I love diffusing essential oils!
But it’s not always possible to diffuse.
When I can’t use a diffuser, I turn to one of the many other ways to get the aromatic benefits of essential oils, such as using roller bottle blends or diffuser jewelry.
What is an essential oil diffuser bracelet?
A diffuser bracelet is simply a bracelet that is made with porous materials that can absorb and release essential oils. This could be leather, felt, wool, cotton, lava rocks, terracotta, air dry clay, or other natural materials.
How to use a diffuser bracelet
Apply a few drops of essential oil to the soft underside of the bracelet. Essential oils will typically last for 2-3 days before needing to be reapplied. To change EO blends simply wait for a few days for the scent of the first EO blend to wear off and then apply a different EO blend.
The aroma for the essential oils will slowly diffuse into the air around you. If at some point you want more immediate results, you can bring the bracelet closer to your nose and inhale deeply.
Here are a few favorite recipes for essential oil diffuser bracelets
These recipes use 4-5 drops. While you can use 4-5 drops on a diffuser bracelet. I usually only use 2-3 drops and I find that that is plenty.
So you can do three things:
- use the recipes as they are
- cut the recipes in half (so instead of 2 drops use 1; instead of 1 drop use as close as you can to a half drop)
- do what I do and make up batches of EO blends– it’s a great way to reuse that empty essential oil bottles
to an empty EO bottle add 10 times the amount of each essential oil (so if recipe calls for 1 drop, add 10 drops; if recipe calls for 2 drops, add 20 drops)
shake bottle well to combine
then add 2-3 drops of your custom blend to diffuser bracelet
If you reapply every 2-3 days, your bottle should last for about 6-8 weeks.
2 drops lemon eucalyptus and 2 drops lavender
2 drops lavender, 2 drops geranium, and 1 drop cedarwood
single essential oils for repelling mosquitos: lemon eucalyptus, citronella, lavender, geranium, spearmint
energy blend #1: 1 drop cardamom, 1 drop sandalwood, 1 drop cassia, 1 drop ginger
energy blend #2: 1 drop black pepper, 1 drop lime, 1 drop sweet (wild) orange, and 1 drop frankincense
energy blend #3: 1 drop lime, 1 drop grapefruit, 1 drop tangerine, and 1 drop spearmint
single essential oils for energy:
citrus essential oils (like lemon, tangerine, grapefruit, wild or sweet orange)
spicy essential oils (like black pepper, cardamom, cinnamon bark, clove, nutmeg, ginger, frankincense)
mint essential oils (like peppermint, wintergreen, spearmint)
coniferous essential oils (like white fir, douglas fir, Idaho balsam fir, pine, juniper berry, spruce)
herbal essential oils (like rosemary, sage, tea tree, thyme, basil, lemongrass)
to calm and relax
calming blend #1: 2 drops grounding blend and 2 drops lavender
calming blend #2: 1 drop lavender, 1 drop sweet (wild) orange, 1 drop cedarwood, and 1 drop frankincense
calming blend #3: 2 drops lavender, 2 drops lime, and 1 drop spearmint
single essential oils to help calm and relax: lavender, cedarwood, geranium, bergamot, vetiver, sandalwood, wild or sweet orange, Roman chamomile, rose, marjoram, coriander, jasmine, basil, and others
to brighten my mood
uplifting blend #1: 1 drop ylang ylang, 2 drops sweet (wild) orange, and 1 drop lavender
uplifting blend #2: 2 drops joyful blend and 2 drops invigorating blend
uplifting blend #3: 1 drop bergamot, 1 drop lime, 1 drop lemon, 1 drop wild orange, and 1 drop peppermint
single essential oils to uplift and promote a positive mood: grapefruit, lemon, lime, bergamot, tangerine, sweet or wild orange, spearmint, wintergreen, cassia, Douglas fir, juniper berry, and others
focus blend #1: 2 drops wild orange and 2 drops peppermint
focus blend #2: 2 drops lemon, 1 drop basil, 1 drop rosemary, and 1 drop cypress
single essential oils for focus: rosemary, lemon, wild or sweet orange, peppermint, basil, cypress, and others
irritability blend #1: 1 drop spruce, 1 drop cedarwood, 1 drop juniper berry, and 1 drop white fir
irritability blend #2: 1 drop lavender, 1 drop sweet (wild) orange, 1 drop geranium, and 1 drop clary sage
single essential oils for calming irritability: spruce, juniper berry, white fir, clary sage, cedarwood, lavender, geranium, and others
comfort blend #1: 1 drop frankincense, 1 drop ylang ylang, 1 drop sandalwood, and 1 drop patchouli
comfort blend #2: 1 drop geranium, 2 drops rose, and 1 drop ylang ylang
single essential oils for comfort: rose, geranium, ylang ylang, patchouli, sandalwood, frankincense, and others
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