Lavender and Sandalwood Aromatherapy Minimizes Anxiety in Women Undergoing Breast Biopsy

Lavender and Sandalwood Aromatherapy Minimizes Anxiety in Women Undergoing Breast Biopsy

We've all been there, we diligently (albeit begrudgingly at times) schedule and attend our important annual physical with our primary doctors, follow-up with blood tests, bone density scans, and the ever-important mammogram — and  subsequently, some are given news that further testing is required. Our natural response? Fear, anxiety and stress.

If you're like most, you may indulge in a glass of wine or a favorite cocktail to take the edge off. But stop right there… according to recent scientific research, thanks to the bounty of nature there's a natural way to mitigate those feelings of stress and anxiety. Recent studies conducted by the National Institute of Health have definitively determined that Lavender and Sandalwood significantly reduce anxiety in women undergoing breast biopsy.

The importance of honoring ourselves.
You may not want to go for your annual exams. Let's be honest, it's a drag, it takes a lot of time, adds to yearly medical costs and is just plain inconvenient. However, it is critical that we do so, we owe it to ourselves and our loved ones.

According to, breast cancer accounts for approximately 30% of all new cancer cases each year in the United States, while globally, it is currently the most common cancer, accounting for 12.5% of all new annual cancer cases worldwide.. The American Cancer Society estimates about 13% (about 1 in 8) of U.S. women are going to develop invasive breast cancer in the course of their life.

Every day new advances are being made in medicine to increase survival rates. Another statistic from the The American Cancer Society tells us that Breast cancer death rates have been decreasing steadily since 1989, for an overall decline of 43% through 2020. The decrease in death rates is believed to be the result of finding breast cancer earlier through screening and increased awareness, as well as better treatments. So if you haven't scheduled or completed your yearlies yet, please do so today!

If you or someone you care about is dealing with a medical issue of any kind — pending testing or even recent diagnosis — indulge yourself or that special person in your life to a natural way to calm.

Our Cotton Blossom and Lavender fragrance collection is a staple of our Wellness Collection. Available in candles and room sprays — this healing fragrance makes the perfect gift for you or someone special. Check out the collection.

Also part of our Wellness Collection (and a customer favorite!), our Sandalwood and Honey candles make the perfect gift for your home oasis, or for someone special in your life. Check out the collection.

Here at Bon Terre™, we believe that no matter what we're facing, and whatever your journey, every day should be lived to the fullest and most healthy way possible. Our essential Soy Coconut base candles developed with the purest essential botanical oils are the healthy way to enjoy candles in your home. Our room sprays, created with the same pure botanicals are sure to delight.

Wishing you peace, love, calm and good health…


Read the Study Here:
Published in NIH — National Library of Medicine
Randomized Controlled Trial
2017 Oct;14(5):394-402.
doi: 10.1111/wvn.12229. Epub 2017 Apr 10.

A Randomized Controlled Trial Provides Evidence to Support Aromatherapy to Minimize Anxiety in Women Undergoing Breast Biopsy
Anxiety: This study of 87 women undergoing a breast biopsy showed that lavender, sandalwood, and orange-peppermint aromatherapy helped reduce their anxiety. Their beginning anxiety levels were self-reported, as were their anxiety levels after the aromatherapy.