Sometimes I stare at Pinterest and am overcome with the desire to glue macaroni to a Kleenex box, or Mod Podge soup can labels to the refrigerator, or upcycle cat litter into delightful sachets that make the perfect hostess gift.
I can’t help it. I have a uterus that’s not doing anything else, so it is prone to make me craft-delusional.
I’m also an essential oil freak, like just about every other breathing female in the United States of Pinterest. While I don’t believe they can cure me of being fifty-one, I do believe they make me happy and in your fifties that’s really all you give a damn about any more.
So, I set out to make some sort of dololly for the car that would make it easy to enjoy my oils while I drive too slow in the passing lane with my blinker on. I also thought I might like to have an aromatherapy necklace.
I’m not especially good at crafty things, but not being good at something has never stopped me before. Just ask my ex-husbands.
What I want to do is make this process so complicated that you’ll be impressed. I’d like to tell you that the numerous compounds and tools involved in the making of these are imported and expensive, so that you’ll be all, “Wow, Sher. You are fancy.”
That sounds so much better than the truth. Basically, you just buy some of this stuff: (aff link)
Are you disappointed? Disillusioned? You should be because it costs less than $5, and it’ll make a boat load of essential oil pendants.
Shape your pendants using cookie cutters, old pill bottles, or wedding rings you have left over from past marriages. While they’re wet, you can stamp patterns in them if you like.
Don’t worry that they’re rough around the edges or that they are imperfect. After you’ve let them dry for a couple days they’ll be hard enough to sand with a fine grit sanding block. But, honestly… I think imperfections are infinitely more interesting and charming than the opposite. (Both in pendants and people.)
You can use your pendants for necklaces, or you can use them as darling little air fresheners that you can use over and over again. Just add drops of essential oil as you need to.
How long will your pendants hold the essential oil smell? It depends upon which oil you use and the suction power of your particular nose holes. Personally, I can snort the smell out of a chocolate cupcake in 14 seconds. So, yeah.
Go now and get yourself some clay and some essential oils and have some fun. Don’t beat yourself up if your creations aren’t as breathtaking as mine. Not everyone can squish stuff in their hands and shove a straw through it to make a hole. 🙂