essential oil necklace

When you learn how to make an essential oil necklace, we encourage you to dive into the world of literal ‘Aromatherapy.’ Discover that inhalation of essential oils can directly affect how the brain interacts with the other body systems, which govern heart rate, stress levels, and hormone balance.

Learn to create blends that are designed specifically for you. Explore the myriad of different jewelry diffuser products available, and let us unravel the confusion of what an essential oil necklace is and how to use it.

In its simplest form, a vital oil necklace is a pendant on a chain that holds absorbent material to place essential oils on for diffusion. Uncover the pieces made from a porous lava stone that can also be utilized. Design the perfect jewelry piece for your needs of yourself or as gifts for friends and family.

Why Should I Diffuse Essential Oils?

When we diffuse essential oils, we release aromatic molecules into the air. These affect our emotional and mental state, as well as clearing the air of airborne pathogens. So breathing in essential oils has countless benefits, and we addressed this thoroughly in a past post about the inhalation of essential oils. In particular, this is wonderful if you are stressed or want to work on hormonal balance.

However, sometimes it wouldn’t be ethically sound to diffuse across a space. Imagine, for example, a classroom with many different health issues in one area. Maybe you can’t diffuse at work, visiting a relative, or even on the train. We did a thorough post about this earlier in the year, where we looked at the science and safety of diffusion.

Diffuser necklaces, or aroma pendants as they are sometimes called, give you the benefit of being able to have instant access and for it to be close at hand; for example: if you have a headache, want to feel enlivened or reduce the effects of stress and anxiety upon your body. I recently used one to try and balance my high blood pressure, which had spiraled out of control a bit.

They are instantly accessible and super easy to recharge or refill, even on the go! They are perfect for taking days out and even on holiday.

Quite often, when I go camping, I miss out on my nighttime routine of a bath with Lavender, Ylang Ylang, and Vetiver essential oils. However, I took my diffuser necklace. In that case, I could prepare for sleep thirty minutes beforehand by putting the necklace on, laced with the essential oils, and keeping that essential oil routine consistent. So I might miss my bath, but I don’t have to miss my essential oils.

How do Essential Oil Necklaces Help with Aromatherapy?

Using the ‘aroma’ of plants to change our mood has been used for millennia. Think about smelling that first rose of summer or the first grass cut of Spring and how it induces feelings that uplift us and, in some cases, even bring us to hope for the season to come.

There has been much research into the practice of ‘aroma - therapy. Most people have heard about and tried using Lavender to calm nerves and reduce anxiety, and those that have used it will attest to its efficacy. However, research tends to move slowly, but it is catching up. Take a look at this research paper that looks at the effects that Linalool, a constituent of Lavender, has on reducing anxiety, albeit in mice. We are moving much closer to the science that will back up what folk and indigenous medicine have been telling us for thousands of years.

How Does it Work?

Imagine a fragrance wafting in the air - how does it get from there - to our nose and then to our brain? What happens in that process?

Those miraculous scent molecules go on not one but two journeys.

Journey One

Journey one

Journey Two

Journey two

It Reached My Brain - What Now?

Brain's Limbic System

I recently used Clary Sage in an essential oil necklace to help try and bring my blood pressure down after it went a bit mental. You can see here that it is one of the areas that the inhalation of essential oils could influence.

When I am stressed or feeling overwhelmed, the first thing I want to do is to smell something nice. My body knows what it needs. So you’ll find me nose-deep in my essential oils box or reaching for a bottle of perfume. It is weird because the effect, for me, is almost instant relief. Maybe, Rose Geranium and May Chang are my pseudo-narcotics of choice?

Types of Essential Oil Diffuser Necklaces Available

Many different types of diffuser necklaces and bracelets are made of many other materials. It can be unclear, so let me rationalize this for you.

What Is What, In The Aromatherapy Diffuser Jewelry Market?
You will see some terminology straddles more than one category
Most of the market is aimed at necklaces for women, but some for men are available, and you can always make a gender-neutral necklace or a bracelet.
A type of necklace with a pendant that opens or has an opening to drop in essential oils.
They sometimes have clay or terracotta discs on which to drop the oils.
A type of necklace that opens and has felt pads inside onto which to apply essential oils A type of necklace/jewelry where you drop the essential oil onto a bead made from porous rock or stone.
Be aware that the oils rest directly on the skin, so they must be diluted in some carrier oil.


