Essential Oils & Aromatherapy In the Workplace

  1. Hi! My name is Diana Walters and I would love to have your help! I'm trying to put together some information on hospitals that use essential oils in patient care and/or have aromatherapy/message as part of patient therapies.

    I'd like to try to compile some information to share with our hospital officers in the hopes of moving our hospital system toward a more holistic approach to healthcare. So, if you would like to share information about your hospital program I'd love to hear from you! Or if you have a tip for research materials or ideas for research, I'd love to hear those too.

    Any and all input will be much appreciated yall. Thanks in advance.
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  2. 7 Comments

  3. by   loriangel14
    My facility is scent free. The aromatherapy would be a no go.
  4. by   CapeCodMermaid
    I'm not in the hospital, but my facility uses aromatherapy in our Mind/Body program. We have several residents with end stage dementia. They cannot actively participate in activities so they are gathered in a room with one CNA. We close the blinds and drapes, play quiet music, do hand massages, and use aromatherapy as part of the overall 'experience'. There is a waiting list for the group.
    Personally, MY idea of aromatherapy is smelling the chocolate chip cookies baking in the main activities room!
  5. by   That Guy
    Quote from loriangel14
    My facility is scent free. The aromatherapy would be a no go.
    How do you manage that? Ours smells of stale smoke, BO and cheap perfume.
  6. by   loriangel14
    Quote from That Guy
    How do you manage that? Ours smells of stale smoke, BO and cheap perfume.
    No smoking on the grounds. No perfume or scented products.
  7. by   MunkeyLuv
    I am very interested in this too. I have a friend whose pharmacy has peppermint to use for nausea and odor. Have you called your pharmacy? There are a handful of hospitals using Young living oils. One is The Cleveland Clinic. you could look them up for a contact?
  8. by   meanmaryjean
    Scent free as well for the benefit of our asthma patients.
  9. by   elkpark
    Quote from That Guy
    How do you manage that? Ours smells of stale smoke, BO and cheap perfume.
    Oh, bad smells are always allowed; just not good smells.

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