Your oils have just arrived and you are super excited but also have no idea what to do. I get it and I was totally there too!
These are a few things that I always have on hand to be able to use my essentials oils easily. From diffusers to rollers for easy access to blends to carrier oils and resources I hope this list helps you start to make essential oils part of your oily lifestyle!
Diffusing your essential oils is the easiest way to use them aromatically to benefit more than just you in your family and one of the best ways to get used to your different oils if you are just starting out. There are many different diffusers available at all different price ranges and it really doesn’t matter what you pick. Here are some of the options that I have tried out.
Petal Diffuser: I have an older version of this diffuser and it works great. It has been updated to include run times of 2hr, 6hr, and 12hr intermittent settings. I personally love the intermittent setting to run during the night in the kids bedrooms because the long run time supports them throughout the night without getting overwhelmed.
Dawn Aroma Humidifier: This is an incredible diffuser / humidifier combo! I don’t have it (yet!) but definitely eventually want to add it to our collection. This would be perfect for in a bedroom, especially if any of your kids are prone to having respiratory issues. It has a Sleep Mode which automatically adjusts to create the ideal humidity throughout the night and on its lowest mist setting can run for up to 22 hrs. 😱just so good!
You can see the rest of the diffusers available from Doterra here.
Boho Glass Diffuser: If you are looking for an option that is a little bit cheaper I had this one and I loved it. (Sadly, my former pet rabbit nibbled the cord in half 🤬). It can run for around 8hrs on the low mist setting and has 7 different colours you can set it to which make it super pretty!
Ceramic Diffuser: I have never tried this one but man, its super cute! It has shorter run times but would work great in an office or in your kitchen where you might want to change up what you are diffusing more often.
Making up rollers and spray bottles with easy, DIY blends is another easy way to ensure you will use your products regularly. And be ready to go when your kid is up in the middle of the night SCREAMING from teething….we’ve all been there and it sucks!
Amber Roller Bottles: These are the standard 10mL rollers and come in a package of 6.
Bundle of Amber Roller Bottles, Small & Large Spray Bottles: This is a great starter pack of all the things you will need. A few roller bottles to make some custom blends, small spray bottles for things like my hair growth spray, and some large spray bottles perfect for cleaning products.
Foaming Soap Pumps: I like to make my own foaming hand soap and this pump fits on top of a mason jar making it super convenient (and cute!).
Carrier oils are different oils that you can use to dilute your oils and apply them. Popular ones included Fractionated Coconut Oil (FCO), Argon, and Jojoba. I recommend doing research on each one to see which fits your needs best because they all have slightly different properties. Fractionated Coconut Oil is the most widely used one and is very inexpensive and easy to find.
Witch Hazel is an emulsifier (aka it helps the essential oils mix with water) and is very useful to have on hand if you are creating hair or face recipes. It is also a great, natural toner that you could use on its own or with essential oils. I like this brand.
Castile Soap is a soap concentrate that you can use to make your own foaming hand soap, dish soap or laundry detergent. You can get it on Amazon or at any grocery store (usually in the health section). This is my go to castile soap. Whichever brand you chose make sure to get the unscented kind!
Essential Life Book: This book has been my go to resource for knowing how to use my oils and has empowered me SO much as I have journeyed further into the essential oil lifestyle. It is loaded with information including what is an essential oil, how to use them, profiles on each oil and their uses, and information on body systems and how to use the oils. If you have a question, the answer is most likely in this book and I highly recommend investing in one.
There is also a subscription based app version of the book available.
Pinterest: There are tons of DIY recipes and information. Just search what you are looking for and go.
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