Who We Are
Soothing Scents is a different kind of wellness company.
The idea originated from a question about a problem we were looking to solve: How can one ease the discomfort experienced by patients in post-operative situations?
That led to many more questions: What would it take to bridge the gap between complementary and conventional medicine? What would a company that does this look like? How could those living in a fast-paced, modern world find natural wellness solutions that had medical credibility and represented the way they lived?
And so, Soothing Scents was formed.
Our origins are 100% medical, our ingredients 100% natural, and our mission is to create products that enable people to carry on with their bold, and inspired lives.
The Soothing Scents story goes all the way back to 2004, when nurse anesthetist Wendy Nichols began blending essential oils in her kitchen as an alternative way to help her patients deal with nausea after surgery.
“It was distressing to see so many of my patients suffer from nausea and not be able to offer something that didn’t cause unwanted side effects, which many medications do,” says Nichols, who used her decades-long background in medicine to find a solution that was medically safe, and scientifically sound.
What began as a homemade remedy quickly became a standard hospital supply, and finally, a growing business. Together with her brother, Roy Nichols, Wendy founded Soothing Scents: a small but big- hearted establishment that produces essential oil inhalers designed with the safety and science that healthcare environments demand.
Today, our flagship blend QueaseEASE is used in over 1,000 hospitals and thousands of homes across America, by expectant mothers, boaters, nervous air travelers, road trip enthusiasts, deep sea divers, frequent flyers, chemotherapy patients, and those looking for a natural way to achieve mental focus and a better way to relax.