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Hosting an essential oil party is a great way to get a group of essential oil lovers together and share fun ideas and recipes for things to make with essential oils.
Company reps often set up demo parties to showcase their brand products, but you don’t need to be a rep or affiliate to do this. Just about anybody can host an Essential Oil Make and Take party.
It’s an especially great idea to host or attend an essential oil party a few months before a major gift-giving holiday such as Thanksgiving or Christmas. It’s so much more fun to make your homemade gifts with others instead of by yourself. Also, you’re sure to learn a lot of exciting new tips, ideas, and recipes too.
Of course, hosting an essential oil ‘Make and Take Party’ can get expensive if you buy all the supplies yourself. One way to make this fun without breaking the bank is to host a ‘Bring Your Own’ essential oil party, where everyone brings their own essential oils supplies. At the end of the party, everyone gets to take their creations home.
The ‘Bring Your Own’ and ‘Make and Take’ combine two fantastic ideas that are guaranteed to be a huge hit.
I’ve put together some easy essential oil party ideas to get you started. Remember, these are not set in stone. Pick and choose whichever ideas work for you and host your own unique Essential Oil Make and Take Party.
When it comes to essential oil party ideas, two of the most important aspects are what you’ll need and what you’re going to make. Let’s start with things you’ll need.
Basic Supplies for Your Essential Oil Party
1- Set of Essential Oils in a Variety of Scents
I highly recommend buying Plant Therapy’s Top 14 Essential Oil Set.
I cannot stress the importance of using the highest quality essential oils in your DIY projects, whether you’re making diffuser blends or skincare items. Plant Therapy essential oils are 100% pure and contain no preservatives or artificial additives.
With the Top 14 Singles Set, you get a nice variety of top-quality essential oils that you can mix and match to create a variety of scents and scented items.
Besides, you get free shipping across the United States and if your order crosses a certain amount you get some great discounts too.
You’ll also find a few budget options here from different brands – Best Essential Oil Sets That Offer Great Value For Money
You can, of course, buy individual 10ml bottles of essential oils but this can work out to be much more expensive.
2 – Dark Colored Glass Roll-On Bottles
Perfumes with essential oils are a hugely popular and easy-to-make item with essential oils. If you plan on including this as one of your essential oil party ideas – and you should – you will need dark-colored glass roll-on bottles.
Check out the full range of glass roll-on and spray bottles at the Vivaplex Store.
3 – Dark-Colored Glass Spray Bottles with Mist and Stream Settings
I love this SXUDA Amber Glass Spray Bottles Set. You get 14 amber-colored glass spray bottles in different capacities and with different spray and roll-on attachments. You can swap the covers depending on what you want to put in it. This makes the set very versatile for an essential oil party.
In addition to the spray attachments, you also get regular black covers that you can use when carrying the bottle or when placing it in a gift basket. The spray attachment can be attached later.
A roll-n bottle opener and essential oil labels make up the rest of the set. The Vivaplex Store also has spray bottles in various sizes if you want to explore your other options.
4 – Fine Mist Spray Glass Bottles
You’ll need a few fine mist spray bottles for your homemade perfumes and room sprays. These 2 oz Fine Mist Spray Bottles from Vivaplex are great for the purpose. You can buy them in sets of 6 and 12 and either in amber or blue.
If you want even smaller-sized bottles, these 1/2 oz Cobalt Blue Glass Fine Mist Spray Bottles are an excellent option.
The Bottle Depot has an interesting set of 2 oz Frosted Black Glass Bottles With Spray. Honestly, I was fascinated by these bottes. You very rarely see these types of bottles in black, which makes them quite unusual. The frosted finish gives the bottles a nice festive look. This is a great set if you are making essential oil items to give away as gifts. The Bottle Depot also has these fine mist spray bottles in Frosted Amber, Clear Amber, and Clear Cobalt Blue.
5 – Amber 2oz Round Glass Jars with Inner Liners and Black Lids
Round glass jars are perfect for putting in your homemade skin creams, body butters, balms, sugar scrubs, bath salts, and more. As with all other items that contain essential oils, it is best to use cobalt or amber glass bottles to prevent the oils from degrading prematurely.
These Vivaplex Amber 2 oz Round Glass Jars are my top recommendation. The glass is thick and dark-colored so the essential oils in the homemade products are well protected. The inner liners and black dome lids create a tight seal, making these perfect for traveling. They are small enough to fit in your purse too.
Vivaplex 2 oz round glass jars are available in sets of 12 and 15.
6 – At Least One Book with Essential Oil Recipes
The Complete Book of Essential Oils & Aromatherapy by Valerie Worwood is a great book to have on hand at your essential oil party. it includes 800 Natural, Nontoxic amp Fragrant recipes using essential oils.
