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How a Frugal Girl Creates a Free Essential Oils Holder

Essential oils are something that brings me joy when I use them. I don’t believe they are the only thing to cure certain things, but I sure do love the smell, the calming they bring after I rub a little lavender and lemon on my wrists, and I love the Nighty Night oil for the kiddos.

 The oils add something special between my girls and me. When I mix my oils up in a glass bowl and swirl my finger, they get excited and say- “Oh Mommy, as those essential oils? Are you going to rub our backs?”

I love using oils more in the winter when illness swarm you.

If you are new to oils and thinking about giving them a try, I really enjoyed this book. Although they mention a few Young Living blends, it is a great starting point and reference I turn to often.

 It can be applied for any oil brand as it gives you the benefits to your health of each oil. You can order one on Amazon here.

I personally have tried just about every brand of essential oils. Some not so great, and others quite amazing. As a frugal farm girl with a whole lot of practicality built-in of where I spend my money.

 I keep going back to one company; Plant Therapy. They are the best quality oil for your budget, in my opinion. ( Plus always free shipping)

Keep in mind not all cheap oils are quality oils.

I can’t justify spending $40 on a bottle of oil. In fact, I can’t justify spending a crazy amount for a brand on anything.

I love decorating our farmhouse and wanted a pretty display for my oils and diffuser. So, of course, this idea was inspired by other wood essential oil holders we saw by doing a quick search on Google and decided to make our own.

This is to just inspire your inner awesomeness. Take a look on Pinterest for other unique wood essential oil holders.

 Wood Log Essential Oils

The best part about this wood essential oils holder is it cost $0 to make! So be creative and use any unique piece of wood you have.

Supplies For Your DIY Essential Oils Display:

  • a piece of wood (Size depends on a number of oils you want it to hold)
  • chainsaw (depending on the size of your log)
  • angle grinder with a coarse sanding disk
  • drill with a 1″ spade bit
  • sandpaper
  • lacquer (if desired I left mine all natural)
  • Diffuser ( I got mine here for $15)

 

How to Make:

  1. Use a saw to cut the piece of wood. Make one end a straight cut and one end an angled cut (approx 45 degrees)
  2. Use the angle grinder to sand out a flat spot in the center of the piece where your diffuser will sit. Also, drill a hole through the backside for the power cord to pass through.
  3. Use drill and spade bit to drill evenly spaced holes around the perimeter of the piece just deep enough to hold your bottles of oil.
  4. Finish the piece to your liking with sandpaper and coat with lacquer if a glossy look is desired
  5. Add your favorite Essential oils.
 Wood Log Essential Oils
 Wood Log Essential Oils
How a Frugal Girl Creates a Free Essential Oils Holder
How a Frugal Girl Creates a Free Essential Oils Holder
How a Frugal Girl Creates a Free Essential Oils Holder

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Bruce

Thursday 23rd of September 2021

Exactly how long did it take with a sanding disk to create the large center hole?!? There are grinding/cutting disks which would be 1000% faster!

Shelly

Friday 30th of March 2018

Great idea Tasia. I'm going to try the oils again. I had bought them before but gave up to easy and gave them to my daughter. I love your idea with the wood, looks very nice.

Tasia

Saturday 31st of March 2018

Thanks Shelly. I really enjoy Plant Therapy oils because the price is way more affordable and for me they work just as good.

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