Once you have a set of essential oils, the questions becomes what do I store them in? Things get even trickier when you've got young children that get into EVERYTHING. Read below for some tricks on how to child-proof your essential oils.
1. Wooden Boxes
First things first.... these wooden boxes are the most popular choice! Why? They have handy little slots to keep your essential oils organized. Some people organize alphabetically and others by color. Either way, wooden boxes keep things contained in one place and its easier to keep kids from getting into your stuff.
2. Child resistant safety caps
Still, if you've got very curious toddlers those boxes need a little something extra since they do not have a lock on them. My children were drawn to essential oils so I had to come up with a more secure way of preventing them from accidentally opening up the bottles. Let's not talk about the day that my one year old dumped an entire bottle of frankincense on my bedroom floor! This is why I LOVE and recommend ALL parents get these child safety caps. They are super easy to put on your 5ml or 15ml bottles and take all of 5 seconds to put on. The best part is that now I'm able to keep my essential oils in the rooms I use them the most...some in my kitchen, bathrooms, bedrooms and living room! Woohoo! Cause reality is out of sight, out of mind. Having the essential oils throughout your home will remind you to use them when they benefit your family the most!
3. Essential Oil Wall Rack
Once you get all your essential oils child proof you'll get to have fun coming up with other ideas for storage. The biggie for me is to put them high enough so my kids can't reach. They can't open them, but somehow my essential oils wander around my home. I found this great wall shelf rack a few years back and I'm obsessed! Does it look familiar...maybe from your local nail salon? Ding ding ding! It was originally designed for nail polish displays but it fits my essential oil bottles perfectly. And that's my next practical tip. Anything that says "nail polish" storage actually fits standard essential oil bottles! I also purchased a little nail polish makeup holder at TJ Max that I keep on my bathroom counter and kitchen counter!
4. Kid Safe Essential Oils
Of course on the the best things you can do is to go ahead and purchase a set of kid safe essential oils that are already pre-diluted in convenient roller bottles! As an oiling mama of 3 young kids for the last 5 years, my experience has been that I use the doTERRA Touch Line essential oils the most on my children! The convenience of being in roller bottles and not having to think about how much coconut oil is best to use on my kids is a relief! My kids even like to put the essential oils on themselves! To purchase the Kid's Touch Line go HERE. Use my referral doTERRA ID# 749670. Select Introductory Packet ($35) and add the doTERRA Touch Kit ($169 wholesale) to your cart. Easy peasy.
5. Roller Bottle Clutch
Once you get your set of essential oil roller bottles, you'll have plenty of options for storing the rollers. I like this case. But of course you can do a simple search on Etsy for cute roller bags. The options are endless.
How do you store your essential oils? Leave a comment below. I would love to see your ideas. And if you haven't already, be sure to subscribe to my blog below. Happy Oiling!
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