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Teach Me Tuesday: Lava Bead Jewelry

Alright. First and foremost let’s get this disclaimer out of the way: I am an independent distributor of Young Living Essential Oils. I’ve used them exclusively since 2013, I know them, trust them, and love them. Those will be the only oils I talk about or recommend.

Now, on Facebook I had asked for suggestions on tips I could post here and a good friend of mine suggested a how to on oils and lava beads. I’ll have you check her out here: Suzanne Elizabeth Designs and you can peruse her gallery of beautiful handcrafted jewelry. We served together in the Air Force fixing KC-135R tankers in North Dakota. She and a select few others are considered my “tanker chicks” so I can say that I wholeheartedly endorse anything she is making. I have a beautiful necklace I actually won from her, and no, you can’t have it because its mine. If you want to shop her store, check on Etsy.

Since it was her suggestion; I bring you a quick tip on how to use essential oils on lava bead jewelry.

Now it is up to you to decide what oil you choose and why. Peace & Calming is my favorite and always has been. It’s a blend of orange, tangerine, blue tansy, patchouli, and ylang ylang. It’s citrusy and herbal, to me it is the epitome of sunshine and relaxation. Generally if I’m wearing any type of diffusing jewelry it has peace & calming on it.

Why lava beads? The answer is because they’re porous so they can absorb the oil and release the scent as you wear it. This type of usage is typically known as inhalation- basically smelling. Our brains are pretty complex so if you want more information on how oils work through inhalation check out Lindsey Elmore on her YouTube channel. She is a pharmacist who is knowledgeable on Young Living, science, and healthy living. A quick google search of the olfactory system and essential oils will also lead you down a winding rabbit trail. Just please, if you google, look for scholarly sources not just opinion blogs.

Moving on. A simpler reason is because they smell good, I don’t wear perfume or super scented lotions. I wear a homemade lotion that has benefits for my skin and not surprisingly, contains Young Living oils.

Have you tried lava bead jewelry? The bracelet pictured is one I made with memory wire and beads from around the house. That’s a teach me post for another day though!