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DIY Essential Oil Diffuser Necklaces

June 24, 2015


This year for end of the year teacher gifts, we made essential oil diffuser necklaces.  Different variations of this project kept popping up in my Pinterest feed, and it seemed like a lovely thank you project to create with the kids.  After reading a few tutorials, we came up with a way that best suited us and got to work.  We’re quite pleased with the results and I hope the teachers are too.

DIY Essential Oil Diffuser Necklaces


  • air-dry clay (we used sculpey)
  • paint (optional- we used watercolor)
  • mod podge (we used the gloss finish)
  • cord of some sort (we used hemp)
  • mold or cut out or stamp (we used a soap mold)
  • chopstick to poke a hole for the cord
  • essential oils
  1. Create your shape.  Make sure it isn’t too thick or heavy to wear it around one’s neck.  Use a chopstick to poke a hole big enough to fit the cord through to create the necklace.  Let it dry completely, overnight should be good.
  2. Paint your piece and let it dry completely.  We used watercolors but I imagine tempera paints or pretty much any others would be just fine too.
  3. Coat your dried piece with mod podge to seal and protect.  Do not paint or seal the back of the piece.  This is where the essential oils go.  Once again, let this dry completely.
  4. Add cord to your finished piece to complete the necklace.  Place 1 or 2 drops of a favorite essential oil on the back of the necklace and let dry.  Our necklaces were a bit tacky to the touch until the oils were absorbed and dry.
  5. Once the necklace is dry, wear and enjoy!  Replace drops of oil as needed.  We used lavender essential oil on the white (unpainted) necklaces and LuSa’s Cranky Pants blend on the painted necklaces.

What a fun way to indulge in your favorite essential oils without placing them directly on your skin (which usually isn’t recommended anyway).  If a necklace isn’t your style, there’s no reason why you couldn’t make beads for a bracelet.  Lots of possibilities here.  I do believe there may be some holiday gift making in our future!

2 Comments leave one →
  1. June 28, 2015 12:41 pm

    Loved the idea! I think I’ll try to do some myself :)

  2. December 24, 2015 11:24 pm

    this is amazing, what a great idea! I am going to try this!! I woulds love for you to share this on Making Memories Mondays going on now! :-)


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