I love to figure stuff out. Ask me how to make something or fix something and I’m all over google. Before I start a new project, I get out my books, watch videos on it and make lists. It probably has something to do with the fact that I’m a Libra. We have a really hard time making decisions because we have to weigh everything before we start.
I’ve always made stretch bracelets, but I really wanted to take it up a notch and make them more intentional. Prettiness on your wrist is really important, but I wanted to make bracelets that more mean a little more. So, I did what I do when I need to figure something out, I researched! I looked at tons of pictures and read about the materials. I tried to figure out which beads would bring the most joy and why.
A good friend who just happens to be an aromatherapist (you know who you are) suggested using essential oils with the bracelets creating what is known as a diffuser. In general a diffuser bracelet is any beaded bracelet with beads that you can put a couple of drops of essential oils that you can enjoy the aroma throughout the day. Well this was perfect!
Lava beads are traditional in diffuser bracelets, and I do use them, but I wanted to use something lighter. Rosewood beads became the logical choice.
Rosewood is considered holy in India. Traditionally paste made from rosewood trees has been used to treat rashes and blemishes. Rosewood oil is used in perfumes and as an essential oil for treating various ailments.
These beads have been used by Buddhists for countless years in 108 bead mala necklaces. They are considered protective and as a shield from negative energy. They improve circulation and aid in manifesting what you dream, desire and need to heal.
I love these soft light beads mixed with rose quartz and amazonite but they look great with many colors and stones for bracelets and tassel necklaces. They also work great with a couple of drops of essential oil for good smells all day.