Scents have a powerful effect on us and businesses have used them for a long time. There have been many studies over the years proving the power of scents. Smells can evoke an emotional response or spark a flow of memories. A specific perfume can remind you of someone you love. Scents can be comforting, relaxing, or healing. Aromatherapy focuses on healing and health and uses a variety of essential oils and blends to help in a variety of ways. Think of wearing a diffuser necklace or bracelet as aromatherapy you can take with you no matter where you go.
Brief History of Aromatherapy
Aromatherapy is defined as the use of botanical, or plant-based scents for healing. Many different cultures have used the practice for thousands of years. Many historians think the Chinese were among the first to use it for medicinal or healing purposes. Incense used in many settings was made from plant materials and used to create a feeling of harmony and well-being. Aromatherapy was used by the Greeks, Egyptians, and Romans in religious settings as a way of promoting emotional and physical health.
In essence, plants have the power to heal as well as boost your morale and mood. Before modern medicine, plants were used in a variety of ways for healing illnesses and promoting a good mental state. When the distillation process was discovered around 1000 years ago it made it possible to create essential oils. The process was necessary for extracting the oils from plant flowers, stems, and leaves. However, Egyptians and other cultures had a crude method of obtaining oils from plants. They used them in ways ranging from religious ceremonies to cosmetics. But, it wasn’t until the Industrial Revolution that the essential oils as we use them today were even possible.
Choosing the Best Oils for Diffuser Necklace and Bracelet
Choosing the best oils to use in a diffuser necklace and bracelet will depend on the effect you want to achieve. EOs are beneficial for treating many different emotional and physical conditions. Aromatherapy is often beneficial for those suffering from anxiety, stress, or depression. Some “general purpose” oils for fighting depression, promoting relaxation, or calming anxious minds include lavender, chamomile, and peppermint essential oils. Sandalwood essential oil is also a very good oil for general purposes and can help address a variety of common ailments.
Probably one of the best oils for a diffuser necklace or bracelet if you are just getting started is lavender. It’s a gentle oil and not many people have skin reactions to it. Lavender essential oil has a light, pleasant smell and is a good base when you are ready to start making some of your own custom oil blends.
Lemon oil is another good one to start with. It has an energizing, uplifting, effect that can boost your mental and physical energy levels. Lemon EO is another on that is often mixed with other oils.
Peppermint essential oil is also a great one to get you started. It is used for a variety of things such as treating insomnia, anxiety, and nausea.
There is a broad range of things that wearing diffuser jewelry can help with. Aromatherapy is beneficial for conditions such as:
How safe is it to use diffuser jewelry?
Using diffuser jewelry is very safe. Inhaling essential oils is a common method of using them. It can be more beneficial than applying them topically, especially for those who have sensitive skin. Diffuser jewelry doesn’t put out a big, strong scent. It’s likely those around you won’t even be able to smell it. Scented perfumes, lotions, and soaps often aggravate allergies or sensitivities for many people, unlike essential oils. You can wear diffuser jewelry around kids, at work, or any other place you normally go.
Why Diffuser Jewelry Should be Made of Stainless Steel
When you buy a diffuser necklace, make sure the pendant is made from surgical stainless steel. It’s the best material for diffuser jewelry although leather, gold, and sometimes silver is used. There are a couple of reasons to use surgical stainless steel. Firstly, stainless steel is resistant to tarnishing and will last a lot longer than other materials. It will continue to look good for years, and you will not need to polish it.
Secondly, surgical steel is a hypoallergenic material and won’t cause reactions for those with sensitive skin. Other metals like copper, gold, and silver can cause skin reactions for some people. Surgical stainless steel will not corrode and won’t be affected by being exposed to your body heat or oils from the skin.
Lockets and pendants should be constructed of surgical stainless steel to ensure the oils don’t damage the metal over time. It will contain a fabric or felt disc inside that the oils are applied to. Some contain a lava stone, or wood to apply the oil on. Diffuser bracelets are often made from lava stones which will hold the scent of the oil, so the wearer can reap the benefit.
How to Apply the Oil to the Necklace or Bracelet
Diffuser bracelets and necklaces are both beneficial for use with essential oils. Even though they can be quite different in design, applying the oils is generally the same.
To apply more than one oil, first, apply a single oi. Turn the stone in a circular motion so the oil seeps into the stone. After the stone has glossed over, apply the next oil
Essential Oil Blends to Use with a Diffuser Necklace or Bracelet
You can use a single oil in your diffuser jewelry, or you can use pre-mixed blends with them. Here are a few blend recipes to get you started using essential oils for a diffuser necklace or bracelet.
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