I've carried a vile or two of the standby scents for as long as I can remember. A couple of years ago, my stepmom asked if I "use oils." I said, "yes, I think so?!" By "use" I meant I add them to bathwater, dab some on my wrists and that was about it. Little did I know she was about to introduce me to the essential oil revival that we are all experiencing ;)
Once I had my head wrapped around what oils could do for me, I was on a mission to outfit everything from my house to myself with essential oil diffusers. I found simple, minimal sleek home diffusers all day long, but my search came up sparse on the wearable options. So boom, born of necessity, like most of my work, I had a new project — to make a simple, minimal way to wear your favorite calming/energizing/soothing scents all day, with a new line of essential oil diffuser jewelry.
I'd been working with clay for years and I knew some of the more porous clays absorbed liquid. After a little research I landed on using a terra cotta type clay on leather cord. I LOVE working with clay and I love making things that are functional so this was a win/win endeavor.
Making Essential Oil Jewelry
above: The first collection of MIMOSA Handcrafted essential oil diffuser jewelry.
The idea of combining my metal work with my clay work had been nagging at me for years. This was it. I decided I wanted to take the diffusers to the next level by nestling them into my metal wears that would stack nicely with the rest of my collections.
above: Mix and match the triple O essential oil diffuser bracelet any way you want.
Using & Caring for Essential Oil Jewelry
Using essential oil diffuser jewelry is easy! Whenever you need a little extra peace and calming, and even when you don't, simply add a drop of your favorite essential oil to the terra cotta disc on your Mimosa jewelry, put it on and you're good for the day. The stronger the scent, the longer it will last — lavender a day or so, Patchouli forever (I kid, but more like a week ;)
To keep your essential oil diffuser jewelry looking like new, you can wear it in the shower and let the warm soapy water work its magic. You can also soak it in a bowl of warm soapy water. The clay discs are replaceable if necessary down the road, however, I've worn mine daily for more than a year now and it looks good as new!
Here's a quick how-to video for our essential oil diffuser jewelry to get you started!
Local Louisiana Essential Oils
We teamed up with Smoke Perfume to offer our Small O Essential Oil necklace and a beautifully packaged 10ml of Wellspring, Smoke Perfume's most recently reformulated oil, in one perfect, essential oil jewelry bundle. Wellspring bathes you in the scents of ylang ylang, violets, cacao, and amber.
When it comes to the essentials, ylang ylang is my go-to oil. Even before I knew anything about the magical powers of oils, that scent made me feel at home. My grandmother's family has been in the florist business since they came over from Europe. She sold wet, newspaper-wrapped flowers and herbs on Canal Street in New Orleans when she was a girl. Some of our family still owns a flower shop there. My parents' first house was two houses down from that shop and until my dad moved, the flower shop was my playground.
Ylang ylang brings me right back to that flower shop, so the idea to package our products together made more sense than peanut butter and jelly.
I hope you found this helpful when it comes to the who, what, where and why of our essential oil diffuser jewelry collection! We'd love to hear your feedback, thoughts, favorite oils and ways to wear them in the comments.
Wear those oils well!