Do you love essential oils as much as I do?
Essential oils are a great way to bring some calm into your life. They can help with sleep anxiety, and even just their smell is calming. But did you know that they don’t have to be expensive or bought from a store?
You can make your own DIY wood log holder for the oils! It’s so easy, and it looks nice too.
This post will show you how to make one yourself using items around your house! There are no special skills needed either – anyone can do this project if they follow these simple steps.
Plus, once you’ve made it, there’s no need to repurchase more essential oil holders because this one will last forever! And when people see it in your home, they’ll think how beautiful and thoughtful it is 🙂
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 swarms you.
I enjoyed this book if you are new to oils and thinking about giving them a try. Although they mention a few Young Living blends, it is a great starting point and reference I turn to often.
You can apply it for any oil brand as it gives you the benefits of each oil’s health. You can order one on Amazon here.
I have tried just about every brand of essential oils. Some are not so great, and others are pretty amazing. I am a frugal farm girl with a 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.
The problem is we’re conditioned to believe that expensive things are better. But the truth of the matter is you can get just as much bang for your buck when buying at lower prices – if not more!
In today’s society where people have become accustomed to high-end products and brands because they feel it will make them look better or more intelligent in some way (which happens often), I’ve realized this isn’t true at all; there aren’t any tangible benefits from spending extra money on something unless maybe somebody has an extreme taste for luxury items which most definitely does Not Mean ME!!!
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 inspire your inner awesomeness. Take a look on Pinterest for other unique wood essential oil holders.
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
- lacquer (if desired I left mine all natural)
- Diffuser ( I got mine here for $15)
How to Make:
- Use a saw to cut the piece of wood. Make one end a straight cut and one end an angled cut (approx 45 degrees)
- 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.
- 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.
- Finish the piece to your liking with sandpaper and coat with lacquer if a glossy look is desired
- Add your favorite Essential oils.
I hope you’ve enjoyed this post and will try some of these essential oil recipes. If you do, be sure to let me know how they work for you.
And don’t forget to grab your oils here before you go. I think you’ll love them as much as I do!
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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.
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.