DIY Jewelry Tutorials: Homemade Essential Oil Diffuser Necklaces for Kids
Don’t get me wrong: I love diffusing oils in my Young Living diffuser, or applying them with a rollerball. But I also love diffuser necklaces! A diffuser necklace lets you bring your favorite essential oils with you, going where you go! It’s a great set-it-and-forget-it way of experiencing essential oils throughout the day (you know, without having to lug a diffuser around from place to place!). Diffuser necklaces are also great for kids, because–let’s be honest–they’re not often going to remember to turn on the diffuser at home or use a rollerball at school when they need it!
There are lots of diffuser necklaces out there for purchase, but (you know me) I prefer to make my own. Not only is it more frugal, it makes a fun DIY jewelry tutorial for kids. They’ll love customizing their very own diffuser necklace!
This is my favorite tutorial for a DIY diffuser necklace. Make one with your kids so they can reap the benefits of amazing essential oils, wherever they are!
Let’s get started with this DIY jewelry tutorial.
1. Pinch off a piece of clay roughly the size of a grape. Roll in your hand until it is smooth and round.
2. Mix in additional colors if you’d like to create a pretty swirl.
3. Use a roller to flatten it to between ⅛” and ¼”. You don’t want your “charm” to be too thin, or it will break easily.
4. Use something small, like a medicine cap or very small cookie cutter, to cut out a circle.
5. Use a straw to poke a hole all the way through your clay–about ¼” from the top–to create a place to hang it.
6. Give your child a skewer or toothpick to draw pictures on the clay. This can be as simple or as complex as you or your child like.
7. You can even use stamps, as you can see on this cute cupcake charm we made!
8. Transfer to a foil or parchment paper-lined baking sheet and bake for 275 degrees for 20 minutes.
9. Allow your charm to cool completely.
10. Run ribbon or twine through the hole you made in your necklace and tie it off. Make it long enough that it can be slipped easily on and off.
11. Add oil to the back side of your aromatherapy necklace to diffuse throughout the day!
- Make several diffuser necklaces in different colors for different oils.
- Cut out different shapes with small cookie cutters or by hand.
- Remove the aromatherapy diffuser necklace at night for safety!
You can use whatever essential oils your kid will need that day. If you’re not sure which ones to use, check out my video on the 10 Must-Have Essential Oils for Your Medicine Cabinet. Here are a few other suggestions:
- If your kid has a test that day, use peppermint essential oil in the diffuser necklace. Peppermint essential oil helps aid focus. (Remember sucking on peppermint candy before taking a big exam?) However, if your kid is a nervous test-taker, try a soothing essential oil instead, like lavender, chamomile, bergamot, frankincense, or mandarin (or a blend of oils).
- If your kid is feeling a little blue, use the diffuser necklace with an essential oil that improves the mood, like cedarwood, geranium, or myrrh (or a blend of oils).
- To help combat stress or anger, try an essential oil like vetiver or ylang ylang in your kid’s diffuser necklace.
- If your kid is tired or needs a boost, try using a citrus essential oil, like grapefruit, orange, or lemon.
I can’t wait to hear how this DIY jewelry tutorial turned out for you! Feel free to let me know in the comments how you and your kids customize and use your diffuser necklaces.