Aroma Pendants Aroma Pendants Aroma Pendants
Diffuser Necklace Diffuser Necklace Lava Stone Diffuser Necklace
Aromatherapy Diffuser Necklace Essential Oil Necklace Lava Rock Diffuser
Aromatherapy Jewelry Aromatherapy Jewelry Aromatherapy Jewelry
Aromatherapy Locket Aromatherapy Locket Volcanic Jewelry
Terracotta Aroma Necklace Tree of Life or Fretwork Pendant Necklace Volcanic Beaded Jewelry
What materials are these usually made from?
These two categories are very similar and have the same construction materials.
They are usually made from various metals, from plated to precious metals like gold and platinum.
Generally, they will consist of a pendant strung onto a metal chain. Most charms will open in some way to contain a felt pad or a clay/terracotta disc. Some even have a lava stone.
Elements and findings are usually made from Plated Metals, Stainless steel, Sterling Silver, Gold, 14k Gold Filled, Rose Gold, silver chain, gold chain, and plated chains.
Many pendants are fretwork metal pendants, like the Tree of Life and Angel Balls, or based on lockets,
Usually, these come in the form of bead jewelry. However, some necklaces have lava stones incorporated into a chain link system.
Elements and findings are usually made from:
Lava stone/rock or porous clay beads threaded onto cord or thread with a fastening or clasp.
Lava or porous clay beads strung on elastic generally do not have a clasp or fastening as they stretch to go over your hand.

How Durable Are These Necklaces?

The durability of the essential oil diffuser necklace depends on its construction, the quality and size of the jewelry elements, and its findings.

If findings like jump rings are not soldered, they can easily pull apart if caught on a scarf or in your hair or if little fingers give a sharp tug. However, they are easily fixed as well. I always used to teach students to do a double jump ring technique to strengthen the connection and reduce the risk of failure and the loss of beads.

Durability also depends on your jewelry item; you may have a lava rock or lava stone beaded bracelet or necklace. If you are making this yourself, it is vital to follow the construction instructions carefully; fixings must be appropriate, connected, and fitted well to be strong, durable, and lasting.

The stringing material will also denote how long it will last and how often it will need to be serviced. For example, a piece constructed from Tigertail (plastic coated wire), with crimps, double jump rings, and a strong clasp, will last much longer than thread onto the cord. Usually, the findings are likely to fail, rather than the Tigertail itself.

In my experience, necklaces threaded onto the cord are more fluid and hang better. Even if they do break, they are easy enough to repair. Many of my precious stones are strung onto silk, but some exceptions are on Tigertail for extra safety.

Many bracelets are elasticated, and the elastic can perish quickly the more it is used. This, too, would need to be replaced and restrung in proportion to how much you wear it. Even if you barely sported it, the elastic would age and perish over time, so be prepared if it has sat in a drawer for two years to get it restrung.

Done well and treated and serviced with care, an essential oil diffuser necklace should last years. Not many consider having jewelry ‘serviced,’ but like pearls, any beads worn regularly should be restrung.

Service Schedule Recommendations
How often are you wearing it and what type of jewelry? Wearing all the time Wearing 3-4 times a week Wearing once a week Wearing it once a month
Chain and Pendant 4-6 months 6-12 months 12-24 months 3 years
Beaded Necklace/Bracelet 2-3 months 3-6 months 6-12 months 2 years
Elastic bracelet 1-2 months 2-4 months 6-8 months 1 year

If you teach yourself a few basic jewelry techniques, you need minimal craft supplies, tools, and findings, and it would give you immense freedom to create and design your own essential oil diffuser jewelry. You would also be able to deal with any repairs or servicing quickly and easily.

Essential Oils for A Diffuser Necklace

This is something that you will be wearing, and as gorgeous as it looks and smells, you do want to be wary of what oils you add to it. Add anything too heady and wear it for too long, and all you will likely get is a banging headache.

Even though you should dilute essential oils, some are known skin sensitizers and irritants. Sometimes, even when you have stayed within the safety data guidelines and diluted them thoroughly, some have still seeped out and irritated. These oils are best avoided for this reason; they are better used elsewhere.

Know which are the skin-sensitive essential oils. When we write about these, we say they are “Dermal Irritants.” Know your safety data and work within the guidelines. In this case, I suggest avoiding them altogether and looking at suitable alternatives.

