There are many unique approaches to using essential oils. As I’ve started my journey to become a Certified Aromatherapist, my needs for aromatherapy supplies have changed. Instead of only buying essential oils kits and blending them on-the-fly into my diffuser, I’m now creating custom tinctures and recipes for friends and family, and I need essential oil supplies to send these “clients” home with. I’ve also started enjoying a lot of essential oil DIY recipes and home remedies, which require containers and “things” for their application and use as well.
This article is my collection of tried and tested essential oil supplies. From roll-on bottles to spray bottles, and many accessories in-between, I use all of the items on this list personally. If you’re looking for the good stuff, I invite you to learn from my experience here.
Aromatherapy supplies are available for practically any budget. It is not a luxurious add-on item that you can’t afford. Check out my list and shop with confidence!
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Where to Buy Essential Oil Supplies
- If you have a favorite essential oil brand, chances are that they already have an aromatherapy accessories section in their online store. Roller bottles or carrying cases are popular items that you can easily find on your brand’s website (such as Edens Garden or Plant Therapy). If you’re looking to start your collection of aromatherapy accessories, simply look for an “Accessories” tab or section, and add some additional goodies to your next order or essential oils.
- Of course, Amazon is an incredible place for online shopping and will offer an almost overwhelming amount of buying options. I’ve sometimes had quality issues with Amazon purchases so please make sure to read the customer reviews and look through any photos that are available. Also, you can click on the “sold by” name and check out the overall seller’s reputation, how long they have been selling with Amazon, and other details that may give you an idea about how reliable that particular Amazon seller may be.
- There are whole websites dedicated to selling aromatherapy supplies, such as gotoilsupplies.com and aromatools.com. If you have a big order of supplies going in, and you can make the minimum order amount for free shipping (usually orders over the amount of around $50 are free shipping), these websites are great options to buy your supplies from.
Let’s have a look at the best essential oil supplies:
Roller Bottles (Roll-Ons)
One of the easiest ways to use essential oils is through topical application, which lets you pinpoint the exact physical location of need. When doing topical application, essential oils need to be properly diluted in carrier oil so they aren’t applied in too strong of a concentration.
Roller bottles are a fantastic way to pre-mix your essential oils with a carrier oil so you can quickly and easily use them later. Most typically, Fractionated Coconut Oil is used because it is light and thin in texture, and basically odorless. Of course, you’re free to experiment with other carrier oils as you can can stack up natural skin-healing properties by using something like Jojoba or Sweet Almond. However, please don’t use super-thick carrier oils such as Castor Oil in roller bottles – you’ll have a hard time “rolling on” the blend! Find a carrier that your skin likes the most (and yes, you can also mix carriers, for example: 80% FCO, 20% Jojoba).
The roll-on bottles usually come in a 10 mL size, which I believe to be the perfect size! They’re handy, small enough yet big enough to last for a while.
The biggest difference in roller ball quality is in the “ball” part: some are plastic, some are stainless steel. I prefer the stainless steel rolling balls as I find their application smoother. Plastic ones tend to “stick” while you try to roll. However, they still work fine and also get the job done!
Roller Bottle Recipes
- Here’s a tutorial on how to make your own essential oil roller, including a starter list of recipes to try!
Stainless Steel Funnel
If you’ve ever already tried to fill a roller bottle with carrier oil, you’ll know what I’m talking about… It’s hard to get the oil into these small 10 mL rollers!
Since essential oils shouldn’t touch plastic for optimal preservation, you also don’t want to use your plastic funnel from the kitchen.
Enter: stainless steel funnels! Beautiful in design and handy in application, this little gadget is one of the handiest additions I’ve ever made to my life as a hobby aromatherapist!
A funnel lets you fill any size bottle with the proper amounts of carrier oil, witch hazel, distilled water or any other diluting agent your recipe calls for, without spilling or spoiling the blend.
Spray bottles are tricky! You want to look for a dark amber glass bottle, and a well-functioning spout. They can get quite expensive but since you’ll likely be making DIY recipes with them, you’ll always be able to clean them and re-use them. I re-fill and re-purpose mine regularly.
