It is the unfortunate reality that when it comes to essential oils there are a lot of false truths and anecdotal evidence being thrown around as fact, and we weren’t comfortable with this situation. So we decided to test our products to make sure they actually work. We now work together with independent research organisations and universities throughout Europe to bring you a product that smells great and delivers on the product promise.
We have rigorously tested the AromaStick using randomised, double blind, and placebo-controlled methods where possible, to verify the claims we make. We are very pleased to say our studies have been accepted by the wider scientific community and that so far, nine of our studies have been published in peer reviewed academic journals. Our products and our approach have been internationally recognized and we have been asked to present our work at numerous academic conferences around the world.
As you can tell, we are very interested in the science behind AromaStick, olfaction and scents. We are committed to the continued investment into research and development to provide you with the best possible products.
Below, you will find a list of all studies which have been published to date.
Schneider, R. (2020) Essential oil inhaler (AromaStick®) improves heat tolerance in the Hot Immersion Test (HIT). Results from two randomized, controlled experiments. Journal of Thermal Biology, 87, 102478. See More
Schneider, R. (2019). Seasonal allergic rhinitis is effectively assuaged with an essential oil inhaler (AromaStick®): Results from a randomized, controlled, double-blind effectiveness trial. The Natural Products Journal, 9, 39-46. See More
Schneider, R., Singer, N., Singer, T. (2018) Medical Aromatherapy revisited – Basic mechanisms, critique, and a new development. Human Psychopharmacology: Clinical & Experimental, 34, e2683. See More
Schneider, R. (2017) A breath of fresh air: Arterial blood oxygen saturation is increased upon the use of an essential oil inhaler (AromaStick®). Results from a prospective, controlled, experimental study involving healthy individuals. Current Respiratory Medicine Reviews, 13, 213-220. See more
Singer, N. & Schneider, R. (2017). Investigating the use of a specially formulated odour inhaler (AromaStick®) on weight loss: Overview of the results of a two-armed, randomised, controlled effectiveness study. International Journal of Clinical Aromatherapy, 12, 16-24. See more
Schneider, R. (2017). From pain to pleasure: A newly developed essential oil inhaler (AromaStick®) alters pain dynamics and increases well-being. Results from two randomized, controlled documentation studies. Current Psychopharmacology, 6, 136-147. See more
Singer, N. & Schneider, R. (2017). Practically relevant stress relieving effects of olfactory stimuli delivered by a specially formulated odour inhaler (AromaStick®): Overview of an initial series of studies testing different boundary conditions. International Journal of Clinical Aromatherapy, 11, 48-58. See more
Schneider, R. (2016). Direct application of specially formulated scent compositions (AromaStick®) prolongs attention and enhances visual scanning speed. Applied Cognitive Psychology, 30, 650-654. See more
Schneider, R. (2016). There is something in the air: Testing the efficacy of a new olfactory stress relief method (AromaStick®). Stress & Health, 32, 411-426. See more