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 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.
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