Great Aromatherapy Gift Idea! A Unique Way to Diffuse Essential Oils

by Andrea Butje on December 15, 2014

aromatherapy gift ideaI have a great Aromatherapy gift idea to share with you!

You can make your own essential oil diffuser blend for someone, and offer them a unique way to diffuse it with Aroma-Spheres.

Aroma-Spheres are small pieces of clay pottery hand crafted into different shapes. Some are imprinted with words or designs. They are made with natural-colored clays, and look beautiful displayed in a small bowl. They’re made by Essential Elements.

When you drop essential oils onto the Aroma-Spheres, the clay absorbs the oil, and then releases it into the space over the next few hours. It’s like clay potpourri! They’re a unique alternative to popular aromatherapy gifts like candle oil burners.

Aroma-Spheres are perfect for smaller spaces, like bathrooms, your office or the entryway to your house. Putting a bowl of them in your closet can leave just the right amount of scent lingering on your clothes.

To make an Aromatherapy diffuser blend, I suggest using a 5 ml orifice reducer bottle (I like getting bottles from Aromatics International). When you purchase orifice reducer bottles, the dropper-top isn’t yet secured into the top of the bottle. Instead, it’s temporarily lodged up inside the cap. Once your bottle is full, you screw on the cap, and the dropper-top locks into place on the bottle. Then you can unscrew the lid, and the orifice reducer remains in place.

Here is a great blend you can make for a holiday Aromatherapy gift:

  • 20 drops White Pine (Pinus strobus)
  • 35 drops Orange (Citrus sinensis)
  • 15 drops Cardamom (Ellettaria cardamomum)

This blend smells like a sweet and spicy orange pomander and evergreen boughs!

A 5 ml sized bottle holds about 75 drops of essential oil (depending on the thickness of the oils). If you have ideas for your own blend, I suggest going drop-by-drop to make sure that you like the aroma of what you’re creating. It takes more time, but it’s much better than using 75 drops of essential oil and then realizing that the oils don’t complement each other!

When you’re ready to diffuse your oils, just drop 5 to 10 drops right on the Aroma-Spheres.

If you make a blend you love, please share it in the comments below!

PS: We asked Essential Elements to make us special Aromahead Aroma-Spheres, just for fun . . . and we love them!

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weldejeworgis February 25, 2016 at 1:33 am

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Andrea Butje February 25, 2016 at 10:06 am

Thank you!


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Beverley February 24, 2016 at 11:26 pm

I don’t have access to pottery makers in our small town, but wanted to try. I did have one of those clay discs that you use to keep your brown sugar soft, so I experimented with it. It smells nice in here


Andrea Butje February 25, 2016 at 9:37 am

What a great idea Beverley! Love the creativity.


Adrianne November 5, 2016 at 3:42 pm

U can use oven baked clay to make your own diffusers.


Dianne Fritz February 23, 2016 at 5:39 pm

Wondering if I gave this as a gift would I put the oil on the spheres or have the recipient do that? I’m just thinking the aroma might not last more than a couple days.


Andrea Butje February 24, 2016 at 2:17 pm

Hi Dianne – it’d be best to have the recipient put the oils on them 🙂


Melinda December 17, 2014 at 7:46 am

Love this idea! I am going to visit my local pottery den and make some of these. Thanks for the inspiration. I will try the holiday blend you suggested as I actually have those oils.


Andrea Butje December 17, 2014 at 9:11 am

So glad to hear that Melinda! Let me know how you like the blend. 🙂


Liz Fulcher December 15, 2014 at 4:09 pm

I love this idea so much! I can see aromasphere’s with Aromatic Wisdom stamped on them being perfect gifts for my ACP students! Thank you Essential Elements!


Debora Cadene February 23, 2016 at 8:07 am

Andrea, what could easily replace the White Pine if you didn’t have that one (yet)? And would the benefits be very similar?? Thanks bunches.


Andrea Butje February 24, 2016 at 2:07 pm

Hi Debora! Any pine, spruce or fir oil would be great in place of the White Pine 🙂


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