Essential oils can be used in three ways: aromatically (aromatherapy), topically, or internally.
Aromatic means to breathe in or inhale the oils. This post will share the aromatic uses of essential oils including our favorite one – jewelry! If you are not familiar with essential oils, I invite you to read our introductory post here.
Four methods for using essential oils aromatically:
1. Rub 1-2 drops of essential oil between your palms and inhale – Our boys do this with Cedarwood in the mornings to ground them for our day.
2. Add a few drops of essential oil to a bowl of hot water. Cover your head and bowl with a towel. Breathe deeply and slowly. Many people find this very helpful when they are congested, can’t talk or experience head discomfort.
3. Use your favorite essential oils in a diffuser. Generally this is just adding a couple drops of the oil to a prescribed amount of water and vaporizing it into the air. Our diffuser is on almost all day long! We love it!
4. And lastly, you can use an aromatherapy oil diffusing necklace to gradually diffuse the oils into the air close to you all day.