Must-haves for essential oil DIY
Essential oils can be used topically, aromatically, and internally. To accomplish these three methods, I’ve compiled a list of my must-have items for essential oil DIYs.
Check the labels on your essential oils and always follow the instructions provided by the manufacturer.
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This padded case comes with labels and is available in 30-bottle or 70-bottle size. The 70-bottle size would be perfect for storing your oil collection at home and the 30-bottle case is ideal for traveling with oils in a suitcase.
If you want to travel with fewer oils, this smaller pouch is perfect for taking up to 10 bottles along.
Spray bottles are a MUST HAVE when making room sprays, air fresheners, stink sprays, surface sprays, etc… These 1 oz bottles are the perfect size for stashing in your gym bag, purse, car or bathroom.
After you have empty essential oil bottles, these spray tops are perfect for turning those bottles into sprayers:
Roller vials make topical application a breeze! Combine a few drops of essential oil and dilute with carrier oil and apply to the body using the stainless steel roller top. Check instructions for dilution on your bottle of essential oil.
Fatty oils are used to dilute essential oils – these are called “carrier oils” and can be any good quality fatty oil that you like. I personally LOVE Young Living’s V6 vegetable complex oil and you can also use these oils:
Homemade balms require a base that is a soft-solid at room temperature. This is generally achieved with a combination of coconut oil, shea butter, and beeswax. Here are some good options for balm and salve bases.
Another fun way to enjoy the benefits of your essential oils are in the bath. I add a strategic combination of essential oils to Epsom Salt and add 1/2 cup or so to each bath.
Homemade foaming hand soap is affordable and fun to make! All you need is a good clean soap base, distilled water, essential oils and a foaming soap dispenser. Here are my recommendations:
4oz size: Dr. Bronner’s – Pure-Castile Liquid Soap (Baby Unscented, 4 ounce) – Made with Organic Oils, 18-in-1 Uses: Face, Hair, Laundry and Dishes, For Sensitive Skin and Babies, No Added Fragrance, Vegan
32oz size: Dr. Bronner’s – Pure-Castile Liquid Soap (Baby Unscented, 32 Ounce) – Made with Organic Oils, 18-in-1 Uses: Face, Hair, Laundry and Dishes, For Sensitive Skin and Babies, No Added Fragrance, Vegan
Some essential oils are labeled for internal use; that means you can ingest them. Young Living’s “Vitality” line of essential oils are all labeled for internal use and I find an easy way to do this is with an empty vegetable capsule. Simply open the capsule, drop the desired number of drops in, cap the top and swallow whole with a liquid.
Vegetable capsules come in various sizes with 1 being the smallest usable, 0 being an “average” size and 00 a little larger. I find great success with the size 0.
Reference books are key to knowing how to use essential oils and take charge of your wellness. Here are a few books that I LOVE and use frequently.
Many people choose to use essential oils on their animals with success. This is a great book with information for safe use on all types of animals.
Is something missing?
Please let me know what I forgot. I am always striving to make this list as comprehensive and helpful as possible.