After being a Young Living distributor for over two years, we have accumulated quite a few bottles of different essential oils. We ordered cases to store them, but not only was that getting expensive, but the cases have tops. This makes them great for travel, but not so home-friendly. The way we were organizing essential oil bottles had to change!
After doing lots of research, the containers that were available to purchase just seemed like too much money. My husband suggested that we use the containers that the company sends the oils in since they basically cost us nothing extra. So, we started saving the containers.
Making Your Own Storage / Organization
These are the containers that we were shipped in one month’s large order. It doesn’t take long to build the collection needed to store a large amount of oils.
Cut the tubes to the desired height. Hubby used a hack saw to cut them. We decided to cut them all the same so the small 5 ml bottles would also fit. I used a ruler to make the rows straight.
Attach the cut tube pieces to a piece of cardboard that you have already cut. (Measure how large you want to make it first.) I started using hot glue to attach, but then I ran out so hubby picked up some tacky glue at Lowe’s and that worked great. Glue, place, press. Repeat.
Here’s what it looks like! This storage system works great for us. I measured and created this to fit in a drawer in one of our cabinets. That’s awesome because you can customize this to whatever size you want.
As we get more oils, we re-arrange the bottles. Our type A personalities require us to store the oils in alphabetical order. Yes, I re-organize them each time we get a new oil. It just makes it so much easier to find what you are looking for! This system makes it easy to change where the bottles are placed.
Storing this amount of bottles can be very challenging. I hope that you find this helpful!