Four years ago I was introduced to essential oils and I laughed. There is no way that I thought they could help replace our medicine cabinet. But, then a friend gave me a sample when I was under sinus attack and I was a quick convert. We diffuse oils in our home and use them with our kids. But, this year we discovered a new oil that has really helped my son and his focus but it was wearing off before the school day was done and we needed away for him to use his oils in a way that was compatible with school. That’s when I stumbled upon diy clay diffusers and knew this could be the answer we were looking for! It has worked so well for us that I wanted to share our DIY clay diffuser tutorial with you.
We are started out with Activa terra cotta clay. We got ours from Amazon and it was inexpensive for the large amount that we got! We will have to come up with some more terra cotta crafts or make a lot of diffusers!
Next we set our space and rolled it out and got our cookie cutter shapes ready. You could use jar lids, bottle tops or just about anything if you don’t have cookie cutters. Also it should be noted that this roller is only used with crafts.
A few notes about terra cotta clay is that your hands will turn orange while you are using it. But the good news is that is washes right off when you are done. I would not recommend wearing nice clothes while you do this craft because I am not confident it would come out of clothes.
But you roll, cut out and decorate as you would like. Stamps can make fun textures or metal stamps you can put in your own words. Once done leave it in a place to air dry for 1-2 days. For best results you want it to be around 1/4 inch thickness for durability.
Once it’s is dry it is self cured and you can sand it if you would like. My kids were happy with them as they were so we prepped them to become diffusers. We put 2 drops of oil on each of them and the oil will steep into the clay leaving a long lasting scent. Once the scent starts to go away you can add a drop or two of oil as needed.
This is the perfect size to fit in my sons pocket and or that he can put in his desk or backpack that will not cause disruption in his class but he can still get the oil that he feels helps him keep calm and focused. Plus, the feeling of the clay is a soothing fidget for him. Which makes a mama heart happy when you find a way for your kids to have an extra dose of confidence when you are not there.
If your try this DIY Clay Diffuser let me know what you think and what oils you use!
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