Essential oils are great for DIY projects. We love hosting Make-N-Take parties at the house where we gather our friends to make fun oily goodies together. Some of the things we have made are:
- Sleepytime Spray
- Foaming Hand Soap
- Body Butter
- Sugar Scrubs
- Homemade Outdoor Spray
- Linen Spray
- Muscle Cream
- Belly Balm (great for pregnancies)
- Owie Rollers (great for kids – and adults too)
- Immune Boosting Rollers
- and more…
You truly are only limited by your own imagination!
Making your own creations using essential oils helps your oils to last longer (saving you money), and also enables you to use products you know for a fact are free from hazardous toxic ingredients.
What containers do you use?
There are so many websites to choose from and choices to sift though. So we thought we'd compile our favorites!
Roller Ball Blends
We do use a few different types. My biggest tip is to find a roller ball bottle with a stainless steel ball. I suggest stainless steel because citrus oils and frankincense oils can degrade the plastic… meaning the plastic ball can pop out or become inefficient, and the last thing you need or want is to accidentally create a big mess (yes, this based on personal experience).
Since switching to roller bottles with stainless steel balls in the tops (which seem to be higher quality), we haven't had any issues. We also recommend you use a colored bottle… not clear… to avoid sun exposure so your oils will last longer.
Here are a few ideas of what I do personally use for my family, and also use to give as gifts to friends and family:
We do have some roller bottle blend recipes you may enjoy.
Jars for lotions and sugar scrubs
We do recommend you use glass jars when making goodies with essential oils. I often use mason jars… either 4 oz or 8 oz. If you choose to use 8 oz jars, I do recommend you use the short, wide mouthed ones because it is much easier to scoop out the sugar scrub, balm, or lotion you make.
When giving gifts, I love using the mason jar options, and add a square piece of cloth between the top and the ring, with a piece of twine tied around the neck in a bow.
Spray bottles are super handy to keep on hand for linen sprays, room freshening sprays, and even a spray bottle for children to “keep monsters away.” We even use the smaller spray bottles for facial spritzes, especially with our Cooling Peppermint Spray recipe and DIY perfumes!
Carrier Oils We Use:
Carrier oils are definitely needed for making roller bottles. They are also great to add to homemade lotions.
There are some additional items we often use, like mango butter and beeswax.
We also use honey, and typically source it locally instead of online because so many honeys online that are sold are actually fake (mostly just plain sugar).
I hope these ideas help you with figuring out what supplies you need!
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