Essential oils have pleasant aromas that freshen the air, invoke memories, and create a welcoming environment. Essential oils labeled for aromatic use are very popular for these reasons.

Some scents may be described as uplifting or invigorating while others are considered calming. Diffusing is one of the simplest methods for using essential oils aromatically. Diffusers that use cold air or water are ideal. However, using essential oils aromatically does not require any special diffusing devices.

You can achieve the same benefits by simply placing a few drops of essential oil in the palm of your hand that is then cupped around the nose as you breathe deeply.

Additional aromatic uses for Essential Oils include:

  • Apply oil to a cotton ball and place in the air vents of your vehicle

  • Mix oils in a spray bottle with water and mist over furniture, carpet, or linens

  • Add oil to a batch of laundry or to dryer sheets

  • Use in household surface cleaners

Aromatic

Aromatic