I’m sure you’ve heard about essential oil bracelets or diffuser bracelets. They’re a trendy item of late, growing in popularity not only for their alluring appearance but also because of their overwhelming beneficial properties. They can help you save money on toxic perfumes that leave unhealthy chemicals on the skin, by replacing them with more affordable, organic fragrances.
What Is Aromatherapy And Why Is It Useful?
Aromatherapy is the use of organic plant material to create positive and energy-enhancing fragrances that have a lasting impact on your well-being.
Just as a great meal can make you feel content, a great smell can do the same. It satisfies an inner desire for peace and can balance your emotions. Aromatherapy is known to positively affect memory, increasing recall and associating pleasant smells with happy pastimes.
Aromatherapy, in some form, has been around for thousands of years. Plants have been here longer than humans have, and the ancients always used herbal remedies to heal troublesome ailments. They can help soothe sore muscles, induce restful sleep, and even prevent pesky mosquitoes from bothering you.
Lavender is known as a calming plant, the scent is used in many blends of essential oils. It almost always improves a fragrance. Frankincense, the legendary oil of the tale of three wise men, has been highly valued throughout history. The oil, and subsequent smell are said to be highly beneficial for the skin. Citrus-type scents provide an immediate energy boost. Use grapefruit, sweet orange, lime, or lemon to feel the refreshing effects.
So What Are Diffuser Bracelets?
They’re basically a string of absorbent beads that you can apply essential oils to. The diffuser bracelet will allow the scent to soak in and it’ll be with you a lot longer than if you applied it directly to the skin. They’re usually designed as a minimalistic ally, using a rock bracelet as the base. Any porous material will do, however. You can use clay, wood, leather, or lava stones and have a similar effect. So long as the material locks in the fragrance, then you’re good to go!
The great thing about diffuser bracelets is that they’re both stylish and portable. If you use essential oils already, then you’ll know how important they become in your daily life. Essential oil bracelets remove the need to carry the oils with you as they carry the scent for longer.
Diffuser bracelets, when combined with your favorite oils or blends, can be used to help invigorate the mind, refreshing you and refilling your energy stores. A tangy citrus smell is sure to revitalize you when you’re feeling a little drained. There are also blends you can use to help relax, lift your spirits, or increase focus.
Oil bracelets are also known to treat minor ailments such as tummy aches, or migraines. The pleasant scents promote vitality and this is amplified if your rock bracelets contain healing crystals. The powerful combination that stems from semi-precious gemstones and essential oils can be enough to treat any small aches, whether physical or emotional.
When selecting (or creating) your own diffuser bracelet, why not add a personal touch? You can use your birthstone so that your essential oil bracelet resonates with you on a deeper level. Or, why not select a crystal or two that you think will be beneficial to you? Struggling with a cluttered mind? Use quartz to clarify your thoughts. Or if you’re finding yourself stressed and more uptight than usual, maybe try a soothing stone such as aquamarine or amethyst.
Whichever bracelet you get, ensure that it’s made from high-quality material. The last thing you want is for a poorly dyed gemstone to rub off on your wrist.
How Do You Apply Essential Oils To A Diffuser Bracelet?
Applying the oil to your diffuser bracelet couldn’t be easier. Simply choose your oil, or blend of oils, and pick the bracelet that you wish to apply it to. Use a drop or 2 and gently rub the oil into the porous beads with your fingertips. Dry off the excess oil. There will be no residue on your wrist, but you’ll have a nice, strong smell.
Wearing an essential oil bead bracelet effectively allows you to stop using perfumes. The organic and healthy plant scents provide only positive benefits, whereas perfumes contain all kinds of harmful chemicals that have a detrimental effect on your skin.
It’s a good idea to create a diffuser stack. That is to say, use 2 or 3 rock bracelets and add a different blend of oils to each one. Play with different combinations and see which has the best effects for you.
How Long Does The Scent Last?
This is a common question and one that doesn’t have a straightforward answer. The truth is that each scent and each absorbent material is different. Therefore, the amount of drops required and the time it takes to wear off depends.
Generally speaking, essential oils can last around one day on a lava bead bracelet before needing another drop. However, certain blends may need more frequent doses. Citrus scents, for example, should be refreshed regularly. Every few hours is a good bet. Minty oils, on the other hand, typically last all day.
Using a diffuser bracelet is cheaper than directly applying essential oils to the skin. The essential oil diffuser bracelets lock in the scent much longer than your skin will, saving you precious drops each day.
Here Are 5 Of Our Favorite Blends!
- A Soothing Scent - Mix 2 drops of lavender, 2 drops of lime, and 1 drop of spearmint.
This concoction is an instant muscle relaxer, the scent of which floods the body with calming energies. Add this blend to your diffuser bracelet to feel more chilled out during the day.
- To Sharpen Focus - Blend together 2 drops of wild orange oil, and 2 drops of peppermint. You can also add a drop of lavender and a drop of rosemary oil, but this comes down to personal preference.
This uplifting fragrance revitalizes the mind and allows you to remain fully focused on the task at hand. It’s a good blend to use for when the mind starts to drift after a long time of concentrating. It’ll bring you right back into focus mode!
- The Key to Happiness - Mix 2 drops of each frankincense, peppermint, orange, and lime.
This brilliant blend can raise your spirits if you’re feeling down in the dumps. It reminds you of the positive things in life - one of them being this beautiful fragrance.
- The Energy Booster - Take 3 drops of orange, 3 drops of frankincense, 2 drops of cinnamon, and 1 drop of spearmint and blend them all together.
This powerful combination is sure to boost your energy levels and is a great scent to have on your essential oil bead bracelet. You can smell it throughout the day to feel refreshed and full of life.
- The Insect Repellent - Use 2 drops of eucalyptus, 2 drops of lavender, 2 drops of geranium, and 1 drop of both cedarwood and lemongrass.
This fragrance is great for keeping bugs away, especially those pesky mosquitoes. It can transform your trendy essential oil bracelet into a fully functioning insect repellent. It’s a great way to prevent bugs without using harmful chemicals.
If you don’t use it on your diffuser bracelet, you can mix the blend with wax to make a small candle. Lighting is a surefire way to keep insects away.