can deal with the symptoms and comorbidity of Neuropathic pain. An increasing number of patients choose alternative medicine to relieve the symptoms of various pathological processes, including pain and aromatherapy, consisting in the medicinal uses of essential oils extracted from aromatic plants, is one of the most used. Several clinical studies have reported that massage or inhalation with selected essentials oils reduced symptoms associated to pain and anxiety.

June 28, 2023

Anxiety is a growing issue in society, especially among young people. The terms anxious and being nervous are often used interchangeably, and it is pretty common to hear someone say that he is feeling anxious when faced with a situation that makes them uncomfortable. Normal anxiety levels represent our body alarm system, which improves people's attention and problem-solving, motivates work towards goal, and does not negatively interfere with daily functioning. Anxiety disorders are the most prevalent psychiatric conditions; up to 33.7% of people suffer from an anxiety disorder during their lifetime. Anxiety disorders are the most prevalent psychiatric conditions; up to 33.7% of people suffer from an anxiety disorder during their lifetime.  Among the fewest drugs discovered are those belonging to the class of anxiolytics. Although some drug targets for anxiety disorders are established, it is hard to modify and selectively choose the active principle for those targets. Thus, the ethno medical approach to treating anxiety disorders remains one of the most prevalent ways for (self)managing the symptoms. Melissa officinalis L. (lemon balm) has been extensively used as an ethnomedicinal remedy for the treatment of different psyche-related symptoms, especially dose related to restlessness. According to studies, more than 40% of patients in Serbia suffering from different non-psychotic disorders use different herbal products for the treatment of their symptoms. One of the most frequently used plant species was reported to be Melissa officinalis. 


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