One of our Facebook friends asked us for some recommendations for diffuser blends to use on aromatherapy jewelry. We took the challenge and did some research and experimenting, and now we present to you the following list.
Aromatherapy jewelry is a fairly broad category and consists of any type of jewelry that is porous enough to absorb essential oil such as clay, lava rocks, wicks, felt pads, etc. The oils slowly diffuse by the air current caused by your body movement or existing in the environment. The oils can last anywhere from a few hours to several days (depending on the amount of oil used and the thickness of the oils). Here are a few examples of aromatherapy jewelry that you can purchase from AromaTools:
There are ways to make aromatherapy jewelry on your own, which allows you to create your own custom look. You can find instructions on making clay jewelry here and instructions for making a solid perfume locket here.
Aromatherapy Jewelry Diffuser Blends
The amount of oil drops used on aromatherapy jewelry can range from 1–10 drops depending on the type of jewelry. Clay pendants only need 1–2 drops; wicks can use up to 10 drops. Because of this variance, we decided to keep our blend or oil suggestions to 1–4 drops total. If you really like a recipe, try mixing up a slightly larger batch (20 drops total) in a small sample bottle and then applying 1–2 drops of the blend to your jewelry.
One important thing to remember when adding oils to aromatherapy jewelry is to avoid using essential oils that can irritate the skin, because the jewelry is often worn in direct contact with the skin. If you have sensitive skin and know a certain oil causes irritation, then avoid using that oil with your aromatherapy jewelry.
- Blend 1: 1 drop peppermint, 1 drop orange
- Blend 2: 1 drop peppermint, 1 drop lemon, 1 drop rosemary
- ADD/ADHD: 1 drop lavender, 1 drop basil
- Addictions: 1–2 drops grapefruit
- Anxiety: 1 drop orange, 2 drops lavender
- Appetite Suppressant: 1–2 drops grapefruit
- Calm and Relax:
- Blend 1: 1 drop ylang ylang, 2 drops lavender, 1 drop Roman chamomile
- Blend 2: 1 drop lavender, 1 drop Roman chamomile
- Blend 3: 1 drop bergamot, 1 drop ylang ylang
- Blend 4: 1 drop bergamot, 1 drop cedarwood, 1 drop juniper berry
- Blend 5: 1 drop lavender, 1 drop orange, 1 drop cedarwood, 1 drop frankincense
- Blend 1: 1–2 drops peppermint
- Blend 2: 1 drop lime, 1 drop grapefruit, 1 drop orange (or tangerine), 1 drop spearmint (or peppermint)
- Blend 3: 1 drop bergamot, 1 drop wintergreen
- Fear: 1 drop lavender, 1 drop ylang ylang
- Focus: 1 drop lavender, 1 drop petitgrain, 1 drop rosemary, 1 drop orange
- Irritability: 1 drop cedarwood, 1 drop juniper berry, 1 drop fir
- Memory: wear and smell while studying and again while taking the test to help recall facts.
- Blend 1: 1–2 drops rosemary
- Blend 2: 1 drop rosemary, 1 drop peppermint
- Mood Swings:
- Blend 1: 1 drop lavender, 1 drop rosemary, 1 drop peppermint
- Blend 2: 1 drop clary sage, 1 drop bergamot
- Mosquito Repellent:
- Blend 1: 1 drop lavender, 1 drop lemongrass, 1 drop peppermint (or spearmint)
- Blend 2: 1 drop eucalyptus, 1–2 drops lavender, 1 drop lemongrass
- Blend 3: 1 drop lavender, 1 drop patchouli
- Motion Sickness: 1–2 drops peppermint
- Nausea/Morning Sickness: 1 drop ginger, 1 drop peppermint
- Romantic Feelings: 1 drop ylang ylang, 1 drop clary sage, 1 drop sandalwood
- Blend 1: 1–2 drops lavender
- Blend 2: 1–2 drops grapefruit
- Blend 3: 1 drop lemon, 1 drop orange, 1 drop clove, 1 drop cedarwood
- Blend 1: 1–2 drops lemon
- Blend 2: 1 drop ylang ylang, 1 drop lavender, 2 drops orange
- Blend 3: 1 drop lime, 1 drop bergamot, 1 drop orange, 1 drop peppermint
- Blend 4: 2 drops petitgrain, 1 drop juniper berry, 1 drop orange
- Blend 5: 2 drops lavender, 1 drop rosemary
Source: Modern Essentials™: A Contemporary Guide to the Therapeutic Use of Essential Oils, 8th Edition.