Aromatherapy Jewellery - LAVA STONE PENDANT, BIRD CAGE
Each pendant comes with two beads included - one in the locket plus one spare bead.
For additional 14mm replacement lava stone beads, CLICK HERE.
Or add an extra set of TWO BEADS to your diffuser purchase via the drop-down OPTIONS MENU near the top of the page, before adding it to your cart.
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 through the open holes and into the air around you. Our Lava Stone range use naturally porous volcanic stone beads to absorb the oils, with additional replacement beads also available. Supplied in a gift box with simple instructions, so makes a wonderful gift even for those unfamiliar with aromatherapy.
JEWELLERY PIECE: Lava Stone Bird Cage Design Pendant, Silver Finish
SIZE: Approx 42mm height (inc bail), 22mm Diameter - a beautifully LARGE piece!
METAL: Zinc Alloy - Lead Free, Nickel Free. Silver Coloured. Undo clasp to open the locket and add oils or replace bead.
CHAIN: Free Metal Chain*
SCENT BEADS: Natural Lava Stone, approx 14mm Diameter. Two beads included with every pendant. Add an additional pack of two beads via the drop-down OPTIONS menu,
Replacement 14mm beads are also available separately - CLICK HERE.
GIFT BOXED: Yes, with Simple Instructions.
*Each pendant comes with a free simple alloy chain (length varies). For long term use we recommend replacing with your own chain 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 beads to use the piece as a long-lasting personal aromatherapy diffuser. Our Lava Stone Bird Cage Pendants are a beautifully large size (see above for dimensions): the unique 3d cage design opens up like a locket via a clasp on the side to reveal the lava bead. Add your oils directly to the bead (see below for instructions), enclose it back into your pendant, and as you wear it the warmth of your body will gently heat the pendant to diffuse the oils into the air around you through the filigree holes. Each pendant comes with a free chain (see note above) and spare bead (see below). Presented in a gift box with simple instructions, they make the perfect gift.
LAVA BEADS & REPLACEMENTS
Each pendant comes with one 14mm lava bead inside the locket, as well as one spare lava bead, making it easy for you to switch to a fresh scent while your other bead is still scented with another oil. Additional replacement 14mm Lava Stone beads are also available - if you'd like to add an extra set of two beads to your pendant, just choose '+ 2 EXTRA BEADS' from the DROP-DOWN 'OPTIONS' LIST near the top of the page, before adding it to your cart. Replacement 14mm beads are also available separately - CLICK HERE.
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.