Title

Effects of Essential Oils on Stress Levels between Genders

Date

6-1-2017 8:30 AM

End Time

1-6-2017 10:30 AM

Location

WUC Pacific Room

Department

Behavioral Sciences

Session Chair

Jaime Cloud

Session Title

Behavioral Sciences poster Session

Faculty Sponsor(s)

Jaime Cloud

Presentation Type

Poster session

Abstract

The purpose of this study was to compare the effects wild orange and lavender essential oil diffusions have in relation to stress, as well as how it may differ across genders. It was predicted that lavender participants would report lower stress levels than the wild orange participants and that female participants would report lower stress in both conditions.This between-subjects study had participants attempt an impossible puzzle while remaining in a room primed with one of the two possible essential oils. At the end of two minutes, participants self reported their stress levels. It is the hope of this study that this information can aid those in stressful work and home environments. Data analysis and its findings as well as implications and possible future directions will be discussed.

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Jun 1st, 8:30 AM Jun 1st, 10:30 AM

Effects of Essential Oils on Stress Levels between Genders

WUC Pacific Room

The purpose of this study was to compare the effects wild orange and lavender essential oil diffusions have in relation to stress, as well as how it may differ across genders. It was predicted that lavender participants would report lower stress levels than the wild orange participants and that female participants would report lower stress in both conditions.This between-subjects study had participants attempt an impossible puzzle while remaining in a room primed with one of the two possible essential oils. At the end of two minutes, participants self reported their stress levels. It is the hope of this study that this information can aid those in stressful work and home environments. Data analysis and its findings as well as implications and possible future directions will be discussed.