Otherwise, most essential oils are a great way to practice the art of ‘Aromatherapy.’

My Top 5 Picks for Essential Oils for a Diffuser Necklace

1. Eucalyptus Essential Oil

This is an excellent oil for clearing the airways and feeling instant relief from congestion associated with colds and flu.

One of the constituents of this essential oil is a-Pinene which affects specific receptors in the body, which could assist in reducing feelings of depression and anxiety.

Also, a research study noted a drop in blood pressure and pain complaints in post-surgery patients.

2. Lavender Essential Oil

One of the most widely used essential oils worldwide, it has earned a reputation for reducing stress and promoting feelings of relaxation, which can improve our overall well-being. It is used most often to induce a blissful slumber and sleep.

Human-based studies have shown that the inhalation of Lavender in aromatherapy techniques brings benefits by stimulating the limbic system, which is the part of the brain involved in our behavioral and emotional responses.

Ideal for calming you down and settling emotions.

3. Lemon Essential Oil

Lemon has a beautiful, uplifting aroma, and while it might be a little harsh to use on delicate skin, this is an ideal essential oil to utilize to enliven and uplift your day. In addition, take full advantage of Lemon’s ability to combat stress and fatigue. Not only that but the increase in mental alertness and improved cognitive function.

I have used this for years, alongside other citrus essential oils, to relieve the sensation of nausea. 

4. Clary Sage Essential Oil

Clary Sage is one of the oils that responds well to being inhaled, and it is considered that it can help reduce feelings of depression and relieve some anxiety. This helps to balance feelings and emotions, to bring contentment and well-being back into equilibrium.

As I said earlier, I used this essential oil when my blood pressure was a bit happy to help me bring it back into balance. It also helps me focus and can help me find the clarity I need in a situation.

Note that standard safety data applies to pregnancy even if you are not using the oils topically. For example, Clary sage is only safe after 37 weeks of pregnancy.

5. Ylang Ylang Essential Oil

This one is heady, so use it judiciously; less is more here. So deeply sensuous and beautifully fragranced, it is a renowned aphrodisiac, and it is a beautiful oil to uplift you and help to improve and balance your mood. Whenever there is a need for a balance of some kind, it is always Ylang Ylang that I would reach for.

Upon research, one of its constituents, Linalool, looks promising in its ability to reduce anxiety when inhaled.

It is a great oil to make you feel like you are spoiling yourself and being a little decadent.

Like clary sage, we will observe the 37 weeks of pregnancy guidelines.

Best Essential Oil Blends for a Diffuser Necklace

All these blends are designed to fill a 5ml bottle (approx. 100 drops) that you can carry around to refill and recharge your essential oil diffuser necklace or bracelet.

Any blend that will sit directly on your skin, like in a lava stone bead, will need to be diluted well first. Blend your 5ml of essential oils into 25 ml of carrier oil. My choice here would be Jojoba carrier oil. You can use what you have to hand just as long as it is not too heavy, or you will clog your porous lava stone and its holes.

Relax To The Max

This will hit your olfactory senses and tell your brain that it is time to relax, reduce tension, and drop your shoulders. Your posture can change as you release the tension and how you have been holding your body because of it.

Lavender is renowned as the essential oil of relaxation, and it will always be my first choice to create a base for the blend. 

Frankincense is used worldwide in sacred ceremonies, encouraging reflection and focus and reducing anxiety. In his 'Aromatherapy A-Z,' P Davies said it has 'the ability to slow down and deepen the breath.'

Ylang Ylang, I find, is a very soothing essential oil that is widely used to reduce the feelings associated with depression and anxiety. 

Cardamom is warming, delicious, and an excellent oil for mental fatigue and nervous strain.

Relax to the Max
50 drops of Lavender
Essential Oil Bulgaria (Lavandula angustifolia)

20 drops of Frankincense Essential Oil (Boswellia serrata)

20 drops of Ylang Ylang Essential Oil (Cananga odorata) 10 drops of Cardamom Essential Oil (Elettaria cardamomum)
Safety: Not suitable for use in the first 37 weeks of pregnancy. (Ylang-ylang)

Bring Me to Life

Bring yourself to life. You may need a boost of energy and something to jolt you to wakefulness - I need this every morning! It is excellent when you are at work, and your mind goes blank as your brain shuts down on you. This will soon kick you back into action.

