Healing scents: An overview of clinical aromatherapy for emotional distress

Andrea Butje, Elizabeth Repede, Mona M. Shattell

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Individuals in emotional distress are often treated with psychotherapeutic agents, but other treatment options exist. One safe and effective adjunct for the prevention and treatment of emotional distress is aromatherapy. This article describes the physiological effects of scent, reviews the research on aromatherapy, presents practical information on the use of clinical aromatherapy for emotional distress, and suggests resources for additional training and education.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)46-52
Number of pages7
JournalJournal of psychosocial nursing and mental health services
Issue number10
StatePublished - Oct 2008
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Nursing
  • Phychiatric Mental Health


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