So you’re looking for ways to spruce up your home and decided that adding fragrances into the mix is the way to go.
You’re beginning to realize that there are many ways to add fragrances – candles, aroma oils, essential oils, diffusers, and more.
Where do you even start?
In this article, we’ve outlined the difference between aroma oils and essential oils to help you decide which type of fragrance is right for you.
What Are Essential Oils?
Essential oils are compounds that are extracted from plants by the process of distillation. These compounds come from all parts of the plant, like the stem, the flowers, and even the roots.
When the compounds form an oil, you will get a concentrated essential oil, which contains all of the properties of the original plant. That means that not only is the original scent of the plant there, but also any healing properties that the plant may have.
Essentials oils typically have a therapeutic effect on the body and brain because the biochemical elements of the oil can get into the body through smelling it.
You basically get all the good parts of the plant in the form of oil — an oil with benefits.
Best Essential Oils
Essential oils are each popular for their own reasons and the benefits they can provide.
Peppermint oil is proven to have benefits for athletic performance and improve symptoms of IBS. Lavender essential oil is commonly used to reduce stress and promote relaxation. Tea tree oil has antibacterial and antifungal properties, which are used in wound care and to control dandruff.
What Are Aroma Oils?
Aroma oils are a mix of essential oils with other essential oils or carrier oils to make a specific scent that has the right potency, usually a bit lighter than essential oils themselves. There are several reasons why you would mix oils together:
- Essential oils are extremely potent and can be too strong for some people
- Less expensive than pure essential oils
Aroma oils are not used in the same way as essential oils. They need to be put in a diffuser to spread the scent throughout a room or your home. You can buy diffusers for your different size spaces and even your car.
Although aroma oils do not have as strong of health benefits, they still have their benefits. They can improve your mood and create a specific ambiance in a room. This can help you stay focused on work or relax after a long day.
If this feels like more of what you’re looking for, check out our scents and diffusers at aromatechscent.com.
Fill Your Home With Fragrances
We hope this guide to the differences between aroma oils and essential oils was helpful! This way you can decide what is right for you.
If you want other helpful guides, check out more of our blogs from our Lifestyle section.