Clary Sage is excellent for stress reduction, and too much can make you sleepy, so don’t be tempted to add too much and keep the ratio low.

Mandarin is an essential oil that blends well and adds extra synergy to a blend, enhancing the properties of itself and the other oils around it.

Sweet Orange is another citrus oil that brings that enlivening punch of energy to the blend.

Grapefruit, and to bring that final zing to the mix, grapefruit brings up the rear and smacks you about the face. Are you awake now?

Bring Me To Life
10 drops of Clary Sage Essential Oil (Salvia sclarea) 30 drops of Mandarin Essential Oil (Citrus reticulata) 30 drops of Sweet Orange Essential Oil (Citrus sinensis L) 30 drops of Grapefruit Essential Oil (Citrus paradisi)
Safety: Not suitable for use in the first 37 weeks of pregnancy. (Clary Sage)

Shake It Off

So, the storm happened. Your nerves are buzzing and frayed, and you nearly kicked the cat. But do not kick the poor cat! Reach for this instead. Instantaneously calming and will have you feeling like yourself in no time.

Marjoram will soothe those frayed nerves better than anything else that I know.

Sweet Orange helps to dissipate that nervous tension.

Patchouli works on that nervous exhaustion from having your nerves frayed

Palo Santo, I find works on that metaphysical level to raise us about the mire and remind us of our place in the world. Both lifting and grounding all at once. It is a unique, essential oil.

Shake It Off
30 drops of Marjoram Essential Oil (Origanum majorana) 50 drops of Sweet Orange Essential Oil (Citrus sinensis L) 15 drops of Patchouli Essential Oil (Pogostemon cablin) 5 drops of Palo Santo Essential Oil (Bursera graveolens)
Safety: Not suitable for use in the first 16 weeks of pregnancy.
If you find you are really angry and frustrated - add 15 drops of Ylang Ylang, instead of Patchouli.
Safety data changes to: Not suitable for use in the first 37 weeks of pregnancy.

Clear Off

This is great if you are suffering from congestion or if your sinuses need to feel clear and enlivened. This will soon kick that congestion into touch and clear your head.

Eucalyptus is one of the best essential oils for relieving congestion and is used worldwide.

Peppermint is the menthol in peppermint, making this another perfect choice for reducing congestion and relieving any associated headaches, aches, and pains.

Tea Tree, I used to call Tea Tree the ‘anti-everything’ essential oil because it has so many of those properties; it could take you all year to learn them. An excellent oil for killing bacteria or viruses that go hand in hand with cold, flu, and virus season.

Myrrh, this may suddenly feel like an odd one out here, but trust me, it has its place. It is something that I have used for years for coughs and for loosening the mucus as it does have expectorant properties, and it is all anticatarrhal. Great for kicking that catarrh and cough into touch once and for all.

Lemon Eucalyptus, you might laugh if you told yourself the truth behind choosing this - I just like the smell. However, if you want someone else’s opinion - In the Complete Guide to Aromatherapy; Third Edition, Volume 1 – Foundations and Materia Medica by Salvatore Battaglia. He cites lemon eucalyptus essential oil benefits as antiseptic, antiviral, bactericidal, deodorant, expectorant, fungicidal, and insecticide. Perfect for helping combat those pesky microbes.

Clear Off
20 drops of Eucalyptus Essential Oil (Eucalyptus globulus) 20 drops of Peppermint Essential Oil (Mentha piperita) 30 drops of Tea Tree Essential Oil (Melaleuca alternifolia) 10 drops of Myrrh Essential Oil (Commiphora myrrha) 20 drops of Lemon Eucalyptus Essential Oil (Eucalyptus citriodora)
Safety: Not suitable for use in the first 16 weeks of pregnancy.

Warm Summer Nights

This is one for when you need warming through, literally and figuratively. Bring heat from the spices and a deep spicy fragrance that will remind you of lovely warm comfort food.

Fresh Ginger Root if you need an essential oil to induce the feeling of warmth, then this is your oil. Profoundly relaxing, and one induces feelings of being cosseted.

Cardamom is a beautifully balanced essential oil that has a beautiful effect on emotional healing and is a bit of an aphrodisiac.

