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The Vagus Nerve: A Pathway to Relaxation

With the launch of their latest product, Vagus Nerve Bath Oil, OSEA completes their Vagus Nerve Collection, a trio of products that soothe and relax with an aromatherapeutic blend of essential oils in three delivery methods. Before we explore them, take a moment to learn about the vagus nerve. This vital nerve is the longest cranial nerve in the body and the one that’s responsible for our ability to relax and let go. It is part of the parasympathetic nervous system, responsible for controlling the body’s “rest and digest” functions. Nicknamed ‘the wandering nerve’, it meanders through the body from the brain stem to the abdomen and plays a vital role in a wide range of bodily functions, including digestion, heart rate, respiration, immunity and maintaining homeostasis. It does this by releasing acetylcholine, a neurotransmitter that activates specific receptors in the body. For example, activation of the vagus nerve can slow down the heart rate and increase digestive activity, while inhibiting the vagus nerve can lead to increased heart rate and decreased digestive activity.

There is growing evidence that stimulation of the vagus nerve may have several health benefits. For instance, studies have shown that vagus nerve stimulation can reduce inflammation, lower blood pressure, and improve symptoms of conditions such as rheumatoid arthritis, chronic pain, and depression. It has also been shown to improve heart function in people with heart failure and may even can reverse certain types of brain damage. Further research is needed to fully understand the potential therapeutic applications of vagus nerve stimulation, but it is an area of active investigation and holds promise for the treatment of a wide range of conditions.

On our own, working with this important pathway can be transformative in efficiently releasing stress, quelling anxiety, and easing into deep, stage 4 sleep.

OSEA, a brand that has mastered the art of bridging the gap between skincare and wellbeing, has crafted a botanical toolkit featuring three products with a scientifically studied aromatherapeutic blend of chamomile, lime, rosemary, juniper and lavender that’s been shown to support our transition into a relaxed state by way of the vagus nerve. We love the OSEA Vagus Nerve Collection and think you will too.

“My favorite is the Vagus Nerve Oil; I love massaging it on my neck and chest before bed. I sleep so well – it’s like magic!”
– Jeannie Jarnot

The OSEA Vagus Nerve collection offers three ways tune in and tame this vital nerve. Select one or indulge in all three.

OSEA Vagus Nerve Oil

Vagus Nerve Oil

Ultra-concentrated, dispense one pump into palms, cup hands and inhale deeply. Massage onto the neck and chest, ending behind the earlobes.

OSEA Vagus Nerve Pillow Mist

Vagus Nerve Pillow Mist

Elegant and diffused, mist onto linens before turning in.

OSEA Vagus Nerve Bath Oil

Vagus Nerve Bath Oil

For a fully immersive therapy, pour a capful or two onto the surface of bath water or a footbath, and swirl

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