Whether you’re just getting into essential oils or you’re a long-time veteran, the right essential oil accessories make using your oils easier, more effective and way more fun. Some you probably already have and some may be new to you. Some may even be head-scratchers. But all of them will enhance your personal enjoyment of the power of essential oils. Oh, how I love my oils!
10 Must-Have Essential Oil Accessories
- Essential Oil Organizer by Simply Shelf
- Carrier Stick for Essential Oils (myBase)
- The NOOK Essential Oil Holder
- Essential Oil Car Diffuser
- Essential Oil Bottle Key
- Essential Oil Diffuser Necklace
- Personal Essential Oil Inhaler
- Essential Oil Roller Bottles
- Essential Oils Reference Guide (Pocket Version)
- Fractionated Coconut Oil
1. Essential Oil Organizer by Simply Shelf
Those who are new to essential oil life will soon find that storing your expanding collection of oils in an organized way can be challenging. Without a system or method to the madness, drawers, counters and boxes soon become cluttered, disorganized and messy. Some leak and when that happens, the corrosive oils stain and ruin surfaces.
One of the best and easiest way to store and organize essential oils is with Simply Shelf. Each set of organizers consists of 3 molded brushed aluminum fluted trays. Each tray holds 5-15ml or 5ml bottles at a viewing angle that makes seeing and instantly recognizing each of your oils a no-brainer.
Simply Shelf essential oil holders can be linked front to back and placed side by side to create a system large enough for your entire collection of oils. They’re impervious to staining and spill clean-up effortlessly. Simply Shelf is great for drawer storage and works on counters and table tops too.
2. Essential Oil Carrier Stick by myBase
Essential oils are not cheap. Even the least expensive will set you back $10 or more for what seems like a modest 15ml bottle. And if we’re talking Rose Oil or Melissa Oil (among many others) well, now we’re talking hundreds of dollars for the same 15ml bottle. That’s when My Base becomes indispensable.
myBase Is a carrier oil stick made of a blend of cocoa, shea and coconut butter. It hydrates the skin while at the same time makes your precious and expensive essential oils go further. By rubbing some myBase over the area that you want to apply essential oil to, the myBase formula will keep your oils exactly where you want them to be. No dripping, no running no mess, no wasted oil. And, it’s a good moisturizer all by itself.
3. NOOK Essential Oil Holder
I get warm fuzzies whenever I walk into the room and see my essential oils. They beckon to me like an old friend. I like to have my favorites within in easy reach all the time. I’m continually searching for functional yet beautiful ways to organize my most-used essential oils. The NOOK does both.
NOOK is different. When nestled in my NOOKs, my essential oil bottles (mostly 15 ml, a few are smaller) sit upright with 90% of the bottle and its label clearly visible. The rows of oils are staggered so none of the bottles is hidden behind another.
A favorite feature of this essential oil accessory is that it’s made from sturdy, beautiful bamboo. (not a cheap pine knock off) I have one on my desk and another in the bathroom. They look great and they’re super functional.
4. Essential Oil Car Diffuser
There are basically three types of car diffusers. One kind totally fits into a cigarette lighter of your vehicle. The second kind also connects to the lighter but the business end fits in a cup holder or clips to an air vent on the dashboard. The third kind has a pad that you put oils on and then clip it to a vent in your car. Circulating air diffuses the oil on the pad.
The first kind is easy to use and inexpensive. It’s also limited to the few drops of oil you can apply to the porous pad. It might be best suited for short trips.
The second kind, the all-in-one that fits, body and all, into your cigarette lighter also has limited capacity and none of them get very good reviews from users. They might be good for freshening the air, but not much else. They don’t seem to last very long. I recommend you opt for the second variety.
The third kind, and really the best car essential oil diffuser, will fit nicely in a cup holder or attach to a surface in your car. They have much greater capacity and can run for 4 hours or more with one fill-up of your favorite essential oil. A best seller and highly rated car diffuser on Amazon is the InnoGear USB Essential Oil Diffuser. It plugs into an included USB adaptor that plugs into your cigarette lighter. It even has color changing LED lights that just might help to brighten your mood.
