You finally got that diffuser necklace or bracelet you’ve been wanting for months: now what oils do you put in it?
That depends on what therapeutic benefits you want and what scents you like. I picked five diverse essential oils based on their commonality, scent, therapeutic benefits, and personal enjoyment.
The 5 best oils for diffuser necklaces are:
- OnGuard (or your favorite immune-booster)
OnGuard: Your Best All-Around Oil for Diffuser Necklaces
doTERRA’s blend OnGuard is one of the company’s best-selling oils. It’s a sweet-smelling blend designed to be an all-around immune system booster to help ward off colds, coughs, and other common illnesses.
Its ingredients include the pleasing orange, cinnamon and clove oils, and its health benefits are attested to by its many fans. As far as all-around best diffusing oils go, this one is hard to beat.
Young Living offers a similar blend called Thieves. Many of the other smaller brands have a blend with similar ingredients.
Lavender: Best for Relaxation
Lavender is probably the most well-known and versatile essential oil. Although I personally don’t prefer to wear its scent, if you’re looking for a great relaxing oil, there’s nothing better.
One of the top reasons that people use essential oils is to combat anxiety on some level. Lavender has a calming effect and a gentle, flowery aroma. If that’s the mood that you’re going for, this is the oil for you.
Other lavender oil benefits include alleviating headaches, better sleep, and improved brain functioning.
Peppermint: Best for Headaches
I can’t believe that I’m listing this one, because personally I think that the peppermint essential oil scent is far too crisp and planty for everyday diffusing. However, when I’m looking to get rid of nausea or headaches, this is my go-to oil.
Granted, headaches are caused by a variety of physical and psychological factors. It doesn’t always work, but many people love using peppermint for headaches or even migraines.
If you’ve been working long hours and enduring a headache, putting peppermint into your diffuser necklace can be a great natural solution to help you push through the day.
Jasmine: Perfect for Natural Perfume
I know: technically Jasmine isn’t an essential oil. It’s an absolute. But as a member of the essential oil family, it fits in perfectly with an irresistible, sweet, flowery aroma and a huge list of benefits.
Even as a child I disliked synthetic perfumes. They’re heavy scents; they make me sneeze (I think I’m slightly allergic); and they remind me of my grandma. (My grandma is great, but is that the image you want your perfume to invoke?)
For this reason, I prefer natural scents, especially essential oils, to traditional perfumes. When my wife wears jasmine, it makes me go crazy. It’s easily my favorite perfume-like scent.
The good news is that there are some pretty great benefits to jasmine. It relieves depression, uplifts your mood, reduces stress, and—get this—is an aphrodisiac. What more could you want in your natural perfume?
Amber: Another Winning Natural Scent Choice
Amber oil is also technically not an essential oil, but it’s close enough, and it’s offered by most essential oil companies. It’s one of the trendiest natural scents on the market and has some great benefits as well.
Since amber is a rare and expensive resin, the oil that people buy usually isn’t an essential oil made from amber. (Pure amber can be bought, but it is a dry, distilled version costing hundreds of dollars per ounce.)
Typically the amber oil that is found in stores contains a combination of a tiny amount of the amber resin itself, essential oils and carrier oils. It’s usually mixed with sandalwood, frankincense and cedarwood. You can’t help but notice a woody, luxurious, leather-like scent.
It’s benefits include a calming effect, which is great to combat anxiety and stress. It’s also good for the heart and, like jasmine, is said to be an aphrodisiac.
Whether you’re looking for aromatherapy or natural scents, these essential oils are my 5 recommendations for what to use in your diffuser necklace.