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