Looking for a way to get natural relief from cold symptoms? You’ve come to the right place!
Today I’ll show you how to make a cute essential oil bracelet that can help relieve your cold symptoms! It’s really very simple to make and quite effective!
Essential oils are great to always keep on hand during cold and flu season and one of my favorites is eucalyptus.
If I’m sick, a simple whiff of this potent essential oil and my congestion is eased immediately.
While there are essential oil inhaler sticks, I wanted a more convenient and attractive way to use essential oils when I’m battling a cold. That’s why I decided to go with a simple essential oil bracelet. They’re simple to make, you can customize them to look however you prefer, and so easy to use!
Please note that I am not a medical professional and the information presented here is merely for educational purposes and not intended to replace medical advice. I am simply sharing my own family’s experience in the hopes that it might help you too. Check with your doctor or find a qualified aromatherapist if you have questions or concerns.
Also remember that when it comes to essential oils, a little goes a long ways. Start with less in the beginning and if you’re not seeing the desired results, you can choose to slowly increase the number of drops.
The secret of this essential oil bracelet is with the center black bead – a lava bead, made from porous lava rock.
The porous surface of the lava bead gives you more room to capture the scent of the oil. Just one drop of essential oil on a lava bead will result in a much longer lasting scent than diffusing oil or using it on your skin. (Always make sure essential oil is diluted before using it directly on your skin.)
What You’ll Need to Make a Cold Symptom Relief Essential Oil Bracelet:
- stretchy bracelet elastic
- Porous beads – either unbaked clay beads or flat oval Lava Beads.
- Other plastic or non-porous beads that you want to customize your bracelet (at any craft store, Walmart, or Amazon)
- Eucalyptus Essential Oil (Amazon | Rocky Mountain Oils) or your other favorite essential oils like this “Breathe” collection from RMO.
Making one of these essential oil bracelets is very simple. You just string on the beads into the pattern you would like onto some elastic. For the bracelet shown above, I chose 10 pearl beads, one pink bead, one black lava bead, one pink bead and 10 more pearl beads as my bracelet pattern. Be creative with your own – the only thing that sets this apart from any other bracelet is the lava bead.
Once you tie off the elastic and place it on your wrist, drop 1-2 drops of eucalyptus oil on the bead. Some may drip off onto your skin, which is okay. We just want some of the oil to get into the nooks and crannies of the lava bead so that when you take a deep breath of the oil, there will be enough on the bead to bring some stuffy nose relief.
Next time you have a cold, try wearing this essential oil bracelet on your wrist during the day. When your stuffy nose starts to bother you, just take a deep breath and inhale the oil on your bracelet.
Along with this essential oil bracelet, I recommend having this Easy Homemade Natural Hand Sanitizer close by. You can use both throughout the day – each time you sanitize your hands, add a drop of eucalyptus oil to your bracelet at the same time. For even more cold symptom fighting power, be sure to get your essential oil roller immune system booster and apply that throughout the day as well!
Eucalyptus essential oil isn’t just good for fighting nasal congestion. Learn more about other uses here: Eucalyptus Essential Oil Uses for Home Remedies.