Pink Pepper, often I will consider the vibrational qualities of essential oil when using them for myself and clients, and this is one that always comes up when there is a need to find peace amongst the noise. I also use it when negativity needs to be infused with positivity instead of when people struggle to do it for themselves.

Black Pepper is another wonderfully warming essential oil that invigorates the spirit and soul.  

Patchouli is one of those oils with that lovely deep musky scent that immediately gives you that warming illusion. A fabulous oil to wind down and relax with.

Warm Summer Nights
30 drops of Fresh Ginger Root Essential Oil (Zingiber officinale) 20 drops of Cardamom Essential Oil (Elettaria cardamomum) 20 drops of Pink Pepper Essential Oil (Schinus Molle) 15 drops of Black Pepper Essential Oil (Piper Nigrum) 15 drops of Patchouli Essential Oil (Pogostemon cablin)
Safety: Not suitable for use in the first 16 weeks of pregnancy.

How to Make a DIY Diffuser Necklace For Essential Oils

A Fretwork Diffuser - Aromatherapy Locket

These are easy to make because you start with pre-made elements, like a linked chain and a metal work aroma pendant. Then, it is as easy as sliding the pendant over the chain and voilá.

Other Options

However, some of those aroma pendants are expensive, and you might want something more suited to your budget. I used to specialize in making and teaching recycled and repurposed jewelry, and I can give you a few good pointers.

    • Look at the thrift store for old cheap lockets, not precious metal ones, and drill a few holes in the front in a decorative manner. Fill with a felt pad.
    • Seek out what they call angel calling bells; usually, they consist of a bell in a fretwork pendant that opens. You can replace the bell with a lava stone bead.
    • Keep your eyes peeled for metal caged-like pendants and elements that you can squish some absorbent material like cotton wool or felt into. Remember, you will also need to get it out to change blends and clean it!
    • Old-fashioned poison rings can be repurposed for this project.
    • You can source teeny weeny bottles that felt or absorbent material can be rolled into; these can be strung and used as a pendant.
    • Even air dry clay can make a relatively temporary pendant; one small packet can make many pendants. A great product if you are using lots of different essential oil blends. You can make clay plaques into lockets, clay beads into round aroma diffusers, or just a pendant with a hole in the string through.
    • You can even use those springy metal cages designed to hold crystals. You can use it with an appropriate-sized lava bead or a needle-felted ball of wool/felt.

One of those ideas will convince you that you do not need to spend a fortune and can make your own at home for a relatively small cost.

Lava Stone Necklace/bracelet

This is a simple project that uses minimum specialist tools and findings you can obtain quickly.

It is a simple starter project, but if your sight is not the best, a magnifying glass can help with the tiny crimp beads.

Make a smaller version of this project, measured to fit your wrist for a bracelet.

Lava Stone Necklace/Bracelet
The Materials and Tools You Need To Do This Project Suppliers
Crimp beads
A clasp
Wire cutters
Craft pliers
Measuring tape
Hobbycraft; Website:
Address: Bentley Bridge, Bentley Bridge Way, Wednesfield, Wolverhampton, WV11 1BP - 01902 383400
Beatties and Gadsby’s may have some of the findings and beads.
Hooty’s sells pliers and beads at fantastic prices.
ImageImage 1. Start by choosing your beads, go for ones that you are drawn to and in a color that suits your skin tone.
There is no point in making a piece of jewelry that you are not going to wear.
2. Measure the Tigertail to your preferred necklace size and add 1 inch or 2.5cm to the final measurement to allow for fixings.
Cut the Tigertail with wire cutters; hold firmly making sure the ends do not fly away.
3. You now need to collect:
* 2 small CRIMP beads
* A two-part CLASP.
Be careful with the tiny crimp beads they tend to disappear… I blame the fairies!
4. Add a crimp bead and the hook of the clasp onto the Tigertail and make a loop.
TIP: It is easier to push the crimp bead up and over the loose end of the Tigertail rather than try to thread it through.
Try not to crush the end loop of the hook or clasp while you crush the crimp bead. Trust me…it will fall off!
5. Take a pair of pliers (NOT CUTTERS) and crush the crimp bead flat, see photograph, trapping both strands of Tigertail in it.
At this point give it a good tug to check it is secure, if it is not, crush it further. The crimp should be nice and flat like in the photo.
TOP TIP: If you put small beads next to the clasp rather than larger ones, it makes it easier to do up as it leaves room for your fingers!
6. You can now start to design your bracelet; you should try different combinations of beads to see how they look. Things you might like to consider:
a. Ideally, you will want a lava bead in the middle of your necklace, so it is directly underneath your nose.
b. Separate larger beads with smaller beads for a more aesthetically pleasing and professional finish.
ImageImage 7. You need to decide if your necklace is going to be symmetrical (the same on both sides) or not.
If it is, you need to thread a bead and place a matching bead aside for the other side of the necklace.
You also need to decide if you are going to have a centerpiece for your necklace and measure the center spot as you go along…

If your design is symmetrical just follow the pattern that you have done on the other side to finish.

