Suggested Uses Of Aromatherapy In Hospitals
Provide aromatherapy for patients with pure therapeutic essential oils.
METHODS OF APPLICATION
- Add 10-20 total drops of essential oils or blend per ounce of carrier oil, unscented lotion or cream. Use the lesser amount for sensitive skin, children and the elderly. Mix well. May be used for massage or applied with a cotton swab or cotton ball for localized areas.
- Provide pre-scented lotion to patient to apply as needed.
- Use Lavender Mineral Salt for sitz bath or foot soak.
- Apply essential oil to a cotton ball and allow the patient to smell the aroma as needed or tape the cotton ball to the patient’s gown for continuous benefits.
- Use inhalation patch
- Use aromatherapy inhaler
- Place undiluted essential oils in a diffuser and use as directed.
SUGGESTED CLINICAL USES
Agitation & Anxiety – Massage/Diffuse/Inhalation
Suggestion: Use in waiting rooms or in MRI treatment room
Bergamot, Lavender, Mandarin,Anxiety Release, Peaceful Mind, Serenity, Emotional Rescue
Dry Skin & Radiation Burns – Massage/Topical in Carrier Oil
Suggestion: Use in Oncology Department
Cedarwood, Chamomile Roman, Frankincense, Geranium, Lavender
Fever – Topical
Suggestion: Make a compress and apply to forehead and neck.
Eucalyptus, Peppermint, Rosemary, Spearmint
Insomnia – Massage/Inhalation/Diffuse
Lavender, Mandarin, Marjoram,Sleepy Time, Stress Relief
Nausea – Inhalation
Ginger, Mandarin, Spearmint, Peppermint
Odor – Diffuse
Lemon, Orange,Citrus Delight, Refreshing
Respiratory Support – Massage/Inhalation/Diffuse
Suggestion: Add to unscented cream and apply to neck and chest as needed.
Eucalyptus, Lavender, Rosemary,Breathe Blend
Gratitude to Lisa Browder at Nathan Adelson Hospice (www.naha.org) for sharing lessons learned from many years of using aromatherapy in the hospice setting.