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What is a
Terra Cotta Diffuser?


pendant diffusers 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.


terra cotta aroma diffusers 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 the clay.

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.


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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 journey.


diffuser necklace

*It is best to restrict the oils to singles or blends without carrier oils.

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.


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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 when worn.



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.

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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.

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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 your tree!

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:

terra cotta braceletThe 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 on it.



diffuser jewelry

The 'Secret Scent' bracelet on the right has a small terra cotta diffuser piece on the underside of the bracelet.

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.

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Tiger's Eye Gemstones -- Love: Olive Wood -- Blessed: Rhyolite & Obsidian

I love these bracelets. They are beauty and functionality mixed into one. You can find other terra cotta diffuser bracelet designs here.


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