Getting Started with Essential Oils

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I can not offer you a complete list of what you might need to get started but I can put down a few suggestions. I have based this list on the recipes that I typically post and my favorite ingredients. There is no golden list of supplies to get you started. Start with collecting what you need for your first recipe and soon you will find that you have a bunch of utensils, bowls, and oils for future recipes. So collect as you go along, as I did.


My commonly used essential Oils:






Tea Tree 


Sweet Orange




Popular carrier Oils:

Olive oil

Avocado oil 

Sweet Almond oil 

Jojoba oil

Coconut oil



Liquid castile soap 

Castile soap bar


Powders and bark:

Witch hazel bark

Arrowroot powder 

Cocoa powder


Bentonite clay


Shea butter

Cocoa butter



Distilled water

70% rubbing alcohol

White vinegar

Sugar, sea salt or Epsom salt


Keep on hand:

Paper towel

Cotton swabs


Stirring spoons or sticks - not wood

Measuring spoons

Glass (Pyrex) measuring jug

Glass (Pyrex) mixing bowls

Small funnel


Fine mesh strainer

Dark glass jars or mason jars

Glass jars with plastic screw tops

Bottles – rollerballs, spray bottles

Foam soap pumps

Double boiler


Optional considerations:

Shop around for good prices.

Electric beater or immersion beater

If you are not working in your kitchen, you might want to buy a single plate stove.

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Do not use any essential oils or essential oil blends if you have any underlying health conditions. Some oils are not safe for children, pregnant women, or pets. Always check with your doctor or certified aromatherapist, if you are unsure about the benefits or contra-indicators of a recipe or its ingredients. ‘A Scented Story’ is solely my platform to share my experiences with essential oils and other natural products. I do not prescribe any treatments