Grants allocated - Gattefossé Foundation

2021 – Dr Chauffour-Ader / Hôpital Joseph Ducuing in Toulouse  (Haute-Garonne, France)

Since 2013, the head of the palliative care and pain consultation unit, Dr Chauffour-Ader has introduced aromatherapy for the benefit of caregivers and patients.

The grant will fund an 8-day collective training course for 6 new people from the AROMA team.

2021 – Marine Husson / European Hospital of Marseille (Bouches-du-Rhône, France)

Within the framework of CEMIC, committee for the promotion and supervision of integrative medicine and complementary therapies, at the European hospital in Marseille, the management wishes to develop aromatherapy as a complementary therapy. 

The grant application will fund individual training for a hospital nurse to become a clinical aromatherapy referent with a university degree in aromatherapy. The aim of this level of training is to support service projects, to supervise field practices as closely as possible to the rules of good practice adapted to the target patient populations. 

2021 – Dr Beaugé and Emilie Ducrocq / Center hospitalier intercommunal Caux valley of the Seine (Seine-Maritime, France)

Introduced by Dr Richard in the palliative care since 2013, Dr Beaugé, has created a new Aroma group in 2019 to pursue aromatherapy development. 


The grant will finance a 3-day collective training course for all caregivers concerned. 

2021 – Véronique Pineau / SSR Le Clousis in St Jean de Monts (Vendée, France)

Since May 2019, Le Clousis Center for Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation is implementing aromatherapy in its practices. 


The grant will fund a 2-day collective training course for all caregivers concerned.

2021 – Dr Coze / APH La Timone in Marseille (Bouches-du-Rhône, France)

 Dr Coze, a pediatrician trained in clinical aromatherapy, would like to set up a series of aromatherapy workshops for parents and their child with cancer. 
The grant will fund the materials and documentation associated of these workshops



 2021 – Valérie Matter / SSR at the Loewel Munster Hospital Center (Haut-Rhin, France)

Valérie Matter, caregiver, trained in clinical aromatherapy, manages mycoses with essential oils in the hospital. 
Her project is to extend this protocol to others departments. 
The grant will finance this project.  

2021- Joanna Maurière / CHU Limoges (Haute-Vienne, France)

Joanna Maurière, nurse, trained in clinical aromatherapywould like to set up 2 aromatherapy protocols for patients in the hematology department. 


The grant will cover all expenses over a full year to implement these protocols. 

2021- Marlène Wenzel / Franche-Comté Hospital in Trevenans (Territoire de Belfort, France)

Marlène Wenzel, nurse, trained in clinical aromatherapy, would like to set up 3 aromatherapy protocols for patients in the oncology department.  

The grant will cover all expenses over a full year to implement these protocols. 

2021- Julianne Oddone, Elodie Liandrat / Croix-Rousse Hospital in Lyon (Rhône, Lyon)

The hospital wants to implement aromatherapy to enrich the field of patient care and improve the quality of life at work for healthcare teams.

Julianne Oddonne and Elodie Liandrat lead the Aroma team and their objectives are to train all the staff and then to set up three protocols for cancer patients and / or palliative care in hepato-gastrology. 

The grant will cover all expenses over a full year to implement these protocols. 

2021- Dr Dureau / Intensive care unit at Mulhouse CHU (Haut-Rhin, France)

The Aroma team is conducting a clinical research project entitled AROMADELI: “Impact of aromatherapy on delirium in patients in intensive care units”. 
This is a single-center, randomized, double-blind, prospective study for patients in intensive care to evaluate the benefit of aroma in prevention on the occurrence of delirium = 260 patients (130 per group). 
The grant participates to co-finance this study. 

2020 – Huguette Amboise / L’institut MGEN de La Verrière à Mesnil St-Denis (Yvelines, France)

This establishment, specialist in mental health, palliative care, and geriatrics, would like to implement aromatherapy as a complementary therapy for their patients.

Huguette Amboise, healthcare manager, has developed 4 protocols for the use of aromatherapy. Her project aims to involve patients for the choice of essential oils/odor preference, the administration route and also to build an evaluation sheet.

