Aromatherapy Jewellery - LAVA STONE PENDANT, BOHEMIAN FEATHER
AQ AROMATHERAPY JEWELLERY
Aromatherapy Jewellery is the perfect way to use a jewellery piece as your own personal essential oil (or perfume) diffuser. The method is simple: essential oils are added to an absorbent pad or bead (depending on the jewellery type), and when worn the warmth of your body gently heats the oils and allows them to diffuse into the air around you. Our Lava Stone pendants use naturally porous volcanic stone beads to absorb the oils and make a wonderful and unique gift even for those unfamiliar with aromatherapy.
JEWELLERY PIECE: Lava Stone Bohemian Feather Design Pendant, Vintage Silver Finish
SIZE: Approx 30mm from Tip of Feather to Top of Bead
METAL: Zinc Alloy - Lead Free, Nickel Free. Silver Coloured
CHAIN: Free Silver Alloy Chain Included
SCENT BEAD: Natural Lava Stone, approx 7mm Diameter
*Each pendant comes with a free matching delicate silver-tone chain (length varies - not overly long). For long term use we recommend replacing with your own chain or leather cord of choice - the free chain may well last the lifetime of your pendant, however as these are a free item they are not guaranteed.
WHAT IS LAVA STONE AND HOW CAN IT BE USED WITH AROMATHERAPY?
Lava stones are crafted from naturally-formed cooled volcanic magma - the slow cooling creates air pockets which result in small porous holes and voids throughout the rock, and this is what makes it perfect for aromatherapy. It is this porous nature that allows your oils to soak into the rock, and allows the scent to last while diffusing the scent using the warmth of your skin. Lava Stone is a very study rock and should last for many years of Aromatherapy use without corroding or dissolving.
Being from deep within the Earth's core, Lava Stone is said to be used for grounding protection, allowing us to make a 'root' connection with the Earth to find focus as well as to stabilise, balance and calm emotion.
Natural Lava Stone Aromatherapy Jewellery can be worn as-is for it's look or reputed grounding benefits, or add a drop or two of essential oil to the porous bead to use the piece as a long-lasting personal aromatherapy diffuser. Our Lava Stone Bohemian Feather Pendants feature a delicate little feather charm (approx 20mm in length) which hangs beneath a natural Lava Stone bead (approx 8mm in diameter) - being a smaller piece it's the perfect choice for those who prefer something less bulky. Add your oils directly to the bead (see below for instructions - as the bead will sit directly against your skin to take care not to use strong or sensitising oils), and as you wear it the warmth of your body will gently heat the pendant to diffuse the oils into the air around you.
Each pendant comes with a free chain included (see note above).
HOW DO I USE MY LAVA STONE?
We find the best approach is to add just a drop or two of essential oil directly to a Lava Stone bead, and allow it to soak in for a little while before using. If it's a particularly strong or sensitising oil make sure you wipe the surface dry to help avoid it coming into contact with your skin as some oils can cause sensitivity when directly applied. Using Lava Stones to diffuse your oils can dramatically extend the scent life of your oils as the stones can hold the scent for an extended period - up to several days with some oils, before the scent naturally dissipates. Top up with additional oils as needed.
DISCLAIMER: Please remember to check for skin sensitivities before using essential oils against your skin - some oils are more sensitising than others. Ultimately it's up to you how much oil you add to your Lava Stone jewellery, however if you experience sensitivity from any oil, we'd suggest you discontinue use or try using less oil on the Lava Stone. NEVER allow children or pets to chew or suck on the beads as most essential oils are toxic when ingested.
HINTS & TIPS
* Avoid dripping oils directly onto metal parts of any aromatherapy jewellery as this may eventually corrode the metal.
* Do not allow oils to come into direct contact with the skin or clothes as they may cause skin sensitivity, or stain fabrics.
* You don't need to put too much oil onto your Lava Stone beads - essential oils are very strong so you don't need to use too much oil.
* Keep out of reach of children and NEVER allow children or pets to chew or suck on the beads as most essential oils are toxic when ingested.
Natural essential oils do dissipate reasonably quickly - this is one of the great things about them, that they don't hang around and leave a 'stale' aroma as synthetic fragrances often do. To help your oils last a little longer try using a blend containing base note oils (eg vetiver, patchouli, frankincense, jasmine etc), which tend to last longer - this will make the top and middle note oils last longer as well. Most simple aromatherapy books will list the 'note' categories that common oils fall into.
You can use these for your favourite scented oil as a perfume, or you can use your imagination and use therapeutic oil/s to cover anything from concentration at work or uni, to calming oils or even oils with anti-viral or anti-nausea benefits, making this your own personal portable oil diffuser. Use up to four different oils to create your own unique blend, or use one of our PURE ESSENTIAL OIL BLENDS to take the guesswork out of which oils to choose. See our LEARN MORE page on Inhalers, Roll-Ons & Jewellery for more instructions and hints.