In previous blogs, we covered how to buy and ways to use essential oils. So, it follows naturally to figure out where to get supplies with which to use your essential oils to make roll-on bottle blends, creams, soaps, facial toner, lip balm and much more.
I’m a big proponent of waste not, want not, so I recycle plastic and glass containers into containers to house my essential oil concoctions. I reuse the plastic pure coconut oil containers for creams and butters. Plastic powder foundation containers with screw-on lids are perfect for homemade eye makeup remover, blemish gel, vapor rub, etc. Just don’t make or house any recipe that has citrus essential oils as an ingredient with/in plastic, including plastic roller balls on glass bottles and plastic cups, if you are adding these oils to your beverage. Citrus essential oils can draw out and break down the toxins in plastic.
I love to reuse my essential oil bottles. After you’ve removed the plastic on the top of the bottle and thought you got all you could get, there’s still about four drops left. I put the “empties” face down in Epsom salt and let the salt steal the last drops. I use the oil-infused bath salts in the shower and the truly empty and clean essential oil bottles for blends. I top the bottle with a roller ball fitment. I also reuse 2 0z. baby jars for some of the same uses as the smaller plastic containers, but I mainly use them for Stress Away bath salts samples.
Fair warning: the rest of this blog is a list, with a couple of extra promotional items at the end. While not terribly exciting or sexy, I hope you find it useful. What follows is a list of essential oil supplies that I used over the last year, along with purchasing information. Remember, I’m all about transparency, so please read my Disclosures and Disclaimers.
A List of Essential Oil Supplies
Essential Oils, Essential Oil Products, Diffusers, Aroma Glide Roller Fitments (stainless roller balls and tops for recycled Young Living Essential Oil bottles), Clear Vegetable Capsules, Essential Oil Bottle Labels, Essential Oil Sample Bottles, Glass Droppers, Essential Oil Cases
Bulk Apothecary: Zinc Oxide, 2 oz. Clear Plastic Jars, Black Jar Caps, Lip Balm Tubes (Black, White or Clear), Lavender Flowers, Olive Oil SFIC (All Natural) Glycerin Melt and Pour Soap Base, Silicone Muffin Soap Mold www.bulkapothecary.com
SKS Bottle & Packaging, Inc.: Lip Balm Filling Tray, Lip Balm Tubes, Spatula Scraper www.sks-bottle.com
Old Time Pottery: Wood Spoons, Gourmet Food Shears, Glass Measuring Cups, 4 Inch Glass Bottle with Cork
Dollar General Store: Glass Jar with Shaker, Chalk Mason Jar Cup
Vitamin Shoppe: Fractionated Coconut Oil, 4 oz. Glass Bottle
Books A Million: Willow & Sage
Michaels: Soap Loaf Cutter, Soapmaking The Natural Way, 2 lb. Olive Oil Glycerin Soap Suspension Brick (Melt and Pour Base)
Epicurean Olive Oil: Pure Coconut Oil, Pure Grape Seed Oil www.epicureanoliveoil.com
Rite Aid: Pure Castile Soap (18-in-1 Hemp Baby Unscented, Peppermint or Lavender)
Walmart: Organic Coconut Oil, Organic Honey, Canning Jars (4 oz., 8 oz., 16 oz.), Bamboo 3-Tier Spice Shelf), Aloe Vera Gel, Witch Hazel, Epsom Salt, Foaming Soap Dispenser
Publix: Sugar, Brown Sugar, Pure Coconut Oil, Epsom Salt
Kroger: Epsom Salt
Norwex: Wool Dryer Balls, Envirocloth http://www.norwex.biz/pws/bethfurbush/tabs/home.aspx
Kohl’s: Distressed Apothecaire Wall Cabinet
Office Depot, Staples: Label Makers, Labels
EBay: 50Pc Stainless Steel Metal Roll-on Bottles UV-Protect Cobalt Glass Roller Ball, 50,UV-Protection Cobalt Glass roll-on Bottle fragrance perfume oil AROMATHERAPY! (Plastic Roll-On). Also available with plastic roller ball. health_beauty_fragrances_by_zusa
Bed Bath & Beyond: Double Boiler 2 qt.
The above list is just my list of essential oil supplies. I’d love for you to share your essential oil supplies finds in the comments. Until next time, make something for the first time or try a new recipe with your essential oils, and let me know how it goes.
Young Living Essential Oils February Specials and Promotions
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