Friday, October 23, 2015

It's Personal.

This month's PCAGOE challenge was to make a personal accessory. I wanted to make something that I don't usually make, something for myself. I have, over the summer months, discovered the benefits of essential oils. I am using them more and more and thought it would be cool to bring them with me wherever I went. I don't want to lug around the bottles. I thought if I could put the oils in something that would be easy to take with me. Then it hit me. What is easier to take with you than a pendant you wear around your neck.
So I set out on a little research and lo and behold I wasn't the first one to think of this. They have different names for them and the absorbing part of the pendant is different depending on who makes them. I decided to make mine from a piece of terracotta. It's quite absorbent. I took a hammer to one of my old pots and broke it into pieces I could use for a pendant. I chose some faux turquoise because I love the combination of colors, very southwestern. I sandwiched the piece of terracotta in between layers of turquoise, leaving an area to take the oils. It works great! I chose orange essential oil for my trial. I find it gives me energy and clears my mind. I love lavender as well so I might make another for that one. Here is a photo of my new pendant. I like wearing it, gives me focus. What is your favorite essential oil?

10 comments:

  1. I don't know if I even like essential oils! But someday I might try to find out more about them. This is exciting, your project, I can't wait to learn if you do another one and how you feel about them. :) Good exper-y-mentin', lady!

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    1. Jackie, I am the big skeptic when it comes to essential oils too but so far my experience with them is very positive. I want to make one for lavender. That will be my next one, I think.

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  2. Wonderful, Line. Beautiful and creative. Also makes me think I should try essential oils.

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    1. Thank you Debbie! I recommend them.

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  3. What a great idea!! I have not seen anything like this for keeping aroma therapy close to you. Very clever!

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    1. Thanks Betsy. It works great and I've noticed that when I get a hot flash I can smell it more. Ha Ha! Now I need an oil to stop the hot flashes.

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  4. What a fun idea! Love the way you're thinking with the creation of this!

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    1. Thank you Beth! I could make bracelets too. They would need more engineering though, making them comfortable to wear.

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