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How to Choose a Personal Diffuser for Essential Oils

Written by Myles Nystrom and updated on November 28, 2016
Aromatherapy necklace

Aroma-bearing jewelry has been worn for centuries for health and spiritual purposes. Inhaling essential oils is well-known to have many health benefits and can have a profound influence on how we feel.

Aromatherapy jewelry diffusers are wearable which means you can breathe in essential oils all day, taking a pro-active approach to staying healthy and feeling good.

What to know about essential oil diffusers

There are a few things you should understand before you purchase your essential oil diffuser. Many different styles and applications will allow you to use your essential oils in unique ways.

Types of Personal Diffusers

When thinking of a diffuser, most people imagine a large clunky machine that shoots a scent into the air. While these large room diffusers are great, there are many more methods of diffusing your essential oils.

Aromatherapy Diffuser Patch

Sharing the scent throughout your entire home, or even just a specific room is not always appropriate. That is why there are many different options, some of which allow you to carry your scent with you to enjoy independently. These types of machines are called personal diffusers.

Essential oil diffusers can come in many shapes and sizes. Ranging from necklaces to patches these can be small and discrete while still allowing you to benefit from the soothing scents of the essential oils.

Why Wear an Essential Oil Necklace Diffuser?

When you’re on the go, you need a diffuser that can go with you wherever you go! If you apply essential oil to your skin, it is quickly absorbed, and the smell is gone before you know it. A wearable diffuser is a way to make sure that you will be able to inhale the essential oils effortlessly throughout the day.

If you share an office space, you may not feel free to use a room diffuser and a necklace offers an easy solution. It is also easier than carrying around bottles of oils, cotton balls, and droppers.

So many essential oils are available for different purposes, from helping with a headache, calming your anxiety, giving you an energy boost and much more. You have the option of selecting what you feel you need the most each day. You can choose eucalyptus if you’re battling with a cough or cold or an energy blend to help you to get over that afternoon slump at work.

Sweet orange may be exactly what you need to uplift your mood when you’re feeling down. Just imagine what calming oil could do when facing the onslaught of morning traffic on the way to work. Calming oil could also help if you knew were going to face a particularly stressful or anxiety creating event during the day such as making a presentation.

Feeling the chain of the essential oil necklace around your neck will remind you to take a relaxing breathe and the oil keeps diffusing throughout the day. How many drops of oil you add is up to you and you may have to experiment to find what works best for you.

What to Look for in an Aromatherapy Necklace

Aromatherapy jewelry is increasing in popularity as an easy and desired way to get the benefits of your favorite essential oils. This can take the form of a necklace, bracelet, pendant and more as they devise new gadgets daily. Skip the perfume and opt for a more natural scent that has healing powers. Simply add a few drops of oil and watch as it holds the scent from a couple hours to days.

You will want an essential oil necklace diffuser that is light enough to wear comfortably all day and yet is heavy enough to stay put. It must be well constructed from superior quality materials so that it is durable. Stainless steel is one of the most popular materials used because it is beautiful and resists tarnish.

The most commonly used stainless steel is surgical grade 316L because it is very resistant to essential oils. It is lead and nickel free so it’s an excellent choice for those who are sensitive to some metals.  

Consider the length of the chain and whether it is adjustable. Find out what the pads made from, how many are included and whether they washable.

Body heat is conducted through the diffuser to the enclosed pad that contains the oils. The vaporized oils diffuse into the air and you breathe them in. The filigree design allows the vapor to diffuse. You don’t want to risk getting oils on your clothing, so the locket must be well constructed with a solid back.