This is such a fun craft to do with your little girls! Then send them to school wearing these aromatherapy necklaces to balance their moods and stress levels while away from home.
You don’t have to be crafty to make them either. They are fairly simple.
Have your kids make their own, so it’s personal to them or make them as gifts this Christmas! Either way, your family will love this aromatherapy jewelry for essential oils.
Aromatherapy Jewelry for Essential Oils
- Terra-cotta clay
- Sand paper
- Stamps (small—no more than 1 inch in diameter; find in craft stores)
- Shish-kabob stick (or toothpick)
- Necklace Waxed String 1-1.25 (craft store)
- Round cut-out object (you can use caps left over from hair products, bottle caps, cookie cutter, etc.)
- Rolling pin (or pen/pencil will work)
- Aluminum foil
- Wax paper
Step 1: Take some terra-cotta clay and rub it in the palms of your hands until it’s soft and pliable.
Step 2: Place a piece of wax paper on the table.
Step 3: Use the rolling pin to roll out the clay until it’s 1/8 of an inch thick.
Step 4: Take your round object for cutting out circles and press firmly into the clay to make the pendant.
Step 5: Remove the excess clay from the cut out pendants.
Step 6: Take each pendant and stamp the design into the clay.
This is what it will look like after you have stamped it.
Step 7: Once you have stamped the pendants, take your shish kabob stick (or toothpick) and make a hole in the pendant (make sure the hole is big enough to fit two strands of string into it).
Step 8: With the left over clay, make a few small round beads and put a medium to large size hole in the center of it.
Step 9: Once all the pendants have holes, place them on a cookie sheet, cover them in aluminum foil, and bake or air dry according to the directions that came with your clay.
Step 10: If you are baking them in the oven, be careful to not over-bake. They may seem bendable as soon as you take them out of the oven, but they will harden once they cool off completely.
Step 11: Once they are cooled off, use sandpaper to lightly smooth away any rough edges. This will temporarily change the color of the clay, but the color will return to normal once essential oils are applied.
Step 12: Take your string and cut it to your desired length. You might want to add 4-5 extra inches just to be safe. You can always cut the string shorter later on if you have to.
Step 13: Take your pendant and put both ends of your string through the hole. Pull the ends through and put them through the loop. Pull the string tight. This will help your pendant lay flatter on your chest.
If you want a shorter necklace that can easily be taken on and off, follow this next step. If not, just tie the two strings together.
Step 14: On one end of the necklace, tie a knot a couple inches down. Place a bead on next and then tie a knot on top of the bead, so the bead is securely in place. On the other end of necklace, tie a loop that is large enough for the bead to fit through, then cut off any extra string. To take your necklace on and off, simply put the bead in the hole that will act as a clasp.
Your necklace pendant is done! Drop 1 drop of essential oil into the stamped part and rub it around with your finger.
Your necklace is now ready to wear so you can enjoy mood-enhancing essential oils throughout the day! If the scent starts to fade, you can add another drop to the pendant. A little essential oil goes a long way; 1 drop should be plenty.