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Why Should I use Essential Oils Aromatically?

While there are many ways to enjoy essential oils, aromatic use, or the use of essential oils through the air, continues to be one of the most popular methods because it is both easy and effective. Aromatic use allows the user to enjoy the benefits of essential oils by diffusing or dispersing an essential oil through the air and breathing it in. If you are wondering how you might benefit from using essential oils aromatically, let’s briefly go over the advantages of aromatic use.

Advantages of Aromatic Use

One of the greatest benefits of using oils aromatically is that you can create a relaxing, calming, uplifting, or invigorating environment with the potent power of essential oils. In addition to promoting a calming or uplifting atmosphere, diffusing certain essential oils can also help to purify the air in the room.

This is helpful for keeping your home feeling fresh and clean, and allowing your family to breathe in purified air. Lastly, essential oils are very useful for balancing your mood, and using them aromatically is one of the quickest ways to help you perk up, unwind, get motivated, calm down, or manage your mood in any other way.

What are the Benefits of Aromatically using Essential Oils?

Purifying the Air

Just as some essential oils have chemical components that make them calming or uplifting, other essential oils hold cleansing and purifying properties that make them useful for purifying the air.

  • Get rid of unpleasant odors

  • Promote a pleasant aroma in the home

  • Purify the air in any room.

Purifying Oils: Arborvitae, Eucalyptus, Juniper Berry, Melaleuca, Thyme, and Wild Orange

Managing Your Mood

While essential oils can be used aromatically to promote a calming or uplifting atmosphere, and purify the air, aromatic use has traditionally been used to help influence mood. Each essential oil has a unique chemical makeup and aroma. When you use an essential oil aromatically, you will inhale the aroma, which then interacts with chemical sensors in the brain, and elicits a reaction. This is why essential oils can be used to manage emotions.

Mood Oils: Bergamot, Cypress, Eucalyptus, Lavender, Lemon, Patchouli, Tangerine, and Ylang Ylang

Essential Oil Diffusers

When you want to use essential oils aromatically, using an essential oil diffuser is one of the most effective ways to enjoy the aromatic benefits of specific oils. Essential oil diffusers take an oil and transform it into a fine mist that disperses the oil and its aroma through the air. By using a diffuser, you can enjoy the scent of an essential oil for an extended period of time in a simple and convenient way.

dōTERRA offers several different diffuser models, each of which provide different features and benefits depending on your preferences.

The Petal Diffuser

The doTERRA Petal Diffuser is a small, user-friendly diffuser that delivers health-promoting benefits to your family and home. It has a relaxing mist and soft white ambient light, making it ideal for nighttime diffusion, and can cover up to 330 square feet. The Petal Diffuser has three timed settings—1, 2, and 4 hours—allowing you to customize the release of essential oils into the air. This convenient diffuser is stable, light, and easy to use—perfect for home or office use.

Diffuser Blends

While diffusing a single essential oil in your diffuser is a great way to enjoy the specific benefits that the oil offers, it can also be fun to create your own diffuser blends by mixing two or more oils together and placing them in the diffuser. 

  • Decide what kind of diffuser blend you want (relaxing, invigorating, uplifting, etc)


  • Choose a group of oils that can achieve your desired effect


  • Using oils that fit your desired outcome, begin pairing

Click Here to download a PDF copy of your own Oil Properties Wheel.  Once you’ve identified what types of oils will help you to create the kind of blend you want, you can begin pairing. It might take a little experimentation to figure out which oils go well together, but that is part of the fun! To see if a certain combination of oils will go well together, you can simply open the bottles, place them under the nose, and inhale. This will give you an idea of what your diffuser blend will smell like.

Examples of Oil Blends:
Apple Pie – Douglas Fir (3 drops), Cinnamon (2 drops), Citrus Bliss (3 drops)
Sleepy Snuggles – Juniper Berry (3 drops), Vetiver (2 drops), Bergamot (2 drops)
Tahiti – Wild Orange (3 drops), Ginger (1 drop), Ylang Ylang (2 drops)

Other Aromatic Uses

While using a diffuser provides an easy way to enjoy the aromatic benefits of essential oils, there are so many creative ways to use essential oils aromatically. For example:

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

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