Your oils are here (or maybe just on their way) and You.Are.Pumped. You’re also wondering…what other things do I need to help me use my oils? Well you don’t HAVE to have anything else really, your starter kit comes with everything you need to get started using them right away. However, there are a few things that are really nice to have and you’ll probably want to get them at some point in your oily journey so to help you out I compiled a list of must-have essential oil accessories and supplies that you might want.
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First up, if you’re reading this post and you DON’T have essential oils yet…you kinda need those first! Go here to get started and order your oils.
Even if you aren’t a super DIY person, you’ll still probably want a few basics like roll-on bottles and carrier oil so that you can dilute your oils and make roll-ons for easy application.
(Check out this post I did for 9 easy DIY essential oil recipes)
- CARRIER OILS – Carrier oils are great for diluting oils! Liquid carrier oils are great for making roll-ons and to put with essential oils in a capsule. My favorite liquid carrier oil is fractionated coconut oil, but this sample pack would also be a great way to try several and see what you like best. A solid carrier oil, like coconut oil, is good for making your own rubs and lotion-type mixes.
- ROLL-ON BOTTLES – Add your essential oils and a carrier oil for convenience in applying or to make custom blends. These are great with their stainless rollers or if you prefer pink, like me, you might want to go with these.
- SPRAY BOTTLES – Small spray bottles (2oz or 4oz) are great for making your own body spray, room spray, outdoor spray, etc. Large spray bottles (8oz, 16oz) are good for making DIY cleaners or storing your Thieves Household Cleaner
- DROPPER BOTTLES – I like to store some of my liquid carrier oil in a dropper bottle and then use that to fill my capsules; the small dropper is easier to handle and to just get a small amount than the large carrier oil bottle is
- GLASS JARS – These are great for storing your DIY mixes made with coconut oil (like my sleep cream, for example). 4oz mason jelly jars are my favorite size.
- CASTILE SOAP – Making your own hand soap with essential oils is super easy so grab some castile soap for that (Dr. Bronners is what I use)
- FOAMING SOAP DISPENSER – If you want to make your own hand soap or bodywash, face wash, etc. you’ll want some foaming soap pump dispensers.
These are some things that you’ll probably want as you start incorporating oils into your daily life.
- OIL POUCH – You will probably want to take some oils with you on the go so an oil storage bag is a must! This one is my favorite on Amazon, but Etsy has a gazillion adorable ones too.
- OIL STORAGE CASE -As your oil collection gets bigger you’ll need a place to store them at home too! I love this one for storage and travel; as your collection grows you might want a box like this or an organizer to hang on your wall; you could make your own using my tutorial.
- CUPS/BOTTLES – So you can take your oily water on the go! If you’re a bottle person you’ll want a glass bottle or stainless bottle. If you prefer cups, we use Yeti-type cups for drinking out of at home, other people prefer ones with lids and straws. We often drink out of Mason Jars and stainless straws are nice to use with those as well.
- CAPSULES – Making your own oily capsules is very easy! Young Living sells capsules but these are good too.
- EPSOM SALTS – Add oils to Epsom salts and then add them to your bath or foot soak to help relax, detox, energize, or soothe your muscles.
- DRYER BALLS – Adding a couple of drops of essential oil to wool dryer balls is an easy (and better) alternative to dryer sheets.
- BOTTLE LABELS – It makes it so much easier for you to locate your oils if you label the tops! Young Living has some that match the labels on the body of the bottle.
You will quickly find that the diffuser that comes with your kit will not be enough because you’ll want one in multiple rooms of your home! See my diffuser comparison post for a full look at several Young Living diffusers and several non-YL diffusers. Here are a couple of my favorites.
- This diffuser is small yet runs all night and also very inexpensive, so it’s perfect for taking to a hotel room or just using around your home
- A car diffuser plugs into your cigarette lighter and sits in a cup holder so you can diffuse on the go!
- DIFFUSER JEWELRY – You can also wear your oils in diffuser jewelry. One of the most popular companies is Sacred Arrow but there are tons and tons of other great options on Etsy and Instagram too. If you’re crafty you can also make your own.
Once you fall in love with your oils you’ll want to start telling your friends and family about them too! Some things that would be helpful:
- SAMPLE BOTTLES – I love giving samples to people so they can try oils out for themselves. These teeny tiny roller bottles are my favorites for samples, but if you prefer bottles like the ones that came in your starter kit these are good too.
- GETTING STARTED GUIDE – The book Gameplan is absolutely fantastic for helping you launch your business. You can see my review of it here.
Oh and check out my blog post about starting your Young Living business.
Books & Resources
There are SO many great resource books for using your essential oils out there that it would be hard for me to list them all! Three years in and I’m still finding new books to read and learn from. Life Science Publishing has the most comprehensive collection of oil books so check them out for sure and look at their best sellers.
What would you add to this list?
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