Getting started with essential oils is so exciting, but it can also be a bit overwhelming. You just ordered a few essential oils, or maybe a whole kit, and you’re probably wondering “now what?”
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Five Affordable Essential Oil Accessories
I felt lost when I got my first essential oils kit. I was really hesitant to actually use my essential oils at first because I didn’t have the right tools to guide me.
Now I feel like an old pro, and I know exactly what every newbie needs to get started with essential oils.
The following five items will help you get the most use out of your essential oils and they are all reasonably priced.
Let’s get to it!
A diffuser may have come with your essential oils kit and if so that’s great, you’re ahead of the game. If not, you absolutely need to buy one. Diffusing essential oils is a must and you can’t mess it up! Follow the directions for your diffuser, add a few drops of essential oil and say hello to the aromatic benefits of essential oils.
A few reasons why you should diffuse essential oils:
- respiratory health and better breathing
- cleaning and purifying the air
- emotional and mental health
- immune health
Too many amazing health benefits to pass up, right? So go ahead and get yourself this reasonably priced diffuser. It works just as well as the pricier options and my kids love the changing colors!
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I did not have a carrier oil when I first got started with essential oils and whoa baby, I felt the burn! Essential oils are very strong and can feel hot (or cold) on your skin if you don’t use a carrier oil. If you have sensitive skin you should always use a carrier oil and of course, always use a carrier oil when applying essential oils on your kids.
Everyone must have a carrier oil when getting started with essential oils. A carrier oil is any vegetable, nut or seed oil that you blend with an essential oil in order to dilute them. My absolute favorite is fractionated coconut oil because it’s odorless, not too greasy and will never go rancid. This big bottle comes with a pump and eBook. Good deal! A carrier oil is also key for when you want to make your own rollers and blends.
Rollers make the life of an essential oiler so much easier. Instead of grabbing five oils in the middle of the night for a sick kid, you can grab one roller and the job is done.
Rollers are glass containers that usually come in 5 ml or 10 ml size, with a little roller ball on the top to distribute the oil onto your skin. Genius right? I think so! Once you figure out your main health concerns, you can make a few rollers so you have them on hand for immediate use. I always have an immunity roller made up for my kids and a headache roller just for me.
When it comes to buying rollers, cheap ain’t gonna cut it. I have gone through so many rollers and brands – some don’t roll out any oil, others the little roller ball falls out – and it’s so frustrating! The most amazing set of roller bottles are made by The Root and Petal and they will never fail you. You can use them over and over and they still work like new.
A Simple Reference Book
Getting started with essential oils can be confusing. Which oils should you use for this or that? Having a reference book is obviously a must, but they can get very overwhelming too. I have my oils and now I have this 200-page encyclopedia I have to read? Um, no thanks.
My favorite book when you’re just getting started with essential oils is Smart Mom’s Guide to Essential Oils: Natural Solutions for a Healthy Family, Toxin-Free Home and Happier You. Even if you’re not a mom, you need this book!
She gives you the why and how in a very easy to read format, she tells you the must-have oils, and then the best part – she gives you tons of recipes! She gives you recipes for emergencies, cleaning, beauty, emotional wellness, self-care and women’s health. I repeat you need this book!
A Case, Holder or Tray
Everyone needs the perfect case to store their essential oils. I recommend having a travel bag like this, but also a tray to keep your most used essential oils for easy access.
I keep the tray you see below in my kitchen and it is by far my favorite because it holds 5 or 10 ml bottles and rollers. I love how it’s clear and all the bottles stand up so you can see everything. The funny part is, it’s actually an old makeup/nail polish holder, as you can see from the crack in the front! If you have one laying around, use it for your essential oils. If not, pick up this affordable one from Amazon.
I recommend keeping your essential oils in multiple spots, basically where you use them. I have the tray in my kitchen for the ones I use the most, a few on my nightstand and some in the bathroom. You don’t need a case for every spot, just one for where the majority of your essential oils are.
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