The Foundation’s grant will finance internal training for her team and help the implementation of her protocols for reducing anxiety in palliative care and psychiatry.

On December 8th 2020, the Foundation awarded them with a grant 2020 to finance internal training for her team and help the implementation of her protocols for reducing anxiety in palliative care and psychiatry

2020 – Dr Françoise Désarnauts / La Fondation Bon Sauveur d’Alby – Albi (Tarn, France)

October 15th, 2020 : the Foundation awarded a 2020 grant to the psycho-oncology unit of the Bon Sauveur Foundation in Albi.

In this care unit, a multidisciplinary team welcomes people suffering from depressive syndromes related to cancer : from the first sign of the disease, during treatment and after treatment.

This team offers them a range of psychological approaches to reduce their anxiety: art therapy, writing, meditation and touch-massage with essential oils.

The grant will allow Françoise Désarnauts, psychiatrist, to assess the value of the olfaction of essential oils during touch-massage sessions. This study will evaluate the impact of the olfactory memory from the group of patients who received a patch of essential oils during the massage, whether if they relive relaxation and well-being at home just by inhaling a stick soaked in the same oils. This study will include 60 patients.

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2020 – Dr Laurent Taillade et Sophie Robilliard / Maison Médicale Jeanne Garnier à Paris

October 7th ,2020 : the Foundation awarded a 2020 grant to the Maison Médicale Jeanne Garnier, a palliative care center of 80 patients in the heart of Paris.

Sophie Robilliard, a nurse, and Laurent Taillade, a doctor, both graduated in scientific aromatherapy, have introduced essential oils in this establishment. Three protocols are in place to manage anxiety, nausea, and room sanitation.

They also have initiated 200 caregivers to aromatherapy, 15 of them are now referent for applying aromatic care to patients.

The Foundation grant will finance the purchase of essential oils and diffusers for the implementation of the process, and organize more internal continuous training.

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2020 – Emmanuelle Battala / Le centre régional de lutte contre le cancer François Baclesse à Caen (Calvados, France)

September 10th, 2020 : the Foundation awarded a 2020 grant to the Centre Régional de Lutte contre le Cancer François Baclesse in Caen. Since 2015, inhaler sticks with essential oils have allowed chemotherapy patients to manage their nausea and vomiting. To provide scientific evidence to this therapeutic approach, the medical team is undertaking a clinical study to assess the impact of dry inhalation of essential oils on the reduction of symptoms. The patient’s quality of life is at the heart of the project. The study is called CINVAROM (Chemotherapy Induced Nausea Vomiting and Aromatherapy) and will involve around 100 patients. The results will be published at the end of 2021.

The Foundation grant will help to finance this clinical study initiated by Emmanuelle Battala, healthcare manager, Laurence Legigan, aromatherapy referent, and the nurses. This project is led by François Gernier, clinical research coordinator.

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2020 – Dr Nathalie Baptiste / L’hôpital Georges Clémenceau à Champcueil (Essonne, France)

The Georges Clemenceau hospital (390 beds) is specialized in geriatric care and the treatment of multiple pathologies in the elderly.

Since 2010, aromatherapy has been used in diffusion to reduce anxiety for patients with dementia.

Nathalie Baptiste, head of department, trained in scientific aromatherapy, would like to conduct a clinical study intended to assess the effectiveness of a synergy of essential oils in replacement or reduction of hypnotic medication for patients in palliative care.

This approach can address the health authorities’ request to use alternative therapy to manage cognitive pathologies and behavioral disorders for elderly patients, due to the poor tolerances of psychotropic drugs in this fragile population.

The Foundation grant will help fund the study and the statistical analysis of the results.

On December 8th 2020, the Foundation awarded them with a grant 2020 to help fund the study and the statistical analysis of the results.