8. To finish, take your crimp bead and clasp and thread them onto the unfinished end of the Tigertail,
again make a loop and push the crimp bead up and over the end of the Tigertail
and if you have enough Tigertail just thread it back through a couple of the beads if you can.

TIP: Pliers can help here!

9. Now take the pliers and just like at the beginning, crush the crimp bead flat.
If you have any overhanging Tigertail just trim it off with a pair of cutters.
10. Congratulations, you have just made a beautiful beaded necklace!
In such an amazingly short space of time too! Fantastic…Well done!

How to Use a Diffuser Necklace with Essential Oils

Wearing an essential oil diffuser necklace for too long can overstimulate you causing you to go a bit ‘nose blind,’ so your body can stop responding to it.

For this reason, only wear essential oil diffuser jewelry for short periods and with breaks in between. In addition, it should only be worn consistently if it is on a bracelet (further from your nose) and carries deficient essential oil.

Robert Tisserand suggests that inhalation of essential oils through any diffuser should be: 30 minutes on and 60 minutes off.

Be mindful of Olfactory Fatigue when you can no longer discern the necklace's scent. Most people would immediately reach for the refill bottle and go to top up their type of diffuser. Instead, you need to take your diffuser jewelry off (or turn off your room diffuser) for an hour and then return to it, where you should be able to discern the scent again.

It is also worth remembering that just because you have Olfactory Fatigue or have gone ‘nose blind,’ it does not mean that those molecules in the air have stopped entering your nose. Those molecules will still be sticking to your mucous membranes and arriving at your limbic system. So, again, another good reason to take a break and not overdo it. You don’t want a sore nose or an overstimulated system.

For a deeper look into using a room diffuser and how you should use those, take a look at this article Using Diffusers - things to consider.

How to Clean a Diffuser Necklace? 

Cleaning instructions need to consider what your essential oil diffuser necklace is made from.

Plated metals will wear and fade with wearing, washing, and cleaning.

Some cheaper metals might react with the water and air and start to oxidize or rust.

Stainless steel or precious solid metal like sterling silver is the best choice for diffuser pendants and the chain, findings, and connectors.

Elements are best cleaned in hot soapy water, and white vinegar will help cut through any oil or grease that has collected. Do a patch test on your metal in a discreet place first to check before you do this to make sure there is no reaction resulting in marking.

Some diffuser necklaces will benefit from an overnight soak to loosen stubborn coagulated oils.

Cotton buds can help you get into all the nooks and crannies, and pipe cleaners are the perfect tool to clean intricate fretwork pendants. Look in the children’s craft section.

If you use felt pads, use clean pads for different blends, and refrain from re-using them with a diverse blend. Some are suitable for cleaning; others are not; check the instructions if you buy one. If you are making your own and cutting your wool felt pads, consider them disposable. Re-use but only with the same blend. It will tell you when it needs changing.

Remember to have water and an airtight zip lock bag to keep these pads in, and label them clearly so you can identify them.

Safety and Care Instructions

Dilute the Essential Oils

Like any essential oils that could end up on your skin, you need to make sure they are diluted.

This is the case with lava beads that sit directly against the skin; you must always use essential oils diluted 1:5 in a carrier oil. It is easier to have a 30ml amber glass pipette bottle to hold your essential oil and carrier oil bled.

Where you have a barrier against your skin, like in the pendants that contain felt pads, you can use neat essential oils, but you must be cautious and check for any leakage. None of these pendants are designed to be airtight and, therefore, not leakproof either, which means you could end up with neat essential oils on your skin, primarily if you use too many drops. Consider firmly using diluted oils anyway.

