Hey friends! If you’ve been reading here for a while, you know how much I LOVE natural stones and beads in my DIY jewelry. Recently, I learned that the porous qualities of lava beads allow them to absorb essential oils and act as a natural diffuser – and I had to try it for myself! I’m pleased to say that it does indeed work – though you will have to re-apply your oil(s) every day or two. If you’re looking for a fun DIY or a handmade gift idea, let me share with you this beginner-friendly essential oils diffuser bracelet! Make one, or a whole stack, and enjoy a bit of aromatherapy all day long.
Supplies you’ll need to make your own essential oils diffuser bracelet:
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- Lava beads (in today’s post, I’m using 6mm dyed beads for the purple bracelet, and 8mm beads for the black one)
- Coordinating gemstone beads in the same size (shown here are amethyst and emerald)
- 2 – 5mm spacer beads
- Stretch cord .8mm
- Super Glue (optional)
- Your favorite essential oil
Cut a 10″ length of stretch cord, and string your beads. For this 7.5″ bracelet, I used 5 inches of lava beads, and 2.5 inches of gemstone beads. First, string one type of bead, add a spacer, and then the second type. Add the second spacer bead.
Next, tie a square knot (double knot) at the spacer bead. Stretch cord can be slippery, so I also add a drop of jewelry glue to the knot to hold it. Slide the spacer bead over the knot before the glue dries, to cover the knot. Once the glue is dry, trim the excess cord.
You can experiment with different colors, textures, and shapes! I like the 6mm size beads as an everyday bracelet. I paired the larger 8mm round lava beads with rondelle-shaped emerald stones. Add a drop or two of essential oils to the porous lava beads, which will absorb the oil and hold it close to your skin all day, gently diffusing your favorite scents. The oil will last 1-2 days, so you can re-apply as necessary and even change scents on your essential oil diffuser bracelet.
Thanks for joining me for today’s fun and easy DIY jewelry project, and I’ll see you all again soon!