What is a
Terra Cotta Diffuser?
A terra cotta diffuser is a piece of porous clay used as the means
to disperse essential oil into the air.
When a drop of essential oil is dripped onto the surface of the
terra cotta, it is absorbed into the tiny pores of the clay.
The oil then slowly evaporates (diffuses) putting a delicious
scent into the air.
This pendant on the right is yin & yang, the ancient Chinese
symbol of balance.
One drop is usually all that is needed at a time and it will last
a few days, as this small amount will saturate into the piece.
Once the terra cotta diffuser no longer gives off the desired scent,
refresh the scent by adding another drop of oil to the surface of
For the strongest scent, and greatest therapeutic benefit, add
one drop a day.
This terra cotta pendant is called Serendipity, they are the petals
of the tiny Mayflower.
If you want to change the oil that is on the diffuser,
wait until most of the original scent has evaporated away (usually
2 or 3 days).
Then apply the next one. Some scents blend nicely with each other
so that applying a second oil on top of the first will work fine.
The diffuser necklace on the right is the rune Raido, which means
*It is best to restrict the oils to singles or blends without
Carrier oils will not evaporate rapidly, may give the terra cotta
an oily stained look, and may clog the pores of the clay.
This diffuser necklace is a dragonfly which symbolizes imagination.
When applying the essential oil to your terra cotta pendant, ornament,
or other piece lay it down flat on a table and drip one
drop onto the top (front) of the clay.
Make sure the oil is fully absorbed into the terra
cotta prior to use.
As long as the oil is completely aborbed it will not stain clothing
The thing I like the best about these is that my favorite essential
oil is always right with me. I don't have to search for it or even
open up a bottle.
I just grab the diffuser pendant
around my neck and inhale.
I may be spoiled, but I like having different ones for
different scents. Symbols, Pictures or words on terra cotta
have different meanings to me. And I like to keep certain fragrances
with certain pendants.
I also like having different ones in different rooms of the house.
They can hang on doorknobs, light fixtures, bedposts,
or anywhere. They can even be put on stuffed animals, lamps, or
dangle in your car.
Footprints -- Music in our Hearts -- Family
There are other types of terra cotta diffusers too. There are terra
cotta ornaments, car diffusers (very similar to the pendant diffusers),
and amazing bracelets.
Christmas Snowflake -- The Star of Bethlehem
The ornamental terra cotta pieces give you the fabulous advantage
of making any tree smell fresh (and real). Just put on a drop or
two (they are larger than the diffuser pendants) and hang them around
They look great on the Christmas tree and make
the whole room smell like Christmas (think - Pine, Spruce, Peppermint,
Christmas Spirit, etc...) Of course they'll add a little something
special to the decorations around the room too.
You can find other
terra cotta diffuser designs here.
When I said, amazing bracelets... I meant AMAZING bracelets.
They are so beautiful. These are my favorites:
gemstone bracelet on the left has a large terra
cotta piece for the oils.
The green beads are rainforest Rhyolite which symbolize
creativity and meditation.
The cream beads are natural Mother of Pearl which
symbolize protection, integrity, and innocence.
The terra cotta diffuser piece has the symbol of dream
The 'Secret Scent' bracelet on the
right has a small terra cotta diffuser piece on the underside of
The oil is dripped onto the hidden diffuser and can
be smelled all day long.
This one is made of Sodalite which symbolizes courage,
mental clarity, and wisdom.
There are also 'Sweet Dreams' bracelets
made especially for sleeping. These bracelets help you enfuse the
atmosphere with relaxing essential oils for a deep peaceful sleep.
Tiger's Eye Gemstones -- Love: Olive Wood -- Blessed: Rhyolite &
I love these bracelets. They are beauty and functionality
mixed into one. You can find other
terra cotta diffuser bracelet designs here.