DIY Basics to Have on Hand

To make your DIY life easy, it's important to keep your home stocked with the most basic ingredients to make cleaning, health and beauty, and kid products. Here's a shopping list! I hope you notice how many of these things are available at your regular grocery store or super store, and how many of them are cheap!
  • baking soda
  • super washing soda
  • your favorite salt
  • epsom salts
  • vinegar (white and/or apple cider)
  • liquid castile soap (These come scented, but I like the plain, baby mild variety to add my own scent. This is a concentrate, so don't let the price scare you!)
  • cornstarch or arrowroot powder
  • coconut oil
  • other liquid carrier oil(s) like olive, grapeseed, jojoba, almond, ect
  • beeswax
You'll also need containers. Some of these I recycle, but some I purchased special. Essential oils are powerful and can degrade plastics, especially citrus oils. Glass and stainless are best, but some grades of plastic are ok, if you be sure to dilute your essential oil. Amazon is a good place to shop for these things. Abundant HealthKRE, and Life Science Publishing also have a good selection of reliably safe plastics, as well as tins and glassware.
  • mason jars (I like both 4 oz and either 8 or 12 oz), and/or any small, glass jars
  • small, medium, and large spray bottle(s) (I keep several small, and 1-2 medium and larges)
  • 5-10 mL roller bottles (once you get going, you can recycle empty essential oil bottles)
  • stainless funnel
  • small balm tins
  • 2-4 oz dropper bottle

Of course, you'll also want all of the essential oils that come in Young Living's Everyday Oil Collection, including lavender, lemon, peppermint, and Thieves. It is part of the Premium Starter Kit, which you can learn more about here!

See, easy right!

Finally, I highly recommend investing in a third party reference guide for YLEOs. This will help educate you on the full scope of use for all of Young Living's oils, both singles and blends. You can use it to look up your personal needs and see which oils may be a good choice for you. There are several companies that all publish "pocket" reference guides, and some that even have apps for your phone: Abundant HealthKRE, and Life Science Publishing all offer good choices for a reasonable price.  

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