Essential Oil storage was a problem for me until last year when my Mom gave me this cool old cabinet. My sweetie mounted it in the corner of our bedroom so I’d have a cool, dark place to store my growing essential oils collection.
I’ll give you a tour, make a confession, and then I’ll share a MOST amazing find.
Then I’ll give you my “nice list” of top quality affordable brands of essential oils.
My Essential Oil Storage Cabinet
The cabinet was made my my Great Aunt Ada- the sister of my Great Grandfather. She was a spinster, and very creative and handy. She knew how to do all of the lady handicrafts of the day, including tatting, needlework, and crochet. But she also did woodworking. I’m so proud to have this cabinet made by her!
On top of the cabinet, I have a few bottles that are too tall to fit inside. One holds some colloidal silver that we were gifted from a friend, and the other is grapeseed oil to use as a carrier oil.
Inside my cabinet, I have a collection of oils, and accessories that I often use when putting together a mix. I’ll give you a closer look below.
What’s In My Cabinet
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- my own oil blends in labeled bottles
- an assortment of essential oils from several TOP quality companies that produce and test to offer pure oils (more on that below). I store my oils in alphabetical order from left to right so they’re quicker to find.
- travel USB diffuser from GreenAir <— this is the newer model to what I have. BUT I really want this travel usb diffuser model because it doesn’t require disposable wicks.
- disposable pipettes for measuring oil, and a sharpie super fine point marker for labeling them
- MCT oil – to use as a carrier oil
- mini stainless steel funnels
- epsom salt- often recommended to help oils mix into water- widely available at pharmacies or grocery stores.
- empty containers: roller bottles for blends, spray bottles, and tiny vials to take in my purse.
- labels of different sizes and packing tape to cover them so they’ll stay nice looking and can wipe-clean
- a SUPER handy printable Essential Oil Reference Guide pinned on the door.
I set up this lovely cabinet months ago, but I rarely use it. Here’s why- I confess that I’m a little intimidated by essential oils. I consider them to be VERY powerful natural products, on par in strength with prescription strength medicines in most cases. I respect their power, and I know that I don’t know enough to really use them properly.
I am not planning to become an aromatherapist, and I don’t have hundreds of dollars to buy lots of resources and classes, but I’d really like to learn to use my oils appropriately. I can tell you this: Pinterest is NOT the place to learn how to intelligently and respectfully use essential oils. I’ve seen a recipe for eye drops using essential oils. Just. No.
But my frustration over not being able to use my oils is about to change.
The Essential Oil Easy Button!
The Ultimate Healthy Living Bundle is my MAJOR score in getting over my fear of essential oils.
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If you’re not familiar with bundles, check out my Favorite Things from the Healthy Living Bundle Page here. This bundle is *packed* with an entire section devoted to Essential Oils. There are 2 e-courses that I can do at my leisure this year, plus boo-koodles of e-books. And I just have to say that as much as I love a good normal book, when it comes to resource book, I am kind of in love with the search feature on my Kindle and .pdf reader.
And y’all…it’s only $29.97.
That’s just AMAZING.
But there’s an even MORE AMAZING bonus:
One of the bonuses is a FREE set of Plant Therapy essential oils. They make my “nice” list for companies that are SUPER serious about giving you top quality, lab tested for purity essential oils. I just can’t say enough about how happy I am with ALL of these resources for such a tiny price tag. And this is just *one* of the many areas *FULL* of great stuff in the bundle. You can learn more from my affiliate link here.
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My Essential Oil Nice List
Here are just a few of the companies recommended over on my Herbal Chick Chat group on Facebook, by the aromatherapists on the group:
- Eden Botanicals
- Heritage Herbs
- NOW essential oils
- Mountain Rose Herbs
- Plant Therapy
I’m partial to the fact that Plant Therapy labels their oils right on the front as “kid safe”. That’s a great help.
Tell Me In the Comments
What are your favorite brands of oils? What accessories do you love to keep on hand? What do you use for essential oil storage? I need to know these things.