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Handmade jewelry just has a unique look all its own. It can have more meaning, and it's special in that you can make it however you choose, with whatever you choose. I've known about diffuser necklaces for some time, mostly thanks to my sister for showing me how her necklace works. I've only recently begun my own journey with essential oils, and in researching necklaces, I decided I wanted to make my own diffuser necklace. Not only that, but I want to show you how you can make your own. Don't be intimidated. If this awkward as heck girl can make one, you can too.
This particular diffuser necklace is a locket version; you can also make them out of clay or leather. Stay tuned because now that I've made one, I'll be making several more in the near future. It's kinda like eating a piece of chocolate or a Cheetoh… You just can't stop at one. And the nice thing about making your own is that it's very inexpensive, depending on the items you choose for your necklace.
- Necklace chain
- Lobster clasp
- Jump rings
- Silver Heart Box Charm, or similar locket that has openings that allow oils to diffuse.
- Another charm, like a small jewel
- Jewelry pliers – including round-nosed, wire cutters, and long nosed
- Felt or fabric
- Young Living Essential oils
You may be asking yourself where to find a locket. I actually found one (just ONE) at my local craft store, Hobby Lobby. I searched high and low for that one locket too. It may be best to order a locket piece if you don't have a craft store, with a good jewelry section, nearby.
The first thing you want to do is gather your supplies, deciding exactly which pieces you're going to use on your necklace. Once you have your pieces, cut your chain to the length desired. Attach a jump ring to each end of the chain. Then attach the lobster claw to one of those jump rings.
Attach the locket, with jump ring, to chain. Then do the same with the charm or jewel.
Now for the most important part… This is a diffuser necklace, after all. Cut a small piece of felt or fabric to fit inside the locket. I chose to use grey felt because it's barely noticeable inside the locket. Add a drop or two of your favorite essential oil to the felt. Place felt inside locket. One of my favorite oils is Peppermint, but I also love the three pictured here… Thieves, Peace & Calming, and Valor. I had a profile interview coming up for an article I'm writing. Being the introvert that I am, I thought I could use a little Valor. So, that's what I went with. The beauty of this particular necklace is that you can cut several pieces of felt and change them out, using whatever oils you prefer or need on any given day.