Lavender Bergamot Bath Soak
This blend is especially special to me because of how much it has personally helped me with my struggles with mental health. The effects Bergamot and Lavender have been proven to alter emotional responses of humans, and especially known to be helpful with temporarily easing some symptoms of depression and anxiety.
In a study, 40 healthy volunteers participated in the transdermal application of a blend of bergamot and lavender. Blood pressure, pulse rate, breathing rate, and skin temperature were recorded as indicators of the arousal level of the autonomic nervous system. The participants also rated their emotional condition in terms of relaxation, vigor, calmness, attentiveness, mood and alertness in order to assess subjective behavioural arousal.
Participants that received the placebo blend reported a statistically significant lesser amount of positive effects on their emotional responses, and the cohort with the actual blend claimed statistically significant decreases of pulse rate, and systolic and diastolic blood pressure which indicated a decrease of autonomic arousal. These participants also rates themselves more calm and more relaxed which ultimately suggest a decrease of subjective behavioural arousal.
It is important to note that this is a cosmetic product and is NOT a medical product, this is not a medical claim. This is gathered research from medical studies from the Department of Pharmaceutical Chemistry at Srinakharinwirot University in Thailand, and the entire article can be read here:
I chose to include this information to demonstrate the empirical evidence surrounding my own experience with this blend and to provide information and awareness for the effects natural products can have on emotional responses. This is in no way an alternative or substitute for medication nor does it constitute for medical advice. This is simply a handmade bath soak that has helped me, and I hope it helps you too ❤️