FEATURESUse of Essential Oils by Health Care Professionals for Health MaintenanceChilders, Patricia M. DNP, MSN, ANP-BC; Aleshire, Mollie E. DNP, MSN, FNP-BC, PPCNP-BC, FNAPAuthor Information Medical Services, Caswell Developmental Center, Kinston, North Carolina (Dr Childers); and School of Nursing, University of North Carolina at Greensboro, North Carolina (Dr Aleshire). Correspondence: Patricia M. Childers, DNP, MSN, ANP-BC, Medical Services, Caswell Developmental Center, 2415 W. Vernon Ave, Kinston, NC 28504 ([email protected]). The authors send special thanks to Dr Melissa Beretich, MD, Director of Medical Services at Caswell Developmental Center.The authors have disclosed that they have no significant relationships with, or financial interest in, any commercial companies pertaining to this article. Holistic Nursing Practice: March/April 2020 - Volume 34 - Issue 2 - p 91-102 doi: 10.1097/HNP.0000000000000367 Buy Metrics Abstract This study explores essential oils' use by health care professionals for health maintenance. A qualitative, descriptive design was employed, and a convenience sample of 10 participants was interviewed. Four themes were identified: an essential oils' community, essential oils' use, essential oils' acceptance, and essential oils' benefits and harms. © 2019 Wolters Kluwer Health, Inc. All rights reserved.