A starter size for a try-out recipe may be a 2 oz (~60 mL) spray bottle (pictured on the right), but once you have your recipes honed in and want to make a batch of something, I recommend at least 4 oz in size, at which point the spout also becomes larger and more sturdy (see below).
Spray Bottle Recipes
Bottles for Massage Blends
Many essential oil recipes ask for topical application. If you like to use your blend topically, you’ll have to make sure to dilute it in some carrier oil. While you can blend your recipe on the fly anytime you wish to use it, I tend to make small bottle batches that I can then keep handy for a quick application.
These 2 oz. glass bottles off Amazon are perfect for the job! The Amber glass provides protection from potentially harmful light and the convenient size is small enough so that I’m not scared to spoil a blend by trying out something new. Yet it’s big enough to last at least a few good full-body massages.
Essential Oil Stickers
Colorful and vibrant, essential oil stickers are the little round oil name labels on the lid of essential oil bottles. Some brands (such as Plant Therapy or Rocky Mountain Oils) sell their oils fully labeled including a sticker on the lid; others (such as Edens Garden, Lisse Essentials or REVIVE), don’t.
If your brand didn’t include the lid label and you like to use an essential oils storage case or box, it’s extremely handy to have this set of premium essential oil stickers handy.
It really is a good set (I have it)! It includes all of the popular oils (plus then some), including multiples of extremely popular oils like Lavender (x 4) or Tea Tree (x 4). For most other oils, you’ll find 2-3 stickers in this set. The package also includes 3 blank sheets that you can use to define anything you need – from custom blend names to DIY recipe labels.
The sticker material is oil and water resistant, which makes for easy handling and good longevity.
Anytime I make a new blend or recipe, I don’t always have time to print pretty labels off my computer. But I also can’t have 5 un-labeled amber glass bottles kicking around the house.
I recently invested in this DYMO label maker and it’s been a game-changer. The font sizes can be adjusted to 5 different sizes, and a variety of styles and other options. While I tend to stick with the basics on the front of font looks, I do appreciate how I can easily and speedily label my bottles.
The labeler is also not complicated at all in terms of stickers, it just takes a roll that you cut to size on the go. The “cut” button in my photo is the big button hidden by the oil bottle. That’s what chops off the label once it’s printed and fed out from the main roll (which is held in that top part that reads “DYMO”).
Nobody in our house will ever pick up an oil bottle again and ask: “Mom, what is this one for again?” ?
Reasons why you should properly store essential oils are countless. Factors such as heat and light can greatly influence the lifespan of your essential oils. In fact, I have written a whole article on essential oil storage here. In short, I highly recommend that you invest in at least a soft case for oils. It’ll help you stay organized, put all of your oils in one place, and not forget to use all of the elements of your set.
Since oil cases are such a handy and popular thing, you are able to buy many variations of style and colors to meet your very own personal preferences. If you don’t like a plain color – just keep looking around! Lots of patterns and other funky designs are available these days. Don’t settle! ;)
As you’re progressing in your oily journey, perhaps you’d like to stay organized and keep a record of your favorite blends, oils, recipes and other DIY projects you’ve tried. This beautiful journal here will help you accomplish that in a fashionable way!
The journal includes five sections: Single Oils, Blends, Recipes, an Essential Oils Wishlist and Educational section. It’s bigger than you might think, about 9″ in height with an almost-leather feel to the cover (it doesn’t feel plastic-y)!
Each section comes with enough pages to get started but if you know you like organization, journaling and your essential oils, order the refill pages pack for just $8.95 at the same time. Also, if this is a gift purchase, the additional pages is a super nice touch at not much extra!
When you’re searching for aromatherapy supplies, you might get confused about different options and multiple details of things. I hope I’ve made your shop for supplies a little bit easier by introducing you to my favorite essential oil supplies.
P.S. Aromatherapy accessories also make unique gifts (for anyone already using essential oils), and will always be appreciated.
To your well-being,