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Last Updated on December 5, 2019 by Lynn
Essential oils and aromatherapy are great to use at home to help keep you healthy and vibrant. Diffusing all those essential oils with their fantastic properties is one of the best things you can do for your health. What if you want to have those benefits all day long, even when you’re going shopping, running errands, or taking the kids to the park? Essential oil jewelry is the best way to do that. Sure you can take your personal inhaler or your travel diffuser, but they aren’t with you all the time.
Essential oil diffuser jewelry is becoming quite popular right now, because it is so convenient to carry the oil benefits with you all the time. This resource will give you information on the kinds of diffuser jewelry available and some suggestions on where to purchase.
ESSENTIAL OILS IN REVIEW
Here’s a short review on essential oils and what they are. Essential oils are extracted from different herbs, plants, and trees. The extraction is done from the flowers, bark, roots, peels, buds, and resin of these botanics. My article on extraction methods explains the different ways oil is extracted. These oils possess very powerful properties that can be used in the healing of our bodies, minds and emotions. Some of these properties are antibacterial, antiviral, anti-inflammatory, antioxidant, anti fungal, antibiotic, and many more. You can tell from all these properties, essential oils are very beneficial.
Essential oils work great in regular diffusers and they also work great in diffuser jewelry. There are several types of diffuser jewelry. They are necklaces, bracelets, earrings, and rings. Here’s a look at each type and how they work.
I believe that diffuser necklaces are the most popular of diffuser jewelry. There are several styles of necklaces to use with essential oils.
The first style is a locket, but instead of putting a picture in, you put in a felt pad with a few drops of oil on it. These lockets have hinges and magnetic closures just like regular lockets. Typically, the design on these are very attractive. They have solid stainless steel backs so skin and clothes are protected from the oil. Look at these beautiful designs.
The pads in the locket can be reused with fresh oil or can be changed out to use different oils. These come with chains of different lengths, according to what length is desired. There are many sizes and shapes of lockets to chose from.
Lava stone jewelry is becoming quite popular. Lava stone is actual lava that comes when volcanoes erupt. Volcano lava produces the most fertile soil on earth, making great farmlands. Because of the way the ground is affected by the lava, and the lava comes from the raw energy or fire of the volcano, lava stones symbolize fertility, creation, and rebirth. They have been known to have healing properties of groundedness and calmness. When essential oils and lava stones are combined, there is quite a combination of benefits.
There are several types of lava stone necklaces. They come in several chain lengths and can have just one lava stone or on a chain with semi-precious stones. Some lava necklaces have a locket that the lava stone goes in. The locket can be different shapes like a sphere or like an animal. Some of these come with different colored lava stones. Other necklaces are a strand of gemstones combined with 6-9 lava stones.
To use essential oils with lava stones, use 1-3 drops of oil and rub into the stone. It is important to wait a few minutes before wearing the jewelry so the oil absorbs into the stone, thus avoiding staining on clothes. The oil on lava stones evaporates faster than other types of necklaces, because body heat warms the oil as it is being worn. Oil used on other types of necklaces lasts for days, but on the lava stones it only lasts for hours, but it is more potent.
Believe it or not you can even use essential oils on leather! This makes a great necklace diffuser. There are no special lockets or compartments on these. They are very simple and easy to use. Just add a few drops of essential oil to the backside of the leather and let it absorb before wearing. There is some jewelry that has a combination of leather and locket with either lava stone or felt inserts. They come in various shapes and sizes and the leather color can differ. Here’s an example.
These necklaces are quite unusual. They are made from clay (terracotta) and are painted, then kiln fired and processed in a way that they can be used as a diffuser. Place a drop of oil directly on the front of the pendant and let the oil absorb into the clay before being worn. There are many shapes and designs that make these unique.
Most, if not all, terracotta diffuser necklaces are designed by hand and they are one of a kind. Some are painted, some are not.
NECKLACE WITH DISPENSER
This diffuser necklace is a cylindrical necklace with a locket. It is quite unusual. Click on the picture to read about it.There are 4 parts to this pendent. The top is a diffuser/locket. Underneath that is a controller, then sealing ring, and at the bottom is a container. It comes with 10 felt pads for the diffuser. Put a felt pad in the diffuser. Add some essential oil to the bottom container. Holding the container upright, tightly screw it onto one end of the controller. Screw on the diffuser/locket, all while being in an upright position.
To get the oil onto the felt pad, with the pendent upside down, tap the pendent lightly to get the oil to flow. Keep the pendent right side up except when filling the diffuser. This is a convenient way to load the diffuser. They are made of stainless steel and can be either silver or black. They come with a stainless steel chain, but some come with an additional black leather chain to use with the diffuser.
Essential oil diffuser bracelets are almost as popular as the necklaces. They work like the necklaces. The essential oil is either put on felt or leather inserts, on leather, itself, or on lava stones. Add the oil just like you do the necklaces.
These are very similar to the lava stone necklaces. Some of them are a combination of lava stones and semi-precious stones, while others are all lava stones. The stones are beaded on braided rope and are adjustable. I would say these are the most common, because there are a lot of them out there. There is quite a variety of lava stone diffuser bracelets.
