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  • Writer's pictureKatie Cull

How Long Do Essential Oils Last After Applied to Lava Jewelry?

Updated: Sep 9, 2019

I have been applying oils on my lava jewelry for a couple years, and here are a few things I have learned along the way about how different types of essential oils will last after you apply them on your lava jewelry.

"Hot Oils" Last The Longest

I have noticed after a year of experimentation, that essential oils that are considered "hot oils", or blends that contain "hot oils" tend to last the longest on lava beads. Sometimes up to two days!

"Hot", when referring to essential oils, doesn't have to do with temperature. Essential oils that react when applied directly to your skin are considered hot oils. They can sometimes have a burning sensation, and they should not to be worn on your skin in direct sunlight.

Essential Oils that are considered hot oils:

  • Clove

  • Thyme

  • Oregano

  • Cinnamon Bark

  • Cassia

  • Black Pepper

  • Ginger

  • Lemongrass

One of my favorite blends to apply to my jewelry is Hope by Edens Garden. It contains both Cassia and Lemongrass, and stays on my bracelet for 1-2 days. I love it! I apply it to my jewelry, let it dry, and then enjoy the scent for hours.

Citrus Essential Oils Last A Couple of Hours

Citrus essential oils (some of the most delightful scents out there, in my opinion) will last a few hours before they need to be reapplied to your lava jewelry.

As I was writing this blog post I decided to put one of my favorite citrusy blends, Citrus Cream by Edens Garden, on my bracelet and come back later to report back on how long it lasted. It lasted about 5 hours, and I loved being able to smell it as I was at the grocery store.

Citrus essential oils include:

  • Orange

  • Lemon

  • Grapefruit (my all time favorite!)

  • Bergamot

  • Tangerine

  • Clementine

  • Mandarin

  • Lime

As a general rule, essential oils last from 3-6 hours on lava jewelry. Some last much longer and some might not last that long.

Have fun exploring for yourself how long your favorite essential oils last on your jewelry!

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