COVID-19 Aromatherapy Study

COVID-19 Aromatherapy Study

Our team is currently recruiting participants for a study exploring the effects of essential oil inhalation on COVID-19 related stress and anxiety.

This study is open to American adults of all genders who are undergoing testing for COVID-19 or have recently been diagnosed with COVID-19.

To join this study, you must live in a non-smoking household, and you must not be pregnant or trying to become pregnant. If you are experiencing difficulty breathing, chest pain, confusion, or have underlying risk factors such as diabetes or heart disease, you do not qualify to participate in this study.

To qualify, you MUST meet one of the following conditions:

  • You have plans to take a test within the next 3 days.
  • You have taken a test within the last 2 days.
  • OR You have recently received a positive diagnosis.

If you join this study, you will be sent an essential oil blend on a testing strip and a packet of instructions through the mail. You will then be able to review the instructions and decide if you want to participate.

If you choose to participate, you will complete a 10-15 minute online survey, followed by a 15 minute aromatherapy breathing exercise, then another 10-15 minute online survey. The entire process will take 30-45 minutes of your time and can be completed in your own home.

If you complete the study, you will be compensated $25.

For more information, complete the form on this page. This form does not obligate you to participate; it grants our research team permission to mail you study materials for you to review. When you receive your packet, you can review the information and decide whether or not to participate.

Disclosures: This study is funded by the Franklin Health Research Foundation, a nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization. It has been approved by IntegReview, an independent ethical review board, and it is registered at, ID: NCT04495842

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