Saturday, January 12, 2019

Why I Love My Aromatherapy Necklace

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Disclaimer - this review is being written by a self-confessed aromatherapy junkie!

I do like essential oils and have been thinking of getting myself an aromatherapy necklace, but I never got around to it.  Luckily, my daughter had seen me looking at them every time we saw them at a market or in a shop and she surprised me for one at Christmas.

I did tell her she was my favorite child - she replied that she was my only child, but I think she realized she'd made a great gift choice!

The necklace I've got is a Tree of Life design and is made from stainless steel.  You can find a few different designs around if you prefer a different look.  One thing that I really wanted was an array of different interchangeable pads.   Luckily I had mentioned this before and it's exactly what I got!

Now some people use these pads to color co-ordinate their outfits, but I choose to use different oils on different pads.  For example the blue pad has focus oil on it, the purple pad has harmony oil on it.

So Exactly How Do Aromatherapy Necklaces Work?


Simply put you put the oil onto a pad that fits inside the necklace which means you can inhale the oil while wearing the necklace.

The necklace opens up like a locket.  You add 1-3 drops of an essential oil or essential oil blend to the pad, pop it into the necklace and close it up.   Very easy, the hardest part is which oils to choose!

how to use your aromatherapy necklace

How Much Essential Oil to Use in an Aromatherapy Necklace


One thing that I've noticed is that most aromatherapy necklaces do NOT come with instructions.  The standard answer for how many drops to use is 1 - 3 drops.   I would suggest that you start off with just one drop of an oil for the first time you use it as you can always add another drop if you want to.

Let me give you an example, the first oil I used was my Harmony blend which I love and have used regularly in my diffuser and have even mixed in with my hand cream.  I added 3 drops and it smelled divine.   Two hours later I actually felt it was too strong and sickly so had to take it off. 

Now on the other hand when I used the Warrior Blend 3 drops was perfect and I wore it all day.

Everyone reacts to different oils differently so I would take each oil/oil blend and find out how you feel with them.  So far I have worked out I need 1 drop of one, 2 drops of another and 3 drops of a couple of others and even more experimenting to go!

When Should You Wear Aromatherapy Necklaces?


All the time!  I think that aromatherapy necklaces are something to wear whenever you feel you might need an essential oil.   I love Focus oil for work, especially when I have a busy day ahead, Harmony oil can be very helpful when you have to spend time with a group of people who aren't always the easiest to get on with (for some people this could be a family Christmas!).

I will definitely be using Lemon oil when there are viruses going around the office to keep myself healthy.

There really is an oil for just about everything so why not wear you aromatherapy necklace everywhere?   I only take mine off when I go to bed!

Are Aromatherapy Necklaces the Best Way to Use Essential Oils?


There are lots of ways of using essential oils and it's hard to say the best way because it depends on why you need to use the oil and which oil you're talking about.

An aromatherapy necklace is definitely a good way though and unlike a diffuser you can take it with you wherever you go during the day.

I must admit I wish I hadn't waited so long for my aromatherapy necklace.

Can I Use Fragrant Oils in my Aromatherapy Necklace


I guess technically you could, but please don't.  Fragrant oils are usually synthetic oils and can cause headaches.

I recommend Arbonne essential oils, the only problem is they only have a small range.   My other recommendation is the New Zealand brand Absolute Essential essential oils who have a much wider range of quality essential oils.

Whichever brand you use make sure they are 100% pure essential oils, if they say fragrant or perfumed oils please do not use them.

Which Essential Oils Should I Use in an Aromatherapy Necklace?

This is an impossible question to answer as it really depends on what you need your essential oil to do.

I have a lovely spicy blend called Warrior Blend that I use if I just want a nice warm blend when I go out as it makes me feel good.

If I am getting a bit of a headache and yet I have to go out then I will just add lavender oil.

If I'm going to be around sick people (work when there's germs around, visiting someone in hospital etc) I will use lemon oil.

If I have sinus I would probably use peppermint or a mix of peppermint and lavender.

If I have an exam or a day where I have to concentrate really hard then I would use Focus blend.

Think about what you want to achieve with your aromatherapy necklace and then search our aromatherapy reviews or google best essential oils for xxx .

Of course you can always ask me or even check out my Essential Oil Facebook Group, we'd love to have you join us.



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10 comments:

  1. What a unique and very welcome gift for anyone who enjoys using essential oils. A 'favorite' daughter for sure to give you such a wonderful gift.

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    1. Yes I'm very lucky with my daughter and I guess it means she does listen to me lol!

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  2. Oh that is pretty. I love the "Tree of Life" design on many things and this necklace looks really pretty. Thanks for this lovely idea for a future gift ....... along with the essential oils of course.

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    1. I think the Tree of Life was the perfect choice for me as I've looked at other (non-aromatherapy) necklaces with this design.

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  3. I love the tree of life design! That, alone, makes me love this idea. I have often wondered if there was a way to limit the essential oils to only me in case others in my home did not like them for whatever reason. This sounds like the perfect solution. Many days, more often than I care to admit, I would need the focus oil, but I bet I would prefer the smell of the lemon. Like you, I would probably opt for the oil by color as opposed to matching my outfit. What a great gift! Your daughter has excellent taste and clearly knows her mom well.

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    1. It would be a great solution for you Cynthia as you're not sure about how different essential oils may affect you as it's easy to take a necklace off and put it in a different room if it was too strong for you.

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  4. I received my first diffuser for Christmas, and I am officially hooked on essential oils!! OMG I frigging love it. I use it daily in my family room. I swear it clears my head and calms me. I like clean fresh scents (nothing flowery). Lemon and peppermint are my faves right now. I have orange oil too, but haven't given that a full try yet. Everyone in the house loves the peppermint oil the best, in fact I'm going to fill up my diffuser right now. This necklace sounds awesome too. I know I'd love this, especially to wear a mild lemon scent. I'll have to add this to my gift list.

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    1. Congratulations on your first diffuser, how exciting!

      Orange oil is a very happy oil, a great way to use if you're feeling a little down. It does make some people feel hungry though.

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  5. This is awesome! I've seen the essential oil bracelets. I've thought alot about getting one. But this necklace is amazing. Thank you for the multiple photos of it - I can see that it is much better than the bracelet with the one porous bead.

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    1. Personally I'm not a big fan of the porous beads, I like having the pads that I can change out and use different oils with. There's lots of different designs to choose from with the necklaces.

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