Essential Oil Diffusing Jewellery

Introducing OYL’E London – Essential Oil Diffusing Jewellery.

OYL’E London Pendant – ROSE GOLD £109.99

Last year I met Sumera Shamim at one of my natural perfumery workshops and she shared her plan to make essential oil diffusing jewellery. I could tell immediately that what she would design was going to be exquisite and would reflect her own beautiful style.

When she got in touch to let me know her range of jewellery was ready I was not disappointed, every detail has been carefully considered and the design so elegant and delicate.

The collection is made from 925 Sterling Silver and Rhodium plated allowing durability. The OYL’E pendant is designed to open with ease, but not accidentally, and holds a bespoke 100% pure wool bead perfectly. The vents that make up the pendant are constructed specifically to slowly diffuse your chosen essential oil & aroma throughout the day. The chains are adjustable, allowing them to be worn quickly and easily.

OYL’E London Pendant – SILVER £109.99

I have been wearing my bracelets and pendants for a couple of months now, and the initial captivation has not worn off, in fact it has deepened as the real magic of the product comes into play. Each morning I decide between the rose gold and the silver jewellery and then I decide which scent I want to wear.

The essential oils are sprinkled onto a little ball of organic washable wool and then encapsulated in the sphere. I currently have a few balls with different combinations of oils on. Every now and then they need refreshing and sometimes a new oil is added to the mix.

It’s a lovely moment in my morning ritual that I am then reminded of through out my day. Often I take the pendant to my nose and enjoy the perfume, and sometimes if I bend down and the pendant swings I notice the scent. I have a different blend inside the bracelet and so get to enjoy two smells.

OYL’E London Bracelet – ROSE GOLD £94.99

This really is a beautiful way to use essential oils, some of my clients use them to support their health, one made a blend to help with a cold, one for feelings of anxiety and one for morning sickness.

At the moment I have rose, neroli & pink pepper in my pendant, and sandalwood, myrrh & black pepper in my bracelet…

 

Click here to view & purchase OYL’E London jewellery.

Click here for essential oils to sprinkle into your jewellery.

How to Use Essential Oils in the Shower in a Burner or Diffusor

How to use essential oils in a burner & diffusor.

A couple of years ago I moved into a little studio and it only had a shower -no bath!  Since I do love a bath I made sure I had the odd treat at a friends house so I didn’t miss out on this luxury.  Anyway, one evening after work, I decided to take a shower which is unusual as my routine is always to do this in the morning, as it seems more refreshing rather than relaxing.  I went about it in a totally different way though, since I couldn’t incorporate the oils in the same way I would in the bath.  I got out my little ceramic burner:

Handmade Ceramic Oil Burner by ‘Throw to Fire’.

This is a simple device used to scent the atmosphere in a room with essential oils.  You put a tea-light in the bottom part, fill the top bowl area with water, and sprinkle essential oils of your choice into the water.  As the candle heats the water it warms the essential oils too and they release their molecules into the room, including the scent.  It’s useful to choose a burner that has quite a deep bowl for the water, because as it is heated by the tea light, the water evaporates and when there is no water left the essential oils can burn onto the surface making it difficult to clean.  Between 3 and 10 drops of essential oil should be enough in the burner, depending on the desired effect (blend inspirations below).  My bathroom was quite small so a few drops had a good impact on the room, but you can use more if you feel like it.

The tea-light in the burner already gives a little glow to the room, so I switched off the light and lit a few more candles, and it felt very special -I honestly had never taken a shower by candle light nor taken the time to prepare the room in this way.  It was a bit of a revelation to realise the difference it made to how I felt, and often became part of my night time and even morning time ritual.  It actually felt more nurturing than a bath at the time.

Choosing the oils to scent the room is a big part of the ritual, and I like to go with what ever I feel at the time, but here are some ideas to get you started but have a play yourself, as I notice that we all have different styles to blending so you will probably come up with something completely different but perfect for the moment, and if not, it’s all part of getting to know them and what you like.

Blends for your burner:

  • First thing in the morning: 4 drops of Eucalyptus, 2 drops of Peppermint, 4 drops of Lemon.
  • For winding down in the evening: 4 drops of Lavender, 6 drops of Mandarin.
  • Some thing in between: 4 drops of Geranium, 4 drops of Orange, 2 drops of Thyme.

You can just use one oil if you like or as many as you want…

Remember that inhaling the oils is the fastest way their molecules enter your body, so it is still a very effective method of using them.

Another very quick little trick for using the oils in the shower is to  take a bottle of essential oil in to the shower with you, and once the heat is up, and the steam is rising, simply sprinkle 3 or 4 drops onto the floor below, and you will experience a brief surge of oils as the steam releases the molecules upwards.  This trick works well with strong scented oils like eucalyptus or peppermint as they release their scent immediately, something like rose or myrrh would not be appropriate as they are slower to release and will dissappear down the plug hole before your nose knows it!

You could also use fresh eucalyptus leaves for a refreshing scent in the shower, pin a bunch above the shower head so the steam releases the smell and clears your respiratory system along the way.