Are you just getting started with essential oils? It’s exciting isn’t it? Yet, there’s so much to learn and figure out. I know. I’ve been there too. That’s why I have my free essential oils email course to teach you the basics on essential oils and much more. Sign up for my email course here and get a copy of my e-book 10 Beauty Hacks from Your Kitchen.
Once you learn the basics, you’ll want to dive in an start using your oils. And I’m here to help you with that too. I’ve got my top 25 list of essential oil accessories you need to get started.
20 Must-Have Essential Oil Accessories and Supplies
1. Reference books
The key to getting started with essential oils is a good reference book. You’ll want something to help guide you through uses, dilution ratios, etc. There are some amazing books and reference guides all about essential oils available on Amazon, Abundant Health, Life Science Publishing and other sources.
Become your own wellness advocate, and find resources, books and guides that resonate best with you. I can say that one DIY essential oils book that I really like Homemade Mommy Beauty Essentials: 35 DIY Beauty Recipes to Use Everyday.
You may have gotten a diffuser with your essential oils kit. Let me give you some advice: One is NOT enough. I used one diffuser in my home for a few months – shuffling it between rooms all day – and then I wised up and invested in a second home diffuser. It was the best investment ever.
3. Travel case
Aside from a car diffuser, I also carry a travel case with my top 10 essential oils. I always have a mini travel case filled with small vials of oils (about 2 ml bottles). This case is about as big as my wallet, and I store it in my purse since it’s so compact. I use it when I’m running errands, out with my family, and everyday use.
I also have a medium-sized travel case (about the size of a make-up bag) that’s perfect for vacation and other travel. I keep 5 ml bottles of my favorite oils in this bag and just tuck into my carry-on bag. Since they are 5 ml bottles, I haven’t had any trouble carrying them on the plane with me. I don’t even put them in a separate quart-sized bag.
Want to know my favorite oils to travel with at all times? Check out my post on how to make a first aid essential oils kit. I also like to add Dragon Time, Peace & Calming, and Stress Away.
4. Small bottles or vials
I always have a bunch of small bottles or vials (about 2 ml) on hand to share oils with friends and family. These bottles have a glass container, plastic orifice and cap. Just fill with the essential oil you want, screw on the orifice (this helps to control what comes out – just hold the bottle upside down and tap the bottom) and apply the top. I use these bottles to store my travel kit oils too.
5. Storage box or shelf
I like to store my essential oils in a storage box in my kitchen. I can reach for them easily whenever I need them, and it’s a great conversation piece when guests come over. I inevitably end up talking about essential oils with others.
Once you’ve figured out your storage solution, labels are a must-have. It’s hard to see the names of bottles in storage containers and cases. Labels that go on the top of the bottle are one of my time-saving tricks to essential oil organization. Young Living sells labels for 5 ml and 15 ml bottles. I also like these for those larger bottle as well as mini bottle labels I use for my travel kit.
A glass pipette is a great tool to have on hand to transfer oils (just pop off the plastic dropper on the bottle) from the 5 ml and 15 ml bottles to smaller sample bottles. I use pipette regularly when I make DIY beauty – just to make sure I’m using an accurate amount of essential oils with my recipes.
8. Glass roller bottles
Believe me, once you start using essential oils you’ll start making homemade products. One of my favorite supplies to have on hand are glass roller bottles. I use these 10 ml bottles with a roller ball top to make my own blends – such as my DIY calming kids blend and my homemade perfume. I also make blends for friends and family and use these bottles to share with them. And I always have my DIY calming kids blend in my purse to use on the go.
9. Lip balm containers
Make your own DIY lip balm in these inexpensive lip balm containers to give at the holidays, kids’ birthdays, hostess gifts, teacher gifts, welcome gifts, etc. I make my own for less than $0.25 per container – and that includes the prices of the container itself.
10. Deodorant containers
One personal care product I was reluctant to give up was my deodorant. It took me a long time to perfect this recipe – but believe me, it was worth the wait. This DIY deodorant recipe is amazing. I use these deodorant containers (which are the perfect travel size) to make batches of deodorant for my whole family.
11. Small jars or containers
These half-pint glass Mason jars are a must-have item when you start with essential oils. You can fill them with homemade bath salts, diaper cream, facial scrub, and even to store carrier oils, such as coconut oil, in the bathroom. I also like to make my homemade sugar scrub and gift them in these cute jars.
12. Glass spray bottles
I always carry a few of these mini glass spray bottles (4 ml) to store in purse. I make my own hand cleaner and keep it with me on the go. I also like these larger spray bottles (8 oz) to make my own cleaners to use in my house. The glass is surprisingly sturdy (and I have tile floors).
13. Carrier oils
When you get started with essential oils, you’ll need to add a few carrier oils to your collection. Carrier oils help to dilute essential oils and distribute them to a wide surface area like the back. I love to use coconut oil for my kids. I personally use almond oil and jojoba oil for my face and body. Avocado oil and is a great option too.
I use organic beeswax to make lip balm and diaper balm. I even add a little beeswax to my deodorant to make the consistency more like a solid.
15. Shea butter
Organic shea butter is a great addition – especially when making balms and creams that are ultra moisturizing.
16. Measuring cups and spoons
As you start making your own homemade beauty and personal care products, you’ll really need a separate set of measuring cups and spoons from what you already have in your kitchen. Beeswax, shea butter and coconut oil can be a little tough to take off, and it’s so much easier just to have a separate set.
17. Silicone molds
It’s easy to make your own soaps, lotion bars, and even essential-oil infused treats with silicone molds. I keep a few different sizes and shapes on hand, and use them as needed.
18. Vegetable capsules
I only use Young Living essential oils to take internally. Sometimes I just add a couple of drops on my tongue, while other times I use these empty vegetable capsules.
19. Wool dryer balls
One of my laundry essentials are these wool dryer balls. They help to cut down on drying time and reduce wrinkles. I add a couple of drops of essential oils to one of the balls before each dryer load to infuse a fresh scent.
20. Diffuser jewelry
And the last, but certainly not least, essential oil must-have accessory to add to your oily collection is diffuser jewelry. I personally wear my diffuser necklace daily so I can inhale my oils all day long. The lockets on the necklaces open to reveal a disc (usually leather or cork). Just add a couple of drops of essential oils and voila – your personal diffuser on the go. Leather cuffs and braided bracelets are other great options – especially for kids and men. Here’s where I like to get my diffuser jewelry. And here’s another option for diffuser hair bows and hats for kids.
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