This is such an easy project but yet right on trend and really pretty. It makes a perfect Mother’s Day gift! Just add a bottle or two of essential oils and you’re all set. Find out how to make an essential oils diffuser necklace in 10 minutes below:
Materials needed for the essential oils diffuser necklace:
Clay – I used a red terra cotta air drying clay I got from the craft store. You can make your own clay (see the cornstarch clay recipe I have on this post) or purchase any other clay that you prefer. The more natural the clay though, the more it will absorb the oils.
Some kind of cord to hang the pendant from.
Water or hand lotion – it’s easiest to work with the clay and get rid of any little bumps or cracks if your hands are moistened.
You can use a rolling pin if you want but I just flattened mine with the palm of my hand.
You can use a cookie cutter to cut out the shape you want. I just free-formed mine.
A rubber stamp or two
I found it easiest to work directly on a piece of waxed paper so the pendant would lift off easily. A palette knife or even a piece of cardboard helps in this as well.
A bamboo skewer or straw or something to make a hole for the cord
It doesn’t get much easier than this. Simply roll a ball of clay between your two hands. Press it down into a flat disk or use a rolling pin for the same results. Using your hands or a cookie cutter, shape it into more of a circle, oval, or whatever shape you want. Gently press the rubber stamp into the disk of clay. This may cause the clay to get a bit misshapen or to form some cracks but don’t worry. Simply use your fingers (wet with water or with hand lotion rubbed on them) to smooth it out. Make a hole for the cord and leave to dry. The clay I was using takes a full 48 hours to dry thoroughly so while this is a quick and simple project, you do need to plan ahead for it. That’s it! Simply add a cord and you’ve got a necklace. When ready to use it, just add a drop of essential oil to the pendant. It will absorb it and hold the scent for hours (or even days depending on the oil and type of clay you use).