Essential Oils

Nurse’s Touch Essential oil blends are all handcrafted by a Registered Nurse, Board Certified as a Holistic Nurse and as a Neuroscience Nurse.

What Are Essential Oils & Where Did They Come From?

Fragrant herbs and plants have documented use going back thousands of years. Essential oils from these plants have been treasured for their therapeutic properties for centuries. Essential oils are concentrated extracts distilled from plant or herb parts, such as flowers, leaves, or roots have been used in countless treatments many swear by but none of which are approved by the FDA to treat or cure any disease.

The oils can be used by a number of different systems- olfactory (smell), integumentary (skin), gustatory (taste), alimentary (digestion), and more. When used properly, essential oils can positively impact the body and mind, offering relief from various ailments and promoting overall well-being.

How do Essential Oils Work?

In the olfactory system, our sense of smell is 10,000 times more sensitive than taste and is linked to memory and the brain. Scent works through the limbic system including the hypothalamus which regulates sympathetic and parasympathetic nervous systems. Essential oils can trigger the release of neurochemicals which act on these systems to increase joy (or serotonin) which calms and relaxes us, or decrease pain (through nociception).

Examples of the Potential Benefits of Essential Oils

For instance, lavender essential oil is known for its calming properties and can help reduce stress and anxiety when diffused or applied topically. Invigorating scents like peppermint can enhance focus and alertness. Examples from randomized controlled studies involving the use of lavender include lessened anxiety, stress, and pain with dental procedures. Aromatherapy massage, aromatherapy application, and massage confer short term benefits on psychological well being, anxiety, pain, and nausea.

Our Conclusion On Essential Oils?

When used purposefully and conscientiously, essential oils offer another tool in the holistic toolkit for enhancing physical and mental health. Essential oils, however, are not approved by the FDA to prevent, treat, or cure any conditions. This is unlikely to change despite research showing essential oils reportedly are having a positive effect on at least some people’s bodies and minds. More research and testing is ongoing!

Here’s a list of all the essential oils found in Nurse’s Touch with links to more information about them.

Topical CBD Oil Roll-on

Olive oil, Almond oil, Jojoba oil, Vitamin E oil, Peppermint oil, Lavender oil, Frankincense oil


Apricot oil, Tangerine oil, Sandalwood oil, Lavender oil


Apricot oil, Lemon oil, Rosemary oil, Basil oil

Yes, There’s Lots of Scientific Research on Essential Oils!

  • This study showed positive and identical effect of both lavender and peppermint essential oils on reduction of mean fatigue in cardiac patients. [citation 1]
  • Various studies have investigated the beneficial effect of aromatherapy with lavender and peppermint essential oils on the level of fatigue (citation 2)(citation 3) (citation 4)
  • Another study investigated the effect of aromatherapy with lavender essential oil on the fatigue level of 50 elderly people, and results showed the significant effectiveness of this fragrance in reducing fatigue (citation 5)
  • Inhalation aromatherapy with lavender essential oil may reduce patients’ fatigue by improving sleep quality, increasing relaxation, and reducing anxiety (citation 6, citation 7, citation 8)
  • In one randomized controlled trial, inhaled lavender reduced anxiety scores three to four times more when compared to the control group. Pain perception was reduced by twice as much as in the control group and anxiety was also significantly reduced with dental procedures (citation 9)
  • A search through a database of articles on studies with cancer patients, revealed a reduction in pain and nausea, with the most consistent effect being on anxiety (citation 10).
  • One study found that lavender scent was able to induce a sedative quality akin to sleepiness and maintain that effect in mice (citation 11).
  • Olfactory nerves from the nose to the brain integrate smell into a biological signal in the brain that creates an effect by stimulating the brain to release neuromessengers and neurotransmitters. Lemon can relieve first stage of labor pains and reduce nausea while brightening mood, peppermint can help with headaches and mood, rosemary has potential to improve cognitive function, and geranium can be used to help control emotions (citation 12).

Citations For Research On Essential Oils

[1] Comparing the Effect of Aromatherapy with Peppermint and Lavender Essential Oils on Fatigue of Cardiac Patients: A Randomized Controlled Trial Somayeh Mahdavikian,1Masoud Fallahi,2and Alireza Khatony

(2) S. Ahmady, M. Rezaei, and A. Khatony, “Comparing effects of aromatherapy with lavender essential oil and orange essential oil on fatigue of hemodialysis patients: a randomized trial,” Complementary Therapies in Clinical Practice, vol. 36, pp. 64–68, 2019.

(3) J. Hawkins, C. Y. Hires, E. W. Dunne, and L. A. Keenan, “Aromatherapy reduces fatigue among women with hypothyroidism: a randomized placebo-controlled clinical trial,” Journal of Complementary and Integrative Medicine, vol. 17, no. 1, 2020.

(4) M.-H. Hur, J. H. Hong, and S. Yeo, “Effects of aromatherapy on stress, fructosamine, fatigue, and sleep quality in prediabetic middle-aged women: a randomized controlled trial,” European Journal of Integrative Medicine, vol. 31, Article ID 100978, 2019.

(5) F. Genç, S. Karadağ, N. Kılıç Akça, M. Tan, and D. Cerit, “The effect of aromatherapy on sleep quality and fatigue level of the elderly,” Holistic Nursing Practice, vol. 34, no. 3, pp. 155–162, 2020. which references this study references this study

(6) H. Tahmasebi, N. Asghari, H. Poorkhiz, and H. Darvishkhezri, “The effect of benson relaxation and aromatherapy on anxiety and physiological indicators in patients undergoing coronary angiography,” The Journal of Urmia Nursing and Midwifery Faculty, vol. 12, no. 12, pp. 1094–1103, 2015.

(7) E. Karadag, S. Samancioglu, D. Ozden, and E. Bakir, “Effects of aromatherapy on sleep quality and anxiety of patients,” Nursing in Critical Care, vol. 22, no. 2, pp. 105–112, 2017.

(8) S. Faydali and F. Çetinkaya, “The effect of aromatherapy on sleep quality of elderly people residing in a nursing home,” Holistic Nursing Practice, vol. 32, no. 1, pp. 8–16, 2018.

(9) Alkana, S., Alhaweri, H., Khalifa, G & Ata, s. (2023). Dental pain perception and emotional changes: on the relationship between dental anxiety and olfaction. BMC Oral Health, 1-11.

(10) Fellowes, D. (n.d.). Aromatherapy and massage for symptom relief in patients with cancer. Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews, 6.

(11) Buchbauer, G., Jirovetz, L. & Jager, W. (1993). Aromatherapy: Evidence for sedative effects of the essential oil of lavender after inhalation. Zeitschrift fur Naturforschung C, 48(11-12), 893-899.

(12) Ali, B. et al. (2015). Essential oils used in aromatherapy: A systemic review. Asian Pacific Journal of Tropical Biomedicine, 5(8), 601-611.

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