Aromatherapy & Respiratory Ailments

Essential Oils to Reduce Symptoms of Respiratory Conditions Essential oils are a natural and effective way to reduce many of the symptoms of respiratory illness caused by viruses or bacterial infections. The common cold, the most common disease in the world, is an upper respiratory infection caused by the cold virus. Symptoms typically include aching… Read more

Aromatherapy in a Palliative Care Environment

Using essential oils to SOOTHE, relax and help care for dying patients Using essential oils in a palliative care environment can be soothing, relaxing and make the difficult task of caring for a dying person easier. Caring for a dying loved one at home or in a hospice facility is one of the most traumatic… Read more

Essential Oils & Aromatherapy in Nursing

Using Essential Oils and Aromatherapy in Healthcare Aromatherapy and essential oils have long been used in the health care sector, yet little is known about the origins of their use in this setting. Florence Nightingale Florence Nightingale, one of the founders of the modern nursing profession, was born on May 12, 1820. She was brought… Read more

Essential Oils & MRSA

Using essential oils to combat resistant infections The most challenging problem with MRSA is its resistance to antibiotics. A 2004 study shows promise that essential oils may thwart the MRSA’s ability to mutate and resist. Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) was first discovered in the UK in 1961 and in the US in 1981. MRSA became… Read more

Preventing H1N1 with Essential Oils

Using Aromatherapy Oils to Prevent the Spread of and Fight H1N1 H1N1 is a strain of the influenza virus and is one of 400 different viruses humans can catch, from the common cold to AIDS. H1N1, or swine flu as it is sometimes called because it used to only affect pigs, affects the lungs and… Read more