Interest in Aromatherapy is rapidly growing in the United States by lay persons and health professionals alike. Nursing Homes, administrators and staff, need to become familiar with the basic concepts, as well as current trends and applications specific to Long Term Care. Please click on the links below for information about integrating aromatherapy into you Long Term Care Program.
Suggested Aromatherapy Products
for the Long Term Care Setting
These are partial lists that are arranged in order of usual preference. Working one on one with clients, individualizing their preferences will enable you to fine tune your list. Less is always better, and many facilities use only Sweet Orange and or Lavender.
Always start with Sweet Orange and then add just a FEW drops of the second oil.
Sweet Orange Lemon
Eucalyptus Clary Sage
Peppermint Ylang Ylang
Mood Enhancing Formulas for the Diffuser:
Happy Home Spirit Lift
Eric's Optimist Tropical Joy
Eric's Sacred Haven Wintry Nights
Inhale directly from bottle or spray into immediate patient environment
Sweet Orange Lavender
Happy Home Revive
Bergamot Sinus Soother
Body Oils or Lotions for Aromatherapy Hand Massage, Back Rubs or Foot Rubs:
Lavender Spirit Lift
Eucalyptus/ Lavender Energizer
Marjoram Stress Relief
Calming Minty Freedom Pain Relief Lotion
Note:Always check for allergies before use of Aromatherapy.
Consult Aromatherapy References for detailed essential oil properties, precautions and general safety.
Remember that to experience the psychological benefits
of essential oils, you should like the scent.