If you drive a lot, you’ll want one of these.
5. Essential Oil Bottle Key
This is one of those essential oil accessories that’s easy to overlook but hard to replace. It’s one of the handiest essential oil gadgets anyone can have. It’s a tool that removes the plastic orifice or roller ball top from essential oil bottles. It saves a lot of broken fingernails.
They’re available on Amazon or from any of the essential oil sites or brick and mortar stores. Buy five of them. Keep one in your purse, one at home, one in your essential oil travel case and give a couple of them away to other essential oil users you really like.
6. Essential Oil Diffuser Necklace for all-day essential oil diffusing
When I first saw these, I thought they were kind of hokey. Now I’m a believer.
The diffuser necklace opens to reveal a leather or felt disc (much like the air vent car diffuser). Add a few drops of whatever oil you want to inhale for the day, and you’re set to go. One caveat, you won’t be the only person inhaling your selected essential oil(s). Anyone that comes within a few feet of you will also get a good whiff of whatever you’re breathing in. So, you probably won’t want to wear it if you’re out in public and wanting to diffuse tea tree oil or some other pungent oil that might make you smell like paint thinner or a spaghetti factory.
The discs that go inside are replaceable and you’ll want to change it every few weeks or when a combination of the different essential oils you’ve used becomes, shall we say, unique.
7. Personal Essential Oil Inhaler
Essential oil inhaler tubes are another accessory that is often overlooked. But they are handy and once you start using them, it’s likely you’ll be hard pressed to do without them. We all know that inhaling essential oils can benefit our emotional and our physical health. I find these especially helpful when inhaling my favorite respiratory blend.
Each inhaler comes with a cotton wick. Add a few drops of the essential oil or combination of essential oils you want to inhale. Then place the cotton wick in the inhaler tube. Firmly close the cap and voila, you’ve got a portable inhaler that will last for hours. It sure beats splashing a few drops of aromatherapy oils in the palm of your hand for inhaling.
When using one of these handy inhalers, remembering the 5-5-5 rule will be helpful. Count to 5 while inhaling, count to 5 while holding your breath and then count to 5 again as you exhale.
8. Essential Oil Roller Bottles for smooth application of essential oils
Your preferred essential oil company makes all sorts of oil blends. Once you get into aromatherapy yourself, you likely will want to make your own blends too. Glass roller bottles are ideal for that. I use them for applying Fennel Oil to my husband’s wrists. It’s so much easier that trying to coax a few drops out of the bottle and onto just the right place. I don’t waste nearly as much as I used to. Hint: myBase works great here, too.
https://amzn.to/2W4FFPZOil roller bottles are available on Amazon and anywhere essential oil accessories are sold and they’re not expensive.
9. Essential Oils Reference Guide (Pocket Version)
I have several guides for using essential oils. I even have a couple of thick books that contain extensive information, tips and tricks for getting the most out of my essential oils. But the one I use most often is my pocket guide.
I carry it my purse everywhere I go. When I’m traveling or even when I’m not at home, I refer to it. It’s been helpful, too, when others ask me, “What’s the best oil for this…or for that?”
There is no shortage of these guides. They can be purchased, but some of the best are absolutely free for download. Of course, if you find one on the Internet, you’ll have to do some cutting and folding to make it work. You might find a pdf version on-line and download it to your iPhone or other brand of smartphone. Pocket guides are indispensable.
10. Fractionated Coconut Oil makes your essential oils go further
Okay, I know what you’re thinking. Fractionated coconut oil is a carrier oil and we’ve already talked about myBase for making your essential oils go further. No, I’m not confused (at least at the moment), and I’ve found a preferred use for both.
I like using fractionated coconut oil for diluting my essential oils. It’s completely soluble with all essential oils and it’s easily absorbed. With it I can concoct oil combinations that I spray on. I love it with lavender. I also use it with my favorite mood blend and hormonal blend.
A Last Word
This is obviously not an exhaustive list of the lesser known essential oil accessories. But it is a list of some of the ones I’ve found most useful. Welcome to world of aromatherapy. Happy oils.