If you have open work lattice or fretwork pendants, you will need to dilute your essential oils at a ratio of 1 part essential oil to 5 parts carrier oil. This is because the chances of the oils getting on your skin are high.

Always wash your hands thoroughly after handling your essential oil necklace or bracelets and refilling the oils.

Swapping Blends Often?

Make sure you clean your pendant or lava beads thoroughly if you are swapping between blends before using a new blend. For example, you often swap between many essential oil blends and have a piece of jewelry dedicated to each blend.

Dedicated jewelry to a blend will reduce the need for cleaning; therefore, the wear and tear on your piece will be less, and it should last much longer.

This is easier to do with the felt pads because you swap the felt pad and give the inside a clean, but even that will create wear and tear if done too regularly, especially to plated metals.

Make Your Own

Consider that you don’t need many lava beads to do a good job. If you buy a strand for a few dollars, you can make several pieces of jewelry from those beads by combining them with other beads or elements.

One time, as a demonstration in class, I made 16 different lava stone bracelets from just one 16" strand of lava beads, using other beads and recycled elements.

You can certainly make a large selection of pieces to suit your every need. However, make sure you have a way of defining them apart from one another and keep them in a labeled pouch when not in use.

Protecting your clothes

If the essential oils get on your skin, you can surmise that the oils might also get on your clothes.

If you have an openwork, leaky, or lava stone pendant that is longer than the neckline on your top, it will be sitting next to the fabric of your top. Material is absorbent, oils like to be absorbed, and oils don’t enjoy coming out in the wash!

Staining your clothes with oil blends is easy unless you consider these first.

    • Wear an essential oil necklace that sits on your neck, not on your top; choose an appropriate length. Especially when using lava beads.
    • If you want a solid-backed pendant for your essential oil necklace, you can risk a more extended length just as long as your charm does not leak. Remember, as the hinge loosens with wear, the chances of leakage are higher.
    • Consider using a bracelet that is less likely to stain your clothes when wearing shorter-sleeved tops.
    • Plan what piece of jewelry is going to be most suited to you BEFORE you purchase one.
    • Learning to make jewelry will give you more freedom than you realize for this project.

Final Thought

Who would have thought just having a whiff of essential oil could do so much for you?

The clue is in the name Aromatherapy.

We have just become more used to using the oils themselves upon our bodies to initiate an effect; we forget that we can use the scent as a healing tool in its own right.

If this is your first time trying an essential oil necklace or bracelet, why not give one a go? First, try one of the suggested blends; they are exceptionally wonderful; when you gain more confidence, create your blends based on your individual needs.

Let me give you a quick example of how I formulate mine.

I was a bit fractious this week because of an impending situation. The situation itself was pretty emotional, and a significant life shift. I need essential oils that I respond well to and will reduce those feelings of anxiety, reduce the sharp emotional edge and promote positivity.

I chose and used the following essential oils:

You may recognize these from the blends provided above -

Cardamom is a beautifully balanced essential oil that has a beautiful effect on emotional healing and is a bit of an aphrodisiac.

Pink Pepper, often I will consider the vibrational qualities of essential oil when using them for myself and clients, and this is one that always comes up when there is a need to find peace amongst the noise. I also use it when negativity needs to be infused with positivity instead of when people struggle to do it for themselves.

Black Pepper is another wonderfully warming essential oil that invigorates the spirit and soul.  

Marjoram will soothe those frayed nerves better than anything else that I know,

Patchouli works on that nervous exhaustion from having your nerves frayed

Palo Santo, I find works on that metaphysical level to raise us about the mire and remind us of our place in the world. Both lifting and grounding all at once. It is a unique essential oil...  

Ylang Ylang, I find, is a very soothing essential oil that is widely used to reduce the feelings associated with depression and anxiety.

These essential oils supported me and my emotions well through that time, and the whole situation's outcome was fabulous. All is well with my world.

You can create your own ‘fragrant support system’ and carry it with you almost anywhere.

Is the Boss getting you down? Exhausted and need a pep? Need to be strong when you don’t feel it? Is stress getting the best of you? Anxiety mounting? Sounds like it is time for you to learn how to make an essential oil necklace or bracelet.

Once you have completed the process, you will find that they make a perfect jewelry gift for friends, family, and colleagues. You could even start your niche hobby business or add to your existing ranges and collections.

Wow! You are still here? Go and learn how to make an essential oil necklace!

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