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acute care work environment, aromatherapy, essential oils, Lavandula angustifolia, Salvia sclaria, work-related stress



  1. Pemberton, Erin BSN, RN, CPAN, LMT, CCAP
  2. Turpin, Patricia G. PhD, RN, CNAA, BC


This small pilot study evaluated the effect of a topical application of the essential oils Lavandula angustifolia and Salvia sclaria on work-related stress of nurses in an ICU setting. Results demonstrated decreased perception of stress level in the intervention group during three 12-hour worked shifts.