A little over 6 years ago I made a conscious effort to clean up our home and lives from toxic-chemicals. This meant that little by little I started replacing our cleaning supplies, the bath and body products we used as well as all of our kitchen gadgets.
One of the few things I didn’t want to get rid off were my perfumes. I just loved the different scents and as soon as I put some on it would uplift my mood.
It’s no secret that scents are a big part of our lives. They can takes us back to happy memories and even to not so happy ones. They can brighten our day, help us relax, help us concentrate, ground us, you name it! They are so effective that many big box stores use scents in their stores to make us feel a certain way while shopping.
However I knew perfumes contain endocrine disruptors, which are linked to all sorts of health issues, from allergies to cancer. I wasn’t ready to let go of my perfumes so I kept them for a long time, only using them on very special occasions.
The truth is, I missed putting on a scent that I loved. I missed using perfumes according to the mood that I was in. I tried using essential oils around my home to make up for it but I used them sparingly since I have 2 little ones running around the house and had read conflicting information about using essential oils around them.
That is until one day, Goddess Garden Organics, who I’m an ambassador for and sponsored this post, told they were releasing a line of aromatherapy bracelets. I had never used aromatherapy jewelry but was intrigued by it. I had hopes that I could finally use something with a scent I love and that didn’t contain toxic chemicals.
I can’t tell you how excited I was to try this new product from Goddess Garden Organics! They showed me three beautiful bracelets made out of lava rocks and genuine stones. I chose the Serenity bracelet because I love blue stones. I couldn’t decide which scent I wanted to try, since I feel like I need them all, so I just got all 5 scents!
Isn’t the bracelet beautiful? I love that they even added a charm.
I waited anxiously for my package to arrive and as soon as it was delivered I opened every single one of the bottles. I loved all the blends but my favorite one by far was Happy Day. If you like citrus scents you should definitively get this one!
I dabbed the essential oil blend on my bracelet and have been wearing it every since. I actually carry the little bottle in my diaper bag and reapply whenever I feel like I need a boost. The scents are so lovely that even my 5 year old notices them – she asks to smell the bracelet several times a day!
So, how does aromatherapy jewelry work?
It’s as simple as putting the essential oil blends on a special bracelet (or piece of jewelry made for this) and letting the scent work its magic! It’s a great way to use aromatherapy when you’re on the go.
Aromatherapy has been used for a ages as a way to soothe and revitalize the body, mind, and spirit. It’s used in many different ways, from uplifting your mood to treating headaches and anything in between. The effects that the scent may have on your mood will depend on the type of blend you’re using.
The Goddess Garden aromatherapy bracelets are made our of lava rocks which are porous. When you dab on essential oils, the oils pool in the crevasses. As you move, the lava rocks on the bracelets gradually release the scent. I have found that a just a few drops go a long way!
The essential oil blends come in five different scents. The names of each blend is self-explanatory so you know what’s the purpose of the blend you’re getting. I love that they kept it simple and you don’t have to figure our what each one is for nor have to mix different essential oils to come up with blends you love.
They also have stones on each bracelet that serve a different purpose. Check it out:
You also don’t need to buy several bracelets. You can use different blends on the same bracelet without it creating a weird mix of smells. I have put one scent in the morning and another in the evening when I need to focus to get work done.
I wear my bracelet every day and when I feel like I can’t smell it anymore, I add a few drops of the essential oil blend. However, I don’t have to add essential oils every day. I usually just add some when I can’t smell it all or when my mood needs a little boost.
I have found myself bringing the bracelet up to my nose and just smelling when I’m feeling a little stressed out. It really helps me reconnect with myself and stay grounded. I’m not the only one that notices – I have gotten compliments about my perfume, which is really just the bracelet since I don’t use perfume anymore.
I never thought about wearing aromatherapy bracelets before but now that I’ve been using the bracelet for over 4 months I tell all my friends about it! If you’re trying to ditch toxic chemicals but miss smelling perfume, this is a great alternative. Plus what you’re smelling also has a purpose so it’s a win-win.
I’d love for you to try these bracelets, enter our flash giveaway on Instagram for a chance to win a bracelet and an essential oil blend of your choice!