How to Make Diffuser Necklace

six homemade essential oil diffuser neckalces made with silver-plated snake chain, silver wire pendants, and wool felt balls in blue, green, turquoise, olive, and magenta

This diffuser necklace is my new favorite!  Make your own for less than a dollar.

In fact, if you use waxed cotton cords, you can make diffuser necklaces for about 50 cents each!

 

Anyone can make these, really.  And they’re super fast to make.  I made 20 in about 15 minutes.  That’s 15 minutes to make all 20 diffuser necklaces!

 

Perfect for make & take classes, new enrollee incentives, team gifts, teacher appreciation, and more!!

Who wouldn’t love to get one of these?!!

 

 

six homemade essential oil diffuser neckalces made with silver-plated snake chain, silver wire pendants, and wool felt balls in blue, green, turquoise, olive, and magenta

 

 

Supplies

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Silver plated metal bead cage pendants  – click here to get them

 

a pile of silver wire cage pendants used to make diffuser jewelry

 

 

24″ silver plated snake chains – click here to get them

 

several 24 inch silver-plated snake chain necklaces

 

Or use these super cute waxed cotton cord necklaces that come in all these amazing colors– click here to get them

 

a bundle of cotton wax necklaces in bright colors from pink to blue, green, orange, and brown

 

 

Lava beads (hold the essential oil) – click here to get

 

a string of black lava beads used to release the scent of essential oils in diffuser jewelry

 

 

Colorful lava beads (hold the essential oil)- click here to get

 

a string of colorful lava beads used to release the scent of essential oils in diffuser necklaces and bracelets

 

 

Or instead of the lava beads, you can use these adorable (and colorful) 14mm wool ballsclick here to get them

 

a pile of small colorful wool balls that will be used inside of the wire cage necklace pendants

 

 

Step-by-Step Instructions (as easy as 1-2-3)

Putting these diffuser necklaces together is so easy!

 

1.  Just pop one lava bead (or wool ball) into the wire cage (no tools required)

wire cage pendant and small cyan wool ball

use fingers to pry open wire cage big enough to fit wool ball

wool felt ball inside of wire cage pendant

small cyan wool ball inside of silver wire cage pendant

 

2.  Slide the chain through the bead cage

That’s it!  You just made a DIY diffuser necklace.

end of silve snake chain necklace going through pendant loop

 

3.  Just add a few drops of your favorite essential oil.

Reapply oils every couple of days. Enjoy!

6 colorful wool felt balls in diffuser necklaces

10 black lava beads inside diffuser necklaces

essential oil diffuser necklace displayed on slice of cedar tree to show what it would look like on neck

 

up close shot of three necklaces

 

 

Approximate costs

You can make one of these cute diffuser necklaces for as little as 50 cents each.  Costs will vary based on which necklace chain you choose to use (waxed cotton costs a lot less than the silver snake chain) and which type of bead you use (black lava beads cost less than the colorful wool balls).  Below you’ll find some approximate costs for several different versions of diffuser necklaces.  Costs range from about 50 cents each to a little more than $1.

note: prices change constantly.  These approximate costs are as of 8/23/2019.

 

  •  50 cent diffuser necklace

waxed cotton cord + cage + black lava bead

 

  • $1 diffuser necklace

silver snake chain + cage + black lava bead

  • a little more than $1 diffuser necklace

silver snake chain + cage + colorful wool ball

 

 

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Sarah Lewis

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Blog Comments

Why do you need to hold the EO when using the lava balls? Their description says they are for essential oils. Have you had a bad experience with them?

Sorry for the confusion.
What I meant was that the lava beads are the thing that hold the essential oil in the diffuser necklace.
But I see how that could easily be read as don’t use essential oils with the lava beads. Sorry about that. Yes, you can definitely use essential oils with lava beads. They are great for that! Just be sure you get the lava beads that are unwaxed. There are some waxed lava beads out there and that makes it harder for them to capture and hold the essential oils.

I really enjoy your posts! Your recipes include absolutely everything needed to make them and your directions are perfectly, simply stated. I look forward to your emails!!! Thank you!!!

I also am from Kansas. This is such a good idea. I definitely am going to make some of these for friends and family. I am thinking these may be even good to sell at a craft fair.
Carla

Hi Carla,
Nice to “meet” a fellow Kansan!
They make fantastic gifts! Everyone seems to love them.
Have fun making these.
Sarah

This is very interesting information.. thanks for sharing this..💜💜

You’re welcome.
Glad you found it helpful.
I appreciate your kind note! Thank you.

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