Purpose: This study was done to examine the effects of
aromatherapy on stress and stress responses in adolescents.
Methods: A two-group cross-over design was used for this
study. The experimental treatment was aroma essential oil
and the placebo treatment was carrier oil inhalation using
a necklace. The sample included 36 female high school
students. Fisher’s exact test, t-test, and paired t-test
using SPSS/WIN program were used to analyze the data.
Stress levels were significantly lower when the students
received the aroma treatment compared to when they received
the placebo treatment. The stress responses except
salivary IgA levels were significantly lower when the
the aroma treatment. Conclusion: Aroma inhalation could be
a very effective stress management method for high school
students. Therefore, it is recommended that this program
be used in clinical practice as an effective nursing
high school students.