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Basic Essential Oil Kit Checklist
Below is a 7-point checklist of materials from which you can make the following items: Massage Oil, Body Cream, Lotion, Salt Scrub, Hand Soap, Room Spray, Nasal Inhaler
Ten Essential Oils
If you’re buying essential oils one-by-one.
I’ve listed these in suggested order of purchase.
• Lavender - Lavandula angustifolia
• Tea Tree - Melaleuca alternifolia
• Peppermint - Mentha x piperita
• Orange Citrus - sinensis
• Cedarwood - Juniperus virginiana
• Lemon Citrus - limon
• Frankincense - Boswellia carterii
• Rosemary - Rosmarinus of cinalis
• Ylang Ylang - Cananga odorata
• Roman Chamomile - Chamaemelum nobile
You’ll need a few small bottles and jars in which to store your blends. I’m recommending small bottles as you’re learning, but you can certainly use larger sizes if you prefer.
• 15 ml Amber or Colbalt glass bottle with ori ce reducer and cap for essential oil blends.(Note: do not sore essential oils with a rubber dropper as the top will deteriorate).
• 2 oz Clear plastic jars for salt scrubs and body creams
• 2 oz Amber Boston round plastic bottles for massage oils and body lotions
• 2 oz or 4 oz Amber Boston round plastic bottle with spray top for room spray
• Blank Nasal Inhalers, Start with a pack of 10
Carriers are the foundation of most blends and are used to dilute the essential oils so they can be applied to the skin. Tear out the dilution guideline chart at the end of this article and keep it in your blending kit.
• Jojoba Oil
• Unscented Lotion Base
• Pink Himalayan Salt
• Liquid Castile Soap
Labels & Miscellaneous
• Waterproof labels for labeling your blend. Include date it was made, ingredients, and a clever name for the blend or anything else you want to remember. If you are blending for yourself and family, you can buy labels at any of ce supply store (mailing label sizes work well). If you want professional looking labels, try
• Paper towels for spills
• Notebook and pen for recording your recipes.
Mixing Supplies
• Glass stir rods make blending in creams and salt scrubs effortless. Easy to clean and reuse.
• Glass beaker for measuring ingredients
• Digital scale for weighing ingredients
Storing Your Kit
If you don’t have a dedicated storage area for all your supplies, you can buy a nice plastic box with drawers. You can even  nd them with wheels if you need to move it around.
Keeping all your products together will help you feel organized and prevent clutter. It will also help you to keep track of which products you have on hand and their shelf life.
Blending Chart
Tear out the blending chart on the back of this page and keep it in your blending kit or laminate it and place it above your blending area for easy reference.

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