Title

The Effect Of The Duration Of Lavender Aromatherapy On Level Of Stress /

Author(s)

Aniruth Sivakumar

School Name

Spring Valley High School

Grade Level

10th Grade

Presentation Topic

Physiology and Health

Presentation Type

Non-Mentored

Abstract

The purpose of this experiment was to see if lavender essential oils could stimulate olfactory sensors enough, to release some stress of the stimulated individual. It was hypothesized that if the subjects were exposed to 12 minutes of lavender essential oils, then their blood pressure (BP) and stress temperature (ST) would decrease greatly compared to the other given time intervals (0, 8 minutes). Three drops of lavender essential oil were placed into a pot and diluted with 200 mL of water. The water was mixed and simmered for 12 minutes. Subjects were asked to lie down on a bed, 1 meter away from the pot. BP was taken by slipping the subject’s wrist through a BP cuff. The ST was taken by the subject holding the stress thermometer’s sensor between their index finger and thumb. This was done before exposure to the oil, after 8, and after 12 minutes of exposure to oil. It was found that the aromatherapy decreased the mean ST from 0-8 minutes, but it increased from 8-12 minutes. An ANOVA calculated at ɑ = 0.05 (for BP and Stress temperature), was used to find the statistical significance of the difference between 0 and 12 minutes for BP. The p-value found was 0.017. The p-value value was less than the alpha (0.017<0.05). The data was significant. The difference between 0 and 12 minutes for the ST at ɑ = 0.05. The p-value found was 0.823. The reduction in ST was not significant. /

Location

Owens G02

Start Date

4-16-2016 10:00 AM

COinS
 
Apr 16th, 10:00 AM

The Effect Of The Duration Of Lavender Aromatherapy On Level Of Stress /

Owens G02

The purpose of this experiment was to see if lavender essential oils could stimulate olfactory sensors enough, to release some stress of the stimulated individual. It was hypothesized that if the subjects were exposed to 12 minutes of lavender essential oils, then their blood pressure (BP) and stress temperature (ST) would decrease greatly compared to the other given time intervals (0, 8 minutes). Three drops of lavender essential oil were placed into a pot and diluted with 200 mL of water. The water was mixed and simmered for 12 minutes. Subjects were asked to lie down on a bed, 1 meter away from the pot. BP was taken by slipping the subject’s wrist through a BP cuff. The ST was taken by the subject holding the stress thermometer’s sensor between their index finger and thumb. This was done before exposure to the oil, after 8, and after 12 minutes of exposure to oil. It was found that the aromatherapy decreased the mean ST from 0-8 minutes, but it increased from 8-12 minutes. An ANOVA calculated at ɑ = 0.05 (for BP and Stress temperature), was used to find the statistical significance of the difference between 0 and 12 minutes for BP. The p-value found was 0.017. The p-value value was less than the alpha (0.017<0.05). The data was significant. The difference between 0 and 12 minutes for the ST at ɑ = 0.05. The p-value found was 0.823. The reduction in ST was not significant. /