How I’m Organizing My Essential Oils + Favorite EO Blends

I love, love my essential oils, and I’ve actually collected quite a few of them. I add them to a diffuser to scent my home, and to make homemade recipes for cleaning solutions, skin care blends and other mixtures. 

Because my collection of essential oils is from multiple companies, my fairly large collection is made up of different sizes and shapes of bottles. This can cause a great deal of disorganization and an increased risk of double-buying because of not knowing what oils I really have. 

One day I simply went to get out several of my bottles of oils, and started organizing my essential oils. By the end of the day I had reorganized my whole essential oils collection.

I’m always on the lookout for a better way to store things, and I’m happy with the storage solution I found. Now my oils are conveniently located, neatly organized, and easily accessible. 

The Problem

My oils were stored inconveniently in a single plastic storage bin in a cupboard in my laundry room. I tried to keep them in alphabetical order, but they were always getting moved or falling over, and getting mixed up.

In addition, I was trying to fit them all into a small space and it was just so inconvenient that I had trouble keeping them in any kind of neat order. 

Every time I went to find one of my oils, I had to get the basket down and lift each one out until I’d found the one I wanted. This just wasn’t working well for me and I decided right then that I needed to find a better storage solution.

What I really wanted to do was to keep them in an area that was easy to reach and not hard to see. 

The Solution And How I’m Organizing My Essential Oils

In my own stash of storage containers, I found several long and narrow plastic baskets, possibly for desk drawer organizers or kitchen silverware storage. I also came across a nice black wire basket that three of the plastic basket fit perfectly in.

I arranged the oils in rows in each of the long rectangular baskets in alphabetical order. 

I then used my label maker to mark the inside of the far end of each basket with the range of letters of the alphabet that each basket contained.

Then I and placed the wire basket in a rarely-used corner, out of the way yet totally accessible. The little bottles are now in 

I didn’t spend a penny to do this, just shopped my closet for the containers. Now I use my oils so much more often than I ever did before.

The corner where they now live was a totally unused space, as it’s hard to reach all the way into. But the basket is large enough to be easily within reach, yet the wire keeps it from “taking over” the area. It is perfect and I really wish I had thought to do this a long time ago. 

Other Essential Oil Storage Ideas

Here are a few other ideas for storing your essential oils:

  • Travel cases for a smaller collection of oils are available from essential oil sellers or from Amazon, and many other places. 
  •  You could shop your own home for a storage container like I did. You may come up with plastic baskets or bins, wooden boxes, nail polish racks or a spice rack. 
  • Do you have a medicine cabinet that you don’t use? How about a kitchen drawer you can spare? Either of these would be a great place for the storage of your oils. 
  • Searching thrift stores, a dollar store, or craft store would be a good place to find just the thing. Before leaving home is a great time to do some measuring, so you have an idea of the size of the area you want to use. This way you won’t waste time and money buying containers that are the wrong size. 
  • It’s best to store essential oils cool place, or at least away from direct heat sources and direct sunlight. A dark place is best, although most essential oils are sold in cobalt blue or amber glass bottles. This will help protect the shelf life of your oils. 
  • If you find a container that is a little too big, you can try placing adjustable dividers (or pieces of carboard cut to size) or even pieces of foam inserts to place between rows. You don’t want the bottles to have too much space or they will be more likely to get mixed up or tip over. 
  • If you find something that works, don’t be afraid to change it or improve to find your perfect solution for best practices for caring for your oils, and easy access that will stay organized with a minimum of effort. 
  • If you don’t have a dark place to store your oils, you may want to store them each in the essential oil boxes they came in, although all oils are not purchased in boxes. 

I’m so glad I found a good solution to that problem of my constantly disorganized and mixed up essential oils collection, and I hope you can find just the right container and system for storing yours. I’m happy to report that this system is still working for me, even after some time has passed.

I hope some of these tips have been useful for you and that you find the perfect solution that works for you. Now to share a few of my favorite essential oil combinations with you. I love to experiment with my oils to make my home smell great.

I usually buy my oils from Amazon. Many of mine are the Now brand, which I find to be about the most economical. I also have some miscellaneous brands that I’ve picked up at natural food stores, and a few popular brands that I have received as gifts. I used to sell for a company that no longer sell in the US, so I have several oils plus a diffuser from there.

Here is the diffuser page from Amazon with a large selection of units and prices. And this page has the Now brand of essential oils that you can order.

Some Of My Favorite Essential Oil Recipes

Here are some of my favorite diffuser blends. Some mix to create fresh, clean scents, others are on the more spicy side. I haven’t given these mixtures a name and you can vary the number of drops and even the oils to your own liking:

  • 4 drops of lemon, 4 drops of lime, and 4 drops of rosemary.
  • 2 drops of clove bud, 3 drops of nutmeg and 4 drops of orange.
  • 5 drops of cinnamon bark, 2 drops of clove bud, 1 drop of ginger, and 1 drop of nutmeg
  • 4 drops of bergamot, 3 drops of cinnamon bark, and 1 drop of ginger
  • 6 drops of bergamot, 4 drops of cinnamon bark, and 2 drops of black spruce
  • 4 drops of peppermint, 2 drops of wintergreen, 2 drops of lemon, and 1 drop of eucalyptus
  • 6 drops of bergamot, 3 drops of grapefruit, and 2 drops of lemon
  • 3 drops of bergamot, 3 drops of lavender, 1 drop of rosemary, and 1 drop of eucalyptus

You might like to keep an essential oil binder or notebook to save your favorite blends and uses for your oils. I also keep a folder of all kinds of ideas and recipes for essential oil use.

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