Forget the mess. Make your own mini DIY Carrier Oil Stick to use essential oils on the go. It’s so easy and cheap to make – just 20 cents per tube!>
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Love to use your essential oils on the go? Me too! There’s only one thing… carrying around carrier oil can be messy. So I came up with this mini DIY Carrier Oil Stick you can make for pennies to use on the go without the mess.>
First, what is a carrier oil?
It’s a fatty or nutty oil like coconut, almond, or even olive oil. These carrier oils help to dilute essential oils to make it easier to use on a larger area of the body (like the back) and help to time release essential oils to make them last longer. Carrier oils are also suggested for use on kids.>
But like I said, carting carrier oils around with me has been messy. So I started looking for an alternative, and it hit me one day while I was making a batch of lip balm. I can make a mini DIY Carrier Oil Stick with the same ingredients! I was so excited, and then I found out that carrier oils sticks have been around a while. However, most of them are 2 oz or so.>
I don’t know about you, but I personally don’t like to carry things that are too heavy in my purse – even if it’s just 2 oz. – because I have so many other things to carry. Plus, retail versions of those carrier oil sticks are upwards of $10 or more! I can show you how to make it for a FRACTION of the price, including the container.>
This mini DIY Carrier Oil Stick is the size of a lip balm container – just about 0.15 oz. That’s so easy and light to carry – even the kids can put it in their backpack. And it makes a great gift when you’re sharing essential oils with others. Plus, it contains organic, simple ingredients so you can feel good about using it for yourself and your family.>
So when it comes to recipes like these, I like to go for easy. Sure you could substitute the sweet almond oil for shea butter or even cocoa butter, but I like to go easy. Sometimes, I’ll even omit the sweet almond oil altogether and just do 3 tbsp of coconut oil and 1.5 tbsp of beeswax. Super simple, right?>
DIY Carrier Oil Stick – Make it for Just 20 Cents!
DIY Carrier Oil Stick - Make it for Just 20 Cents!
- Use a double boiler on low heat to melt all ingredients.
- Remove from heat once melted.
- Fill lip balm tins and let cool for up to an hour to firm up.
How to Use DIY Carrier Oil Stick:
- Just swipe back and forth on skin to desired amount of carrier oil, and then add essential oil of choice. Voila! A cheap option to use carrier oils on the go without the mess. I consider a swipe back and forth about 2-3 drops of liquid carrier oil. Dilute more with the carrier oil stick as needed.
- Cost Breakdown $0.34 for almond oil ($10.88 for 16 oz. almond oil) $0.75 for coconut oil ($12.04 for 16 oz. coconut oil) $0.68 for beeswax pastilles ($14.59 for 16 oz. of beeswax) $0.16 for empty lip balm tube ($7.97 for 50 empty tubes)
- Total = $1.94 for 10 DIY carrier oil sticks OR about $0.20 per stick!
- And if you wanted to get a 2 oz. twist-up container to make a bigger DIY carrier oil stick, the total cost would be about $1.94 total!