How to use aroma beads
How to use aromatherapy jewelry with essential oils
Aromatherapy bead diffuser jewelry is an easy way to tap into the benefits of aromatherapy all day long, wherever you go.
Just rub a drop or two of your favorite oil(s) on the surface of your lava or wood bead jewelry using your fingers or roller bottle.
Apply to the top site of the beads if you have sensitive skin.
Some aromatherapy can stain or leave residue. If your beads are in contact with clothing, such as a necklace, test first.
What are lava beads?
Lava beads are natural beads made from cooled down molten rock after a volcano eruption. The pitted surface of lava rock beads is perfect for essential oil diffusing. Lava beads are said to have healing and grounding properties.
How long does the aroma last?
Factors include the type of jewelry, the amount of oil applied, and the strength or type of oil. At minimum 2-4 hours, if you use more oil it can last 24 hours, on wood, some oils last for days. Find your favorite and reapply when you notice the scent is gone.
How to choose an oil
Well… how do you want to feel?
- Calm and relaxed, stress and anxiety free: Lavender, Jasmine, Sweet basil, Bergamot, Chamomile, Rose, Ylang ylang, Frankincense, Clary sage, Patchouli, Geranium.
- Happy, rejuvenated and up-beat: Citrus Oils (lemon, grapefruit, tangerine), Geranium, Sandalwood, Vanilla.
- Stable and grounded: Sandalwood, Cedarwood, Frankincense, Patchouli, Cinnamon.
One of the most well-studied areas of aroma research is the effect of smell on emotions and mood. Smell receptors located on the upper surface of the nasal cavity make direct links with the limbic system of the brain, an area that governs the body’s emotional responses. This close connection between aroma and emotion becomes obvious in our everyday life as certain odors trigger memories or specific feelings. Some aromas directly impact mood (for example calming, balancing, or invigorating), while others trigger memories of a specific experience, often one tied to a strong emotion.
Aromatherapy can be defined as: “the art and science of utilizing naturally extracted aromatic essences from plants to balance, harmonize and promote the health of body, mind and spirit. It is an art and science which seeks to explore the physiological, psychological and spiritual realm of the individual’s response to aromatic extracts as well as to observe and enhance the individual’s innate healing process.” *
*National Association of Aromatherapy (NAHA)