Store Essential Oils Properly
I have a “quick tip” type of post for you today. I’m moving in 16 days from Northern Virginia to Seattle for school. I’ve started to prioritize my health products and natural remedies because I will have very limited space in the two suitcases I’m bringing. Something that I absolutely couldn’t leave behind were all my essential oils, but I didn’t know how to store them and safely pack them.
I had previously kept all my oil in a box, and I had to rifle through them to find the one I wanted since only the top of the bottles were visible. And I certainly couldn’t throw this box into my suitcase, because the oils were loose and could break. After searching for different essential oil storage options, I found this handy case with elastic bands to hold the oils in place.
The case I purchased is available here on Amazon. It comes in a few different colors and sizes. The size pictured below is the 64-oil size in black.
It is perfect! Here’s why I love it:
- It allows me to see all the labels on the oils, so I can quickly pick out the one I need
- It holds different shapes and sizes of bottles. In the picture, you can see 5ml size bottles and some 15 ml size bottles. On the other side of the case (not pictured) I have some longer/fatter essential oil bottles that fit well.
- The oils are snug and secure when the case is zippered shut. I can throw it in my suitcase to safely transport them to Seattle. It also has a handle on the spine and a removable shoulder strap.
- The oils are stored in the dark, which is important to prolong the life of the oils. Be sure to keep your case in a cool place to protect the oils, too. I might throw an icepack into my suitcase so it doesn’t get too hot in the baggage compartment of the plane.
I also bought extra cases to store my 1 oz. droppers of herbs:
I hope this quick tip was helpful to you! How do you store your essential oils? Do you have any other tips for essential oil storage?