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I’m sorry to have to be the bearer of bad news, but essential oils are just the start ya’ll. Once you enter the world of EO and embrace the fact that oils are life, it’s time to fall down the rabbit hole of fabulous tools to use with them. Ok, there, you’ve been warned and I’ve done my duty. Seriously though, there are TONS of things out there that you will need/want to help you use your oils to the max. It’s easy to get overwhelmed, so I’ve compiled this handy favorites list. Don’t say I never gave you anything 😉
If you purchase nothing else, carrier oil is the one thing you need. Carrier oil is necessary to dilute the oils from their full strength, which is super important on babies, kids, and sensitive skins. There are also many oils known as “hot oils”, which will cause a burning sensation on the skin if not diluted. A lot of carrier oils have skin benefits all on their own as well! There are tons of options but I have two easy favorites: Fractionated Coconut Oil and Young Living’s V-6 Blend. Make sure you also get a pump top for the oil-it makes dispensing it into hands or roller bottles way easier.
Roller bottles give you an easy, portable solution for using your oils. There are tons of blends out there for all kinds of things-I even have a few suggestions in another post. Trying to mix carrier and essential oils in your hands for various things is messy, plus, if you want to take your oils places it’s a lot to carry. Pre-mixing these blends in a roller solves this problem. No mess, no fuss, and you can put the rollers out anywhere you’ll need them to remind yourself to use them. As with anything else, consistency is key with oils. Roller bottle blends give you the option to grab and use easily, which means you’ll use consistently, which means-it will help, boo.
Amazon has lots of great options, but these pretty rainbow ones are my favorite. Because shiny things.
Roller Bottle Case
This is super optional, but until I was gifted one of these, the roller bottle case was something I never knew I needed. Now I can’t live without it. Remember how we talked about throwing those roller bottles in your purse for on the go? Well, I’m sure you’re mega organized, but my “purse” is actually a giant cavern of cheerios, receipts from last Christmas, and chapsticks. Putting all my rollers in this little case keeps them all together where I can find and grab them quick. I also store my Thieves hand sanitizer in there because we all know you gotta be able to find that in an emergency. With this case the rollers can’t roll around, break in my bag, or get lost. I love this compact one with the hard shell sides.
Sometimes I’m mega lazy and don’t label my roller bottles. When this happens, I have to employ the sniff test to see what’s in there. This is a highly unorganized way of doing things but hey, I never claimed to be “organized”. If the sniff test doesn’t work for you, maybe you wanna invest in some labels. I love these pretty ones, but you if you want to personalize it, a label maker is great. I have this one and it makes labels perfectly sized for the roller bottles. Bonus: You can label eeeeerything else too.
It doesn’t take long for bottles of oil to be scattered all over every available space. When that happens, a shelf is what you need. You can get as fancy or as basic as you want with this, but I went for this plastic nail polish display case and it works great. The shelves are just the right size for the bottles, and they are all stacked up on levels so I can easily see what’s available. Also, they don’t fall over or off the shelf as easily since the sides and front come up to hold them. If this isn’t pretty enough for you, I get it girl. Search #yloilstorage on Instagram-you’ll find LOADS of ideas there.
These are just a FEW of my favorite things. What are yours? Let me know in the comments below, I’d love to hear from YOU!
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