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News & Articles - Year 2006
Research Reference - Aromatherapy on Skin
AromaArt has been
leading our graduates to various Nursing Homes
and Day Care Centres performing volunteer
massages to patients and the elderly since 1998.
Through these years, we have yielded many
positive results from aromatherapy and touch on
With such positive results, we would like to
embark on a clinical research on the benefits of
aromatherapy on patients, starting from skin
conditions. We hope that such effort would aid
us to clinically quantify the effects that may
in turn aid healthcare personnel to integrate
such therapy within their environment to better
help their patients.
The following are some examples of positive
results of aromatherapy application on skin that
have been compiled by healthcare personnel for
references. We hope that these references will
assist aromatherapists in their practice and we
welcome assistance and contributions in any
capacity towards our research and development.
patient. Age: 40 years old
history: Diabetic since 10 years old
condition: Patient had developed an abscess from a surgery in April 2006, to
remove a pustule formed under the skin from
her daily injections. The open wound was
about 3cm and was never healed since April
2006 to September 2006. Patient had to clean
her wound with saline several times a day
and apply new dressing at the advice of her
doctor. The open wound caused much
discomfort and pain to the patient, as well
as inconvenience from having to clean and
dress the wound several times daily.
recommended & used: 1st Day - To prevent
the wound from further infection, neat Tea
Tree and Lavender essential oil were dropped
on her gauze. 20 minutes later, Lavender
floral water was sprayed on her gauze to
2nd Day -
The gauze which was often stuck to her wound
after dressing, had actually fallen off by
itself. Wound had started to heal and the
pus dried off for the first time since her
surgery in April 2006. Patient applied neat
Lavender essential oil on healing wound and
cold compress of Lavender floral water on it
3rd Day -
Wound had continued to heal. Patient applied
neat Lavender essential oil on healing
wound and cold compress of Roman Chamomile
floral water on it later.
Day 3 (6.58pm)
Day 3 (9.41pm)
"I am happy to
report to you good news. My abdomen wound looks
like healing very fast. It is drier and much
lighter in colour. Last evening, the patches of
red/black skin was darker in colour. This
morning, it is much lighter. Skin has grown.
Last evening, I have padded tea tree oil around
the wound area to disinfect and possibly stop
any inflammation developing beneath the skin.
Also, i have dropped few drops of lavender oil
over the mask soaked with lavender floral
water and left it on the wound over-night."
6th Day -
Wound was healing nicely. Patient applied
cold compress of Lavender floral water on
the healing wound three times daily, for the
next three days.
8th Day -
Wound has closed up and healed well.
Patient was happy that such common skin
conditions as a result of diabetes could be
eased with the help of Aromatherapy.
Updated photo on patient
(Taken on 2nd November 2006)
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