Safe, Natural Nursing Interventions
Soothing Scents develops drug-free integrative remedies that reduce patient nausea and anxiety. Unlike IV, IM and oral medications, Soothing Scents products are classified as nursing interventions and do not require a doctor’s order.
Our products, QueaseEASE and STILL, are not ingested or applied to the skin. They do not trigger allergies, react with other drugs or cross the placenta. They have been shown to be safe for even the most vulnerable patient populations, regardless of age or medical condition, and work within minutes.
All Soothing Scents products are portable, leak-proof, easily administered by both nurse and patient , and can be stocked at the patient bedside, readily available as needed.
How Does It Work?
Inhalation of essential oil vapor stimulates a complex neurological process that interrupts the nausea feedback loop in the mid-brain and fore-brain. Unlike isopropyl alcohol vapor, which is commonly used to control nausea, essential oils possess anti-inflammatory, anti-spasmodic and anxiolytic properties. They also smell great.
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RN Ambulatory Surgical Unit
“QueaseEASE is my first line of defense when my patient says they feel nauseated.”
RN Clinical Nurse Supervisor, Ambulatory Surgical Unit
“As a nurse, my ultimate goal is to make my patient’s experience the best it can be. That’s why I love QueaseEASE.”
What Does the Evidence Say?
We have partnered with 13 health systems to study the effectiveness of our all-natural products. The results show that Soothing Scents relieves patient nausea and reduces time.
Get QueaseEASE in your unit
Download our information kit to give to your nurse manager. The kit contains our latest research and case studies.
Created by a Nurse, for Nurses
Soothing Scents was founded in 2004 by Wendy Nichols, a nurse anesthetist who wanted to help ease her patients’ nausea after surgery.
Wendy studied essential oils and used that knowledge – along with 30 years of clinical experience – to develop the prototype for QueaseEASE. Now offered in over 2000 hospitals, Soothing Scents products have been tested in numerous studies and have become a standard supply in facilities across the country.
Haley Arnold, RN, BSN
Clinical Supervisor ASU/PAC
“QueaseEASE is the first thing I reach for with the start of any PONV.”
Learn How to Use Therapeutic Inhaled
Essential Oils (TIEO) in the Health Care Setting
This exciting educational opportunity provides RNs with up-to-date, evidence-based instruction on how to safely and confidently utilize TIEO in the clinical setting. Plus it’s free!
Participants will earn a certificate of completion, which is valid for three years.
Who will benefit from this course?
All RNs or LPNs interested in or currently using TIEO will gain the necessary knowledge, skills and professional accountability to confidently utilize this treatment option.
Hospital quality improvement managers will be able to use the course data to track and report patient improvement outcomes and care satisfaction.
How much does it cost?
Free of charge for any registered nurse.
What if I have questions or need help?
Please call or email Soothing Scents,
1-888-393-7330 Extension #4 (education department)
“Use of Inhaled Essential Oils in the Healthcare Environment” is a free online CE course available to registered nurses in the U.S. Successful participants will receive a certificate of completion and X contact hours to use towards their continuing education.”
* Soothing Scents has no financial or non-financial relationships related to the content of this course to disclose.
Order Bulk Packs For Your Facility
QueaseEASE Aromatic Inhaler Bulk Pack
24 QueaseEASE aromatic essential oil inhalers for management of nausea and PONV.
STILL Aromatic Inhaler Bulk Pack
24 STILL aromatic essential oil inhalers for relaxation and management of anxiety.
QueaseEASE QuickTAB Bulk Pack
30 disposable QueaseEASE essential oil tabs for management of nausea and PONV.
DuoBAND Bulk Pack
New dual-action acupressure wrist bands for management of nausea and motion sickness. Designed for optional use with QueaseEASE compact clip-on aromatic diffuser.
QueaseEASE Clippy Bulk Pack
20 QueaseEASE compact clip-on aromatic diffusers for management of nausea and PONV. Used in conjunction with DuoBAND P6 acupressure wrist bands.