I’m officially a full-blown Oily Addict and had finally run out of room in my awesome, handmade Native Andes Essential Oil Bag (<– Check out her link to buy yours and support Fair Trade for a family in Quito, Ecuador) that you see below. I had been following posts on my oily groups about how people were storing their essential oils. There are all sorts of amazing ways you can store your oils from store bought cabinets, spice racks, to DIY masterpieces. But the idea that really resonated with me was using nail polish racks to store your essential oils. There are some really inexpensive plexi counter top racks, big and small, some tiered, some that spin like a Lazy Susan and a whole plethora of wall racks in various shapes, sizes, and designs. Several months ago I ran across this really beautiful Tree of Life nail polish rack on Amazon and just knew I had to have it! But I’ll admit, it’s not cheap. So I was super jazzed when I got some birthday cash from my aunt that allowed me the luxury to splurge a little on myself. So I placed my order on my birthday, New Year’s Eve, and by Monday, January 4 my oil rack had arrived! My hubby loves me so even though he was exhausted from staying up with the baby the night before, he graciously hung my new oil rack for me that evening. I was so excited I couldn’t even sleep until I got all my oils placed on my new rack. Then came the age old debate: to organize by color or alphabetically? I love the visual appeal of organizing Young Living oils by label color (and rainbows just make me happy!) plus by now I’ve been using YL oils long enough to know what color each of my oil labels are and can find them quickly. I settled on setting aside my most used oils and PSK oils for easy access then divided the rest by size and color. I must say, I’m quite pleased with how pretty it turned out once all my oils were placed. And truthfully, I was a little surprised by just how many oils I had accumulated when I saw them all out together like this! I probably could’ve justified the 6 tier rack instead of the 5!
How do you store your essential oils? I love seeing other people’s storage solutions and eventually I’ll outgrow this rack and need additional options! Share your oily storage solutions below!