So in rummaging around on Pinterest this evening, I saw several neat ideas for how to make use of your essential oils by wearing them.
For those that don’t already know, I’m a strong supporter of holistic methods first, doctor visits second- and that’s only after I’ve made my own and purchased some OTC supplies- and with flu season in full swing, essential oils in the diffuser and on the feet at night has become a pretty typical routine to try and ward off some illness.
In regards to the bracelet I’m about to share, I’ve seen a few different versions. In the one I’m describing today, we’ll be using air dry clay.
Supplies are as follows:
Air dry clay, any color will do
Hot glue (opt)
Wax paper (preferable)
Toothpicks or skewers
To make the beads, roll the polymer/clay of your choosing into several small balls roughly the size of small marbles.
Using a toothpick or wooden skewer, poke a hole through the center of the bead.
You can at this point, too, if desired, draw a small stetch/picture/letter into the clay to add some flare.
Allow beads to dry for as long as is recommended on the packaging (usually 24 – 48 hours)
Measure your wrist by wrapping the wire around to the desired length, then use the wire cutters to split it from the roll. As always, when in doubt, make it a little longer than you would normally prefer. The beads will alter the fit a bit.
Next, string your beads on the wire.
Twist a loop with the pliers once all beads are on so as to keep them in place. And lastly, cover the part where the wire ends meet with some hot glue to make sure it doesn’t prick or stick you (optional).
In order to use the oils with your beads, simply dip a few into your desired scent. Be aware that some oils are photosensitive in nature, so you may want to put the oil on the outside of the bead- the side not touching your skin. Also, bear in mind that essentials oils are potent and the wearer may be sensitive to a particular oil, so use sparingly. No more than a drop or two per bead.
The scents may linger for a few days, depending, but feel free to use the same or different oils once they wear off.