2020 – Raoul Crouzoulon / Le Centre Hospitalier Emile Roux au Puy-en-Velay (Haute-Loire, France)

September 14th, 2020 : the Foundation awarded a 2020 grant to the surgery department of the Emile Roux hospital in Puy-en-Velay. Since 2016, anesthetists have been prescribing essential oils for their anxiolytic effects in order to improve the management of patient anxiety before being anesthetized for surgery. For 3 years, the entire medical team observed the benefit of the protocol on the recovery phase of patients with fewer side effects. Raoul Crouzoulon, nurse anesthetist – initiator of the project – and the clinical research center, set up a prospective clinical study on 300 patients.

The Foundation grant will help fund the study and the statistical analysis of the results.

2019 – “Le CLUD” – Centre hospitalier Fleyriat (Bourg-en-Bresse, France)


Project manager: C.Treboz (under supervision Mme Morey)

Their project is the introduction of essential oils in many clinical practices. They want to implement protocols for anxiety, pain and nausea in gynecology, palliative care and oncology departments. Aromatherapy is already used as a complementary medicines among others (reflexology, shiatsu, acupuncture) for chronic pain for patients visiting the CLUD (Comité de lutte contre la douleur).

This award will finance a diploma in aromatherapy and implementation of new protocols.

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2019 – Centre Hélène Borel – Raimbeaucourt (59, France)

Project manager = C.Talleu (under supervision Mme Nio)
They have successfully implemented essential oils as complementary medicine for anxiety, pain and insomnia in the aftercare and rehabilitation department by olfaction and by massage.
Their project is the development of a diffusion system in the building to improve wellbeing of their patients.
This award will finance new diffusion systems.

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2018 – Andoni Alli, Hospital Pharmacist / Marin Hospital of Hendaye (AP-HP) (Pyrénées-Atlantiques, France)


With a degree from the University of Dijon, he initiated an aromatherapy approach at the Marin Hospital of Hendaye in 2013. This rehabilitation and recuperative care facility uses aromatherapy as complementary medicine in the treatment of wounds, mycoses, gastrointestinal disorders, herpes, agitation, anxiety, insomnia, spasticity and pain in patients with severe disabilities or rare neurological and endocrine diseases.

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Read Alli Andoni’s PowerPoint presentation

2018 – Ioana Farcas, Hospital Pharmacist / Public Health Institution (EPS) Barthélémy Durand in Étampes (Essonne, France)


With an inter-university degree from Paris Descartes University, Ioana Farcas initiated an aromatherapy approach in the departments of this reference institution for mental health in 2015. Under the supervision of a team of pharmacists, this approach is proof of the willingness to set up a scientific aromatherapy programme with staff training and evaluation of the decline in chemical drug intake.

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Read Powerpoint’s presentation by Marina Loroscio (FR)

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2017 – Dr Virginie Leroy, Unité de soins d’Accompagnement de soins Support et de soins Palliatifs / Hôpitaux Universitaires de Strasbourg (Alsace)


Cette unité utilise les huiles essentielles en complément des thérapies habituelles médicamenteuses dans une approche globale de la personne malade. Depuis 2014, plusieurs protocoles d’aromathérapie ont été mis en place, ciblant les symptômes incomplètement contrôlés par les traitements classiques comme les odeurs désagréables, l’anxiété, les troubles du sommeil ou encore les nausées ou vomissements.
Les premiers résultats montrent un bénéfice certain : globalement efficaces, les soins aromatiques sont bien tolérés et appréciés des patients, des familles et des soignants pour le plaisir olfactif qu’ils procurent.

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2017 – AROVA association, Madagascar


The Madagascan association AROVA (Aromatherapists of Vakinankaratra) aims to train the island’s public or private medical and paramedical staff in the use of Madagascan essential oils, with the approval of the Madagascan Health Ministry’s Traditional Medicines Department. AROVA uses locally-produced essential oils so they can serve as many of the country’s healthcare facilities (community clinics, primary health care centres) as possible. This training provides an opportunity to improve medical practices by discussing case studies and presenting essential oils as an alternative or complementary approach to conventional medicine (in the treatment of infectious diseases, for instance). In these practices, due consideration is given to criteria such as the cost of treatment and the patient’s quality of life.

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