Why should you use aromatherapy with tissue or washcloth?

  • An alternate method to the others previously described
  • Creates something tangible for you or your loved one to hold and manipulate with their hands
  • Repetitive motions, like cloth folding, can be calming to individuals with dementia
  • Can be taken on the go if needed

How to prepare aromatherapy infused washcloths?

  • Put either warm or cold water into a bowl
  • Add 2 or 3 drops of your chosen essential oil
  • Add washcloth to the bowl moving it through the water
  • Wring out and apply to hands, arm, chest, or forehead¬†
  • Resoak your washcloth when temperature normalizes