Essential Oil DIY Supply List

Hey guys! I get a lot of questions about this but Im going to keep it short and sweet! If you’re a veteran oil user or a first timer you’re bound to find a DIY recipe that you want to re-create for your home or family. So I’ve taken the time to compile a list of all the must-haves for my do-it-yourself cabinet. I keep these all on hand since they appear so commonly in the essential oil DIY world. For clarification I didn’t just chose random items, these are things my family and I actually use and trust after years of trial and error. We’ve tried tons of brands and these are the ones we’ve come to love.

Every item on the list has a link attached to it so you can click with ease and be re-directed to Amazon if you’d like to purchase. We don’t personally sell these items but if you click through and purchase through the links we do get compensated a small percentage. On a homestead every cent counts and we really appreciate all the support we get from our followers, you can consider it a way to help us grow our farm and our savings account (to buy our own homestead)! SO thank you all and enjoy!

Note: I added below each a few recipes/ways I use each item.

DIY Ingredients:

Shea butter

  • pomade
  • lotion
  • nursing balm

Sweet Almond oil

  • pomade
  • facewash
  • carrier oil

Argan oil

  • detangler
  • moisturizer
  • carrier oil

Aloe Vera

  • after sun spray
  • postpartum peri-spray

Witch Hazel

  • postpartum peri-spray
  • pillow/ air-freshener spray
  • toner
  • after sun spray

Soy wax

  • candles

Bees wax

  • pomade
  • candles
  • lip balm

Coconut oil

  • skin/hair DIYs
  • carrier oil
  • labor peri-rub

Arrowroot powder

  • pomade
  • dry shampoo

DIY containers:

2ml sample bottles

  • to have smaller oil quantities for travel

Dry Body Brush

  • google body brushing.. seriously do it.

2 Oz. glass spray bottle

16 Oz. glass spray bottle

4 Oz. Tins

2 Oz. Tins

  • for storing all that homemade goodness!

Keep in mind these are NOT all the products I use. I started you off with some of the basics and some of my most used ingredients. I’ll continue to add to this as I stock my DIY cabinet. Feel free to drop a comment and tell me what you use!

Peace & Love

Q

8 Free Seed-Starters

There’s no need to go break the bank on fancy seed trays. Up-cycle any of these for a quick and easy (and free) solution. Eventually I plan on buying a couple soil blockers in order to cut down on our waste and use of plastic, but until I can invest in that tool this is what we did this year. Check it out. 

  1. Milk cartons– these were empty epsom salt cartons we just cut the top off and filled with soil. 
  2. Toilet paper rolls– we save all our rolls for crafts or firestartes, and now see starters. Works great for peas since you can fill halfway and back fill as the sprouts grown taller. 
  3. Shallow boxes– this was my mother’s experiment and it worked amazing for sunflowers, and that’s just mulch from the chicken yard. 
  4. Shipping materials– fill with soil and plant. Boom. 
  5. Juice bottles– all did was cut off the top and added two drain holes. 
  6. Egg cartons— ever tried planting tomatoes in egg shells?And here’s a couple more options that I didn’t have the chance to try, though I have seen other folks find great success with also 
  7. Milk jugs– simply cut the jug in half and discard top half, poke some drain holes in the bottom and voila! 
  8. Coffee cans– coffee cans are great since they hold warmth quite well and can be reused many times. All you you need to do is take a hammer and a nail and add a few drain holes in the bottom. For an added effect only fill halfway with soil and cover it with plastic to retain temperature, sorta like a greenhouse.
  • One a side note: instead of buying more greenhouse seed trays I also started a great deal of our garden in paper cups and solo cups that we had lying around the house, saved a lot of money doing that folks!

As you can see, there’s no need to spend countless dollars year after year on expensive to buy cheaply made plastic seed trays. This is more sustainable and much more financially forgiving. Not to mention you will be cutting down on your household waste and reusing those paper/plastic/metal products. Most of the paper based ones can also be planted directly into the ground. Give it a try, what can you lose? And just keep planting seeds y’all!

Okra in the sunset.

Peace and Love

Q