Yay! You’ve bought some essential oils! You’ve opened your Premium Starter Kit, smelled the oils, and are diffusing away. But then you see all these cool pins about making your own No-Poo Spray and hand sanitizer and everyday cleaner… and they all sound really easy and really cool.
You don’t have a glass spray bottle or spritzers or roll on topper thingamajigs. And where is that Lavender? I know I had it in this drawer, or maybe on my nightstand… in the bathroom?? Well, hell. Need that Stress Away, right away. But no worries, the best thing about Young Living is our community! We will support you all the way.
So, here are a few of my favorite add-ons to make your Premium Starter Kit even better:
I really like this Hytek 30-bottle Essential Oil Carrying Case. It’s well-constructed, holds the 5ml and 15ml bottles securely with no problem. Even with a rollerball filament on it. I like the elephant design, but they have lots of colors to choose from, and even a 56-vial option, for you truly crazy oil people out there! You can’t tell from this image, but there is also a little pouch on the inside of the top that holds sample cards and other small stuff. Combine this with Essential Oil Bottle Labels and you’re all set.
These are great for making Everyday Cleaning Spray and Skeeter-Be-Gone. When storing essential oils, you should use dark or cobalt blue glass or stainless steel. Never store essential oils in plastic, since they are corrosive and will eat away at the container. I like these Amber Glass Spray Bottles from Sally’s Organics. They work perfectly, and have over 1,100 5-star customer reviews! There are others that come with cute labels, but I like that these have regular caps, too.
Again, essential oils work best in glass or stainless steel containers, so I use a YETI stainless steel tumbler with a stainless steel straw that my husband gave me for Christmas. I seriously drink about 3-4 of these every day now, and I used to always drink either sweet tea or Mountain Dew. The oils make the difference! I generally use Lemon Vitality, but have just ordered Grapefruit Vitality, Lime Vitality and Jade Lemon Vitality and am looking forward to trying those in my water, too. I also like this BPA-free Glass Water Bottle from Ello when I’m on the go.
Hopefully you ordered the Premium Starter Kit, which is a great deal with so many oils and a diffuser too! The Dewdrop was included in my kit, and I love it. It’s very quiet, which my husband appreciates at night, when I’m diffusing Lavender Essential Oil. If you need an extra, I have used this one from GreenAir. It’s not as pretty, or as quiet, but it’s a good little diffuser. I do like that it has a ‘burst’ mode, so you can diffuse every few seconds or use continuous mode to have a steady stream of oils going into the air. Check out the ADORABLE kids’ diffuser that comes with interchangeable covers! Dolphins or Dinos, too stinkin’ cute!
Essential oils are very concentrated, and often need to be diluted with a carrier oil vs. applied directly to the skin. I found this great reference on the Young Living site:
A carrier oil is a vegetable oil—such as coconut oil, olive oil, or grapeseed oil—that can be used to dilute essential oils. Young Living’s V-6™ Vegetable Oil Complex is an excellent carrier oil for all applications.
Carrier oils ensure that essential oils applied topically are comfortable to the skin. Dilution with a carrier oil does not dilute the effect of the essential oil. In fact, it prevents waste due to excessive application. Look for dilution ratios on Young Living essential oil bottles.
Vegetable shortening, butter, margarine, or petroleum derivatives (such as mineral oil, baby oil, and petroleum jelly) should never be used as carrier oils.
I personally really like Fractionated Coconut Oil. It’s liquid coconut oil, so it’s just good to go with a little pump. It is clear and odorless, absorbs really quickly, and doesn’t feel greasy at all. It’s made in the USA and 100% natural coconut oil.
If you’re feeling achy try this:
- a squirt or two of coconut oil
- 2 drops of Panaway
- 2 drops of Copaiba
- 2 drops of Peppermint
I finally found a use for the little Pampered Chef bowls I bought at some party ages ago! They work great for these recipes, and even have a handy lid and spout. In any case, just mix that all together, dip your finger in and rub on the affected area! It’s not Deep Relief, but it still works pretty well.
So that’s my list of things I added to my kit right away and absolutely love. Please let me know what else you use to get the most out of your essential oils!
Note: this post does contain affiliate links, because I figure you’d like to be able to get to these items easily, and maybe I’ll get a little kick-back if you decide to buy. However, I am not going to post anything I don’t personally recommend, b/c that’s just lame.