Essential oils are inhaled, ingested or applied topically. Essential oils that are inhaled into the lungs work like this; the natural constituents, the naturally occurring chemicals, supplies a therapeutic benefit. Diffusing eucalyptus essential oil to help ease congestion is a prominent example or smelling peppermint oil to relieve a headache. Essential oils really promote health in the body in a natural way.
Essential oils that are applied to the skin i.e. topically, are absorbed into the bloodstream through your skin. Never apply neat essential oil directly to the skin without diluting it into a carrier oils such as coconut, grapeseed, sweet almond oil or apricot kernel oil.
Aromadough is a perfect vehicle to get essential oils into your system. Your skin is absorbing the essential oils as well as the massively beneficial coconut oil into the skin on your hands as you play with it. You are also breathing in the essential oil molecules every time you smell the dough.