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?