Few wellness brands can say that they were formed within the four walls of an operating room. Soothing Scents formally launched in 2004, but really started a few years before, when a nurse anesthetist from Maine was trying to figure out a way to lessen the discomfort of post-op nausea experienced by her hospital patients. That nurse anesthetist was Wendy Nichols (BSN, APRN, CRNA), founder and director of creative development at Soothing Scents Inc. We spoke to Wendy about how Soothings Scents began, how essential oils are gaining popularity in hospitals, and how to spot a bad essential oil product.
Therapeutic inhaled essential oil use, or TIEO for short, has proved to be a remarkably effective alternative to traditional, and often unpleasant, PONV remedies. But why are hospitals so reluctant to adopt the practice?
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Each year, nearly 16,000 children are diagnosed with cancer in the US. These pediatric cancers are often extremely aggressive and require repeated doses of chemotherapy.
So last week I spoke about the unfortunate encounter one unlucky woman had with essential oils, which both saddened and compelled me to write about the things you need to know when using essential oils – whether it is for yourself, your family or even your pets.
About a month ago, a woman named Elise Nguyen took to Facebook to share images of distressing burns on her skin, in a now-viral post that rapidly made its way through the online health and wellness community, and no doubt found its way into the halls of hospitals around the country.
When we started Soothing Scents almost 12 years ago, we entered the world of essential oil therapy from the opposite side of the spectrum that most manufacturers do: we came from the medical side.
So we had to learn about essential oils, and as with everything we do, we did so using a medical approach to research.