Supporting Cancer Care with Essential Oils

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Cancer — An Emotional Subject 


Chances are someone you know or have cared for has dealt with a cancer diagnosis. When the “C” word is mentioned, emotions of worry, concern, and anxiety flood in. It’s easy to be on information overload learning about a specific cancer diagnosis, treatment options, and schedules. After receiving a diagnosis, people may feel there isn’t time to explore other ideas to find support, as time is of the essence.

A cancer diagnosis can even trigger anger and thoughts like ‘why me?’ and ‘what did I do wrong?’ 

Treatment options may bring other problems like nausea, skin changes such as burns, hair loss, and overall discomfort. One of the significant concerns dealing with cancer and treatment is fatigue. Low energy and lack of motivation affect the quality of life and even add to anxiety or depression.

Aromatherapy Supports Cancer Care

Most people who receive a cancer diagnosis move forward with the suggested treatment plan. Often, they would like to know which support services like aromatherapy would most help their emotional and physical issues. The idea of spending time researching supportive therapies can be confusing and time-consuming, in an already overwhelming circumstance.


Supporting Cancer Care with Essential Oils was developed with the focus to provide evidence-based education on aromatherapy, safety considerations, and quality standards to use as part of the cancer care plan. 


The course includes information on essential oils compatible with medical treatment plans. The purpose is to give you a supportive modality to bring comfort, balance, and peace.

Debra Reis Clinical Aromatherapists - Cancer Care

Supporting Cancer Care with Essential Oils was developed with the focus to provide evidence-based education on aromatherapy, safety considerations, and quality standards to use as part of the cancer care plan.

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"I especially appreciated the Supporting Cancer Care with Essential Oils class that gave me hands-on practice. I learned many new aspects of essential oils. This program was very helpful and I can utilize what I learned with my cancer patients at work.
Thank you very much for providing such a wonderful class.”

Teresa Yoon

Debra Reis Cancer Care Specialist

In the Supporting Cancer Care with Essential Oils online program,
you will:

  • Explore the research on essential oils for cancer so you can integrate them as part of a wellness plan with self-assurance.
  • Understand the importance of essential oil quality so you have the confidence to include them in a plan of care.
  • Learn about important safety considerations when using aromatherapy in addition to other traditional modalities.
  • Discover ways to use essential oils that can give you the most significant benefits for overall well-being.
  • Identify specific essential oils for concerns related to a cancer diagnosis and treatment so you have comfort and peace with developing a care plan. 

Investment: $247

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Supporting Cancer Care with Essential Oils gives you the research of which oils show the best results for dealing with cancer. A significant section goes into the most common emotional and physical concerns of those with cancer, how essential oils can be most beneficial, and their use in practice. Other essential oils that show promise are identified based on their chemistry and effect on the body.

Security in the Science

The facts are that 1 in 2 men and 1 in 3 women have a lifetime risk of developing cancer. These statistics are alarming since many experts believe cancer is an inflammatory process caused by stress. Stress can reduce the quality of life, which may promote cancer progression. Other stressors affecting you which may cause inflammation include foods high in fat or sugar, environmental toxins, sedentary lifestyle, obesity, chemical products used for personal care, and more.

Several essential oils such as Lavender (Lavandula angustifolia) and Rosemary (Rosmarinus officinalis) have shown their benefits to reduce stress and promote relaxation.

A cancer cell is a cell that has lost its behavior memory. The body's natural defenses can't keep up with the cancer cell replication. Laboratory studies show that some essential oils effectively kill or stop cancer cells.

There is evidence for several essential oils such as Orange (Citrus sinensis), Lavender (Lavandula angustifolia), Rosemary (Rosmarinus officinalis), and Frankincense (Boswellia carteri).

Several research studies share the benefits of aromatherapy for side effects of treatment, including radiation burns, discomfort, nausea, fatigue, and more.

Evidence shows how specific essential oils have proven outcomes for many devastating treatment side effects.

As mentioned, inflammation may be the root of most, if not all, illnesses, including cancer.

Inflammation creates an acidic environment in the body which may cause cell breakdown and disease.

Essential oils are alkaline and may be beneficial in helping the body in its process to come to a balanced state.

It works!

Josh was a young man dealing with blood cancer. He would have nausea and vomiting even before coming to the cancer center. Josh received guided imagery with the aroma of peppermint. Peppermint oil reminded him of chewing his peppermint gum on the baseball field, which was positive imagery for him.
Josh tolerated treatment after one session and then used peppermint oil as a reminder to control his nausea and vomiting.
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“Deb has a gift for making complex information easy to understand and integrate into practice.”

Kate Petree, CCA, HTSM/CP/I | Knoxville, TN


Easy and Accessible Learning

  • Receive immediate online access 24/7 access

  • Enjoy our user-friendly state-of-the-art learning management system

  • Go at your own pace and review any time to guide plans and actions

  • Get full access to all videos, slides, research, and support printables

Enroll Today $247

Do You Need CE? I’ve Got You Covered!


If you’re a professional health provider, your continuing education is essential.

Contact hours are available for nurses, massage therapists, and aromatherapists!

Earn 3.5 contact hours to apply for your recertification or licensure.


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Clarence is a four-time cancer survivor grateful for the medical treatments during his cancer journey. However, he states that the holistic therapies he continues to use, including aromatherapy, is what he believes “saved my life."
"The Cancer Care course is a reference guide for me to deal with the results of Cancer Treatments over the last ten years."

Clarence E. Burge | Swanton, OH


Debra Reis Cancer Care Specialist Alternative Medicine

Meet Your Mentor

My name is Debra Reis, and I’m a Clinical Nurse Specialist and Certified Clinical Aromatherapist specializing in holistic, supportive therapies, including aromatherapy, relaxation techniques, and gentle movement therapies.
I serve as the director and an instructor with the Certification in Clinical Aromatherapy program for the Institute of Spiritual Healing & Aromatherapy. I’ve provided workshops across the country, internationally, and am known as an expert in essential oils for cancer care.

I’ve been able to apply my knowledge of holistic therapies, including aromatherapy, with patients who enter the cancer centers of my hospital organization. Patients are provided with options to support their coping with cancer and treatment. Aromatherapy has been a popular tool and is easy for patients to use in their plans. Often, I’ll use aromatherapy in combination with other therapies, such as guided imagery to bring balance and relaxation. The essential oil(s) used in the session can stimulate the relaxation experience. So, the person may use the aroma in an inhaler or on a tissue to help remind them of the positive benefits.