essential oils for third trimester support

Pregnancy study

Enrolling is simple

Summary:  The purpose of this study is to evaluate the potential for clary sage essential oil to support overall health, well-being, and quality of life during the third trimester of pregnancy.  

Participation involves: Providing a saliva sample at the start and end of the study, and using the massage oil on the inside of the upper thighs daily. After you give birth, we'll collect some health information about the birth. 

Compensation:  You will receive $200 for completing the study.


Who can join?  

Women ages 20-39 living in the United States, who are less than 27 weeks gestation and considered low-risk

What's involved? 

A 10-minute orientation meeting / a check-in survey email every 3 weeks / 1 follow-up email survey after birth

Use the massage oil...

After the orientation visit, you're all set to finish the study in the comfort of your own home


Ready to begin?  Complete the form below. 

Important Info

The purpose of this study is to measure the effects of daily topical application of aromatherapy during the third trimester. The protocol for this trial was developed by clinical aromatherapists, and the study is conducted in partnership with the National Association for Holistic Aromatherapists. The protocol has been evaluated and approved by an independent third-party ethical review board which is accredited by the US Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Office of Human Research Protections (OHRP). It is conducted in compliance with the Declaration of Helsinki, the Belmont Report, the regulations outlined in 45 CFR 46, and ICH GCP E6 (R2). The protocol is also registered at a World Health Organization (WHO) approved clinical trial registry.