Your oils have arrived (yay).
Using your essential oils, a few natural ingredients plus some basic supplies you can soon create your own natural cleaning products, face and skin care products and handy blends that will totally overhaul your personal care and home/cleaning products.
Don't feel like you have to overhaul EVERYTHING in your house in one big massive action (unless you want to of course)!! Just a swap at a time and gradually introduce some simple, low tox alternatives into your home/family. Otherwise it can feel overwhelming and too hard.
To start making your own blends and products, you will need some good quality glass spray bottles, roller bottles, jars and accessories. Here's a few of my fave supplies and online stores.
These come in all sorts of sizes but the two most common sizes are 5ml and 10ml. A glass roller bottle is used to make up your most used blends and allows you to mix together essential oils plus Fractionated Coconut Oil for safe dilution when using the oils topically.
You can get bottles with metal, plastic or gemstone roller balls. I prefer the metal roller balls as I feel like they roll onto the skin smoothly and are more durable but really, it gets back to your own personal taste.
TIP: Make sure you choose a thick glass as some roller bottles can be thin and flimsy.
I love using 5ml and 10ml size roller bottles. I tend to buy my roller bottles from Centaur Packaging on the South Coast of Australia as they have a beautiful range including clear glass bottles with bamboo lids!! You can find them here. Click on the WELLBEING tab on their website to get started.
Small Glass Spray Bottles + Foaming Bottle for Hand/Face/Body Wash
30-50ml Small Glass Spray Bottle
These are handy for making up pillow sprays, body spritzers or room sprays. You can also use them for making up body blends or remedies that require something larger than the 10ml roller ball bottles.
These come in several sizes and allow us to make our own body and hand wash! I like the 250ml size.
You can also buy some great foaming pump bottles for hand soap to use in the bathroom and kitchen basin — check out Aroma Bottles here www.aromabottles.com.au for some beautiful bottles that even come with labels that add a stylish look to any bathroom or kitchen.
Larger 250ml or 500ml Glass Spray Bottles
A great size for making up an all purpose cleaning spray. I've also found a great 500ml glass bottle at Target for $5.00 which is good when you don't want to have to order online and wait! It was in the laundry section with the washing baskets and laundry products.
1 or 2ml Mini Sample Bottles
These sample bottles are great for making up travel sized samples to take with you when you are out and about without having to take full sized bottles with you. They are also handy if you are wanting to share essential oil samples with family, friends or work colleagues.
Misting Top + Bottle Pump
These spray tops fit your 15ml essential oil bottles, instantly turning them into misting bottles.
Pump for your Coconut Oil
This is probably one of my favourite products! This pump fits our doTERRA bottle of Fractionated Coconut Oil and allows us to pump out the coconut oil we need much more easily and effectively.
Essential Oil Keys
These little gadgets help you easily remove roller balls and drippers from both your 5ml and 15ml bottles.
SHOPS I LOVE:
Centaur Packaging -- located on the south coast of NSW in Bombaderry, I love these guys because they have a growing range of raw ingredients as well as spray bottles, jars and well priced roller bottles. They have exceptionally fast service, a flat rate freight fee of $15 Aus wide (that can be a bit steep if you only need a few things so I usually stock up when I order to make it worthwhile), discounts when you buy bulk items and they are continually adding to their range of wellbeing products. Find them here: https://www.centaurpackaging.com.au/