doTERRA AromaTouch Study

Another study by doTERRA researchers is hot off the press. The new study, a clinical pilot study published in the Journal of Integrative Medicine and Therapy, examined the benefits of the AromaTouch® Technique. The AromaTouch® Technique is a unique method of essential oil application developed by Dr. David Hill, the founder of doTERRA and president of Scientific Operations. The technique is an essential oil application that combines a moderate touch method with eight of doTERRA's most powerful oils and blends. Read more about the AromaTouch® Technique.

While a fair amount of research shows the benefits of touch and other research supports the benefits of topically applied essential oils, little research exists on the combination of the two. In addition, no prior research has been conducted on the benefits of the AromaTouch® Technique specifically. The AromaTouch® Technique is designed to promote homeostasis and relaxation, reduce stress and support general well-being. In this study, the researchers have AromaTouch® Technique put to the test.

Experimental design

To get an idea of ​​the technique's short- and long-term benefits, the researchers evaluated the effects on the body immediately after volunteers received just one technique, and they also measured the lasting effects on the body when the technique was used regularly. was administered for a longer period of time. In addition, two groups were used in the experiment. The treatment group received the AromaTouch® Technique exactly as described in the protocol, which Dr. David Hill has been developed. A control group consisted of individuals who AromaTouch® Technique got the same thing with each condition, except fractionated coconut oil was used instead of the eight essential oils normally used in the art.

The researchers measured heart rate, blood pressure, mean arterial pressure and took samples of saliva, which were analyzed for cortisol (a stress hormone) and other health biomarkers. Volunteers also completed a subjective questionnaire indicating their current state of mind.


Both groups experienced a drop in heart rate, mean arterial pressure, diastolic blood pressure, stress scores, and salivary levels of cortisol immediately after the first AromaTouch® Technique. But in general, the changes were more pronounced in the group receiving the AromaTouch® Technique with the essential oils. Although the study involved a small sample size, the long-term differences did have statistical significance.


These results suggest that the AromaTouch® Technique is an excellent way to immediately reduce the feeling of stress and promote relaxation. When administered regularly, it is also effective in promoting long-term lasting results in the body. This research provides strong evidence for the benefits of the AromaTouch® Technique. If you would like to see the results of the study in more detail, you can access the full-text study for free on the publisher's website, as the Journal of Integrative Medicine and Therapy is openly accessible.