It’s my go-to essential oil reference book and one I always have handy when working on making essential oil items for myself or to give away as gifts.
7 – Epsoak Epsom Salts
Homemade bath salts with essential oils are one of the easiest gifts you can make. One 19 lb packet of Epsoak Epsom Salts is sufficient to make several jars of bath salts.
Get the recipe and instructions for making your own Homemade Bath Salts with Essential Oils and Rose Scented Bath Salts With Rose Petals. The rose-scented bath salts have dried rose petals in each bottle. The finished product looks absolutely gorgeous and has been a great hit with everyone I’ve gifted it to.
8 – Plenty of Small Dark-Colored Glass Bottles
All each person needs to do to do is combine a few drops of different essential oils into one of these small dark-colored glass bottles to create any blend you like.
If this is your first time creating blends, I would suggest starting with a few time-tested recipes from the book mentioned above. Alternatively, you can find plenty of blend recipes on my site.
I particularly like this set of 24, Cobalt Blue, 2 ml (5/8 Dram) Glass Bottles, with Orifice Reducers and Black Caps.
9 – Carrier Oils
Carrier oils are absolutely necessary when you’re making skincare products with essential oils. Carrier oils do double duty of diluting the essential oil and making them safer to use topically, while also slowing down the evaporation of the essential oils so they last longer.
Jojoba, Fractionated Coconut, and Almond are the best carrier oils for making essential oil-based skincare products. In addition to acting as a suitable base for diluting essential oils, they also have nourishing and moisturizing properties that make them beneficial for the skin. As always, when buying products to use on your skin, always buy the best quality you can afford.
Plant Therapy offers the largest variety of carrier oils. Their carrier oils are high quality and reasonably priced, which is always a great combination. You don’t need to buy several bottles of carrier oils. Just two should do. Choose two from Jojoba, Fractionated Coconut, Almond, or Grapeseed. That should be enough for all your essential oil DIY projects.
10 – Vinyl Disposable Gloves
Why take any chances? An accident can spoil all the fun. When it comes to handling essential oils, it’s always better to be safe than sorry.
One box of Clear, Powder-Free Vinyl Disposable Plastic Gloves, Medium size should suffice.
11 – Dilution Chart Magnet
An essential oil dilution chart comes in super handy when you are working on essential oil DIY projects. It minimizes the potential for inaccurate calculations so you are not adding too much or too little of any ingredient. Too much of certain ingredients can have adverse effects and too little can be ineffective. With an essential oil dilution chart, you’ll get it right every time.
Plant Therapy’s Essential Oils Dilution Chart Magnet is the most convenient dilution chart available. The magnetic backing keeps this Essential Oils Dilution Chart right where you need it so you don’t waste time looking for it every time you are working on homemade products. The charge is easy to read and understand, and the guidelines are simple to follow. Believe me, you’ll wonder how you managed without it before.
The KidsSafe Essential Oils Dilution Chart Magnet is a handy reference when you’re working with KidsSafe oils. It’s a good idea to use only KidsSafe essential oils when you’re making products for kids or your kids are ‘helping’ you with your DIY projects.
12 – Essential Oil Labels
You’ll need labels to identify the different products everyone has made at your essential oil party. With this set of 120 Prism Ovals + 120 Round Stickers by Rivertree Life, you’ll have enough labels for bottles of all sizes. The labels are colorful and add a nice decorative touch to the bottles. The labels are made from poly waterproof material so they will stay looking good too.
In addition, you will also need these items:
Beeswax Pearls if you plan to make candles or lip balm.
Clean, glass liquid droppers – these calibrated droppers from TecUnite are excellent for measuring precise amounts of essential oils.
A few gallons of distilled water
If you’re hosting a smaller essential oil party and need only a few supplies, this Vivaplex Cobalt Blue Glass Bottle Set may be more appropriate. It includes a variety of glass bottles – 4 roll-on bottles and a mix of large and small bottles with and without sprays plus accessories. That’s everything you need if you’re planning on making just a few essential oil gifts.
13. Dried Lavender Flowers
Dried lavender flowers are a versatile ingredient that can be used in a variety of ways to add color, flair, and a lovely floral aroma to just about any DIY project. A sprinkling of dried lavender can enhance the look of any homemade gift.
You can add them to bath salts, bath bombs, skin-care and hair-care products, homemade soaps, cookies, and much much more.
Dried lavender flowers don’t cost a lot either. You can buy a large bag from several online outlets.
Check out these 40 Scent-Sational Ideas For Using Dried Lavender Flowers
Note About Buying Glass Containers for Your Essential Oil Party
Essential oils deteriorate with exposure to light. Dark-colored glass containers help prevent this premature deterioration.
While you can buy glass bottles from any brand as long as they are dark-colored, I highly recommend using bottles marketed by Vivaplