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You’ve got your new shiny essential oil starter kit (yay!) and you’re ready to dive in! But, wait. What’s carrier oil? Where do you get it? Where can you find roller balls to make your own custom blends? If you’re diving into the DIY world, you might come across recipes with specific items. Here’s the ultimate guide to essential oil supplies to get you started!
The most common accessory you’ll need is carrier oil. In order to dilute oils for topical use, make custom roller ball blends, or fill custom capsules with Vitality essential oils, you need some carrier!
In a pinch you can also use any vegetable oil from your pantry to dilute essential oils for topical use, but for making roller balls, you’ll want a high quality, organic liquid oil such as the ones listed above.
When making custom capsules with Vitality oils, you will need an organic food grade oil such as avacado oil or olive oil. You can find Clear Vegetable Capsules here, or at your local health food store.
Glass Bottles & Containers
Ready to DIY? You’ll need some supplies, then you’re all set to play with those oils!
1ml Amber Glass Bottles: find it here
2ml Amber Glass Bottles: find it here
3ml Amber Glass Mini Roll-On Bottles (w/ metal roller balls): find it here
16 oz Amber Glass Spray Bottle: find it here
2oz Amber Glass Spray Bottles: find it here
2oz Cobalt Blue Glass Spray Bottles: find it here
1oz Amber Glass Spray Bottles: find it here
10ml Amber Glass Roll On Bottles: find it here
5ml Colorful Glass Roll On Bottles: find it here
1oz Amber Glass Bottles w/ screw on lid: find it here
Plastic Bottles & Containers
2oz Foaming Bottles: find it here
8.5oz Foaming Bottles: find it here
Spray tops for Essential Oil Bottles: find it here
Clear Plastic 2oz Spray Bottles: find it here
3g/3ml Clear Plastic Sample Container w/ screw cap: find it here
5g/5ml Clear Plastic Sample Container w/ screw cap: find it here
1oz Travel Plastic Squeeze Bottles: find it here
2oz Travel Plastic Flip-Top Bottles: find it here
5ml Refillable Perfume Atomizer Spray Bottle: find it here
Clear Lip Balm Tubes: find it here
Carrying Cases & Bags
Travel Keychain Case for 8 (1-2ml) bottles: find it here
Travel Case for 16 (1-2ml) bottles: find it here
Travel Hard Case for roller balls & bottles: find it here
10 Oil Travel Case: find it here
10 Oil Case: find it here
30 Oil Case: find it here
Gray Purse with Display Pockets: find it here
There are so many fun DIY projects you can make using essential oils. DIY handsoap, room spray, lotions, creams, body butter, bath bombs, bubble bath, lip balm and gloss–the list is endless! These are common ingredients you’ll find in recipes.
Organic Shea Butter: find it here
Organic Unscented Liquid Castile Soap: find it here
Organic Cocoa Butter: find it here
Organic Witch Hazel Extract: find it here
Organic Vegetable Glycerin: find it here
Organic Beeswax Pastilles: find it here
Citric Acid: find it here
Organic Aloe Vera Gel: find it here
When it comes to making your own perfume using essential oils, Melissa Poepping is the guru to help you do it right. Her book, Essential Parfumerie includes 3 iconic collections and 21 different scent recipes that will delight and astound. You can find her book and bottles labels here.
Melissa recommends using high quality Clear Cold Pressed Vanilla and an 80 proof or higher vodka for blending.
Must Read Books
Lucy Libido Says…There’s an Oil for THAT: A Girlfriend’s Guide to Using Essential Oils Between the Sheets: find it here
Betsy Bosom’s Baby Book: A Girlfriend’s Guide to Using Essential Oils from Bellies to Babies: find it here
French Aromatherapy: Essential Oil Recipes & Usage Guide: find it here
Etsy – Earth Culture Designs
Essential Oil Bottle Holders & Racks
Great shops to explore:
Labels for Roller Bottles & DIYs
EO Themed Apparel & Home Decor
These are some of my favorite resources to dive into the oily world! Start with one or two projects and work your way up–don’t try everything at once! Exploring DIY recipes is a trial and error process, but it can be a very cost-effective and natural way to simplify your home (and take less trips to the store). Give it a try!