"At first I thought fum was a silly idea, how could it have any benefits, but after my sister got one I tired it and was convinced I had to have one too. I used peppermint oil only for a while, but it was getting boring. I figured since I suffered panic attacks often, lavender oil would help with that, so mixing them and fuming whenever I felt one coming on, and ever since I've been calmer and have had less and less!" -customer review
"I am loving my FUM since I got it! <3 Was suffering today and was in great need of some seasonal support. Put some Lavender and Peppermint in my Fum. five minutes later and I was good to go for the rest of the day" -FÜM Fam Facebook Group
"I'm so glad I purchased this product It's super fun to use and has been the best way to consume essential oils that I have seen. I've used numerous other methods for essential oils, such as vaporizers, direct application, consumption in foods and liquids. This is by far the best. Also the essential oils that come with the product are the best on the market. I use my own lavender the first time I received the product and it immediately calmed a very nauseous feeling from a bad reaction to an antibiotic." - customer review
What is Lavender?Lavender's health benefits were discovered in the Mediterranean region over 2,500 years ago. Lavandla Angusttifolia, otherwise known as lavender, is a cross between two plants called Lavandula Hybrida and Lananduala Latifolian. Both of which are a part of the mint family. Therefore, Lavender contains similar health benefits as Peppermint Essential Oils.
Lavender Oil + FUM Benefits
Improve Mood and Stress: Studies published in the International Journal of Psychiatry in Clinical Practice and International Journal of Neuropsychopharmacology revealed that Lavender's main component, Silexan, helps with a number of mental health issues, including; anxiety disorders, postpartum depression, emotional stress, insomnia, and PTSD symptoms.
Supports Brain Function: Research reveals that inhaling Lavender Essential Oil can help prevent brain oxidative stress resulting in improvement of cognitive impairment. Additionally, studies published by the Swiss journal, Molecules, showed that Lavender Oil antioxidant properties can help treat neurological dysfunctions such as strokes.
Natural Pain Killer: Lavender works as a natural sedative and an anticonvulsant agent. Studies conducted by European Neurology revealed significant reduction in pain for people with chronic migraines when inhaling Lavender Essential Oil for 15 minutes. Similar results were found for treating dysmenorrhea; which includes, lower abdominal cramping and menstrual pain.
Complementary Therapy for Cancer Treatment: African Journal of Traditional, Complementary and Alternative Medicines published a study conducted on Lavender Oil aromatherapy and how it helps cancer patients with the negative side effects of harsh cancer treatments. Due to the calming nature and antioxidant components of Lavender Oil, it has shown to help cancer patients with stress, nausea, chronic pain, depression, stimulates the immune system and improves sleep.
Increases Body's Antioxidants: Free radicals, such as toxins and pollutants are known to be the most common risk factor of every disease. Free radicals have the ability to shut down your immune system and cause abnormal cell production. The body's fighting response against damage from free radicals is to produce antioxidant enzymes, especially glutathione; the most powerful antioxidant in the body. Phytomedicine, revealed that Lavender Oil had the ability to help the body fight toxins and could prevent diseases.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Jocelyn's passion to help others drives her work here at FUM. Jocelyn uses her research knowledge to bring information to the FUM Family on how to improve health. She graduated with a degree in Business Management and Organizational Communication from University of Ottawa and currently lives in Calgary, Canada.