Why let the adults have all the fun? There are some great lava stone diffuser bracelets for kids! These have a silicone wristband with a special place to hold a lava stone. They come in various colors, such as orange, blue, and purple. Look at this one at Amazon.
Again, these are similar to the locket necklaces, putting the oil on the felt pads. They have a locket on them that works the same way as the necklaces. What makes these bracelets different from the necklaces are the bands that the lockets are on. Some of the bands are just a thin, stainless steel silver or gold bands, some adjustable, some are not. They do look quite elegant. There are a few locket diffuser bracelets that are chain bracelets, which are adjustable. These are really cute.
Also, some of the locket bracelets have leather wristbands. Most of them are one long strap that wraps around the wrist twice. Some of these leather locket bracelets look like a watchband, but with the locket on the band instead of the watch.
A majority of the leather bracelets are ones with the locket, but there are a few that are a little different. As with the necklace, there are leather bracelets that the essential oil is put right on the underside of the leather. One example is a triple wrap around leather bracelet, putting the essential oil directly on the leather.
There are leather bracelets with lava stones that are quite nice. They consist of a genuine leather rope band with attached lava stones and a metal clasp. There are plain leather rope bands, as well.
I was quite surprised when researching diffuser jewelry to discover there are actually diffuser earrings. That was something to discover as my favorite piece of jewelry is earrings. As in necklaces and bracelets, there are 3 basic styles. They are as follows:
These work the same way the necklaces and bracelets do. Put oil on the felt pad and put it in the locket to enjoy the benefits of the oil throughout the day. These are for pierced ears, as most of the earrings are. They are smaller in diameter than the necklace and dangle on a wire hook. Do you like cats? The locket diffuser earrings can be found with a cat design on the front, but there are also designs such as Mickey Mouse to choose from.
As with the bracelets and necklaces, the lava stone earrings seem to be the most popular, and use the oil just like the necklace. There are many styles of these earrings to choose from. A majority of these earrings come with sphere shaped lava stones, of which, most are black, but a few are in different colors. The lava stones can be placed in sphere or teardrop shaped, cage-like pendents.
Lava stone earrings also are styled with other beads and/or stainless steel or other metal pieces in different designs, such as lotus flower, rose, or tree. Most of the lava stone are dangle hook earrings for pierced ears.
There are a few lava stone stud/post earrings, but a majority of them are dangle type.
The leather earrings are mostly pierced, dangle, hook earrings. A majority of these earrings come in teardrop style and a few leaf style. In researching, I did find some one of a kind unique leather diffuser earrings of different shapes, but they were sold out. Other styles were leather tassels, leather strips, and circles. Most of these are approximately 2″ long. Check them out HERE.
Diffuser rings aren’t as popular as the rest of the diffuser jewelry. There really isn’t much to choose from, but there are some nice ones out there. I could only find two types, the locket diffuser ring and the lava stone diffuser ring, with the locket ring being more available.
Again, the locket ring works the same way the other locket jewelry works. Some of them also come with a locket diffuser necklace like this one. There are several designs for the top. For instance, designs of a tree, Tinkerbell, butterfly, and ocean wave. They are made out of stainless steel, but they look very elegant. Most of them come with 12 different colored felt pads to use with the essential oils.
LAVA STONE RINGS
While researching, I came across some very beautiful lava stone diffuser rings. They come in silver tone and gold tone. I’ve found many styles of lava stone rings, consisting of just 1 lava stone to several, and then some with precious stones. Also, I found lava stone locket rings where the lava stone is put in a cage-like sphere. This one doesn’t seem very popular and don’t look to be very good quality.
I came across this sterling silver wire wrapped ring at Amazon I thought was just beautiful. Click on the picture and read about it.The lava stone is a black, round 8 mm stone. This ring is hand-made to order using high quality material. I think this is one of my favorite, if not my favorite that I have seen.
With the use of essential oils, there are always precautions. Some of the oils are powerful and need to be used with caution. Do not overdo when putting the oils on pads, lava stone or leather. Always start with just a couple drops and let it soak in completely before wearing the jewelry, especially the lava stone and leather, anything that touches the skin directly. Some people have sensitivity to some oils, so it is wise to be cautious.
It is important when buying essential oil jewelry, to purchase only surgical grade stainless steel products. This is hypoallergenic and will not corrode or erode, especially because essential oils are highly corrosive and can ruin certain types of finishes. Gold and silver can be good, if there are no allergies toward them.
MY FINAL THOUGHTS
Anyone who loves jewelry of any kind, should consider essential oil jewelry, especially considering all the health benefits essential oils have. Wearing this jewelry with the essential oils can boost energy levels and fight fatigue, relieve stress and help relaxation, help with anxiety and fight mild depression, and strengthen the immune system, to mention a few benefits.
There’s so many advantages to wearing essential oil jewelry. For example, it is good to use, in association with essential oils, as a bug repellent. It’s beautiful just to wear on its own. Essential oils can be worn off the skin. It’s just an all around smart idea. If you would like to share any comments or questions, fill out the form below. If you already use essential oil jewelry, I would love to know about it.
As always, thanks for reading!