“How do you store your oils?”
That is one of the top questions that I get from fellow oilists. It is a question I wrestled with for several years, too.
In the last year I’ve settled on a good system that works amazingly well. I want to share that with you!
Getting to my current system of essential oils organization was a process – a process that started with a very tiny box.
This box was actually the ring bearer’s box at our wedding and fit about two dozen bottles. But it didn’t take long to outgrow that tiny box.
So we moved our oils to a bigger box – enter massive box that holds about fifty bottles!
This large box worked well, but I began to notice some issues with the functionality of using boxes.
First, I had to pull each bottle out to read the label on the front of the bottle.
Second, there was a lot of wasted space because most of these boxes were so high. I tried getting little boxes to stack on top, but then it became cumbersome to get to the bottles underneath.
Last, many times I needed oils — fast — in the middle of the night for a child who needed support. It was not the time of day to be leisurely turning over bottles to read the label, nor the time of day to be digging through layers of oils in a dark box.
I did find AMAZING label tops for my essential oil bottles that addressed my first issue. I could now see what each bottle was from the top. Yay!
To help with the other two issues, I decided to look for a rack instead. A rack where I could easily organize, view and select my essential oils in my hallway – a very central location between our bedrooms.
I was elated to find the perfect one. It is actually designed for nail polish bottles, but it works perfectly for essential oil bottles.
Now I can see what I need in the middle of the night without digging through a box. Now I have all my oils ready at my fingertips for all the middle-of-the-night issues that come with having two little ones. It is perfect.
I hope my journey and solution helps you find the perfect system for organizing all your wonderful essential oils – in a way that is right for you and your family.