We realized that about a year ago, Toby had stage 1 high blood pressure. High blood pressure runs in his family so it wasn't much of a surprise. Lavender and Aroma Life are both oils that can be used to help lower blood pressure. Because lavender is cheaper, we tried that first...with some changes but not enough. We got a bottle of Aroma Life. Within a week we starting noticing a bigger change than the lavender gave us. It was amazing! He continued to use it until he ran out of the oil. We decided to see if his blood pressure would remain normal without using the oil. That is one of the many benefits of essential oils, sometimes it just takes a bit to correct the problem and then it is no longer needed. So far he has been off the oil for about 2 months and his blood pressure is remaining the same. I am posting Toby's blood pressure numbers so you can see what we saw.
In case I haven't said it before, I love the oils! :)
152/90 Feb 15, 2011
140/84 March 5, 2011 - first reading after he started using Lavender
133/87 March 11, 2011
134/81 March 15, 2011
135/85 Oct 11, 2011 - first reading after he started using Aroma Life
132/88 Nov 7, 2011
122/84 Nov 21, 2011
120/70 Jan 14, 2012 - first reading after he stopped using the Aroma Life
118/70 March 25, 2012
Below is a chart that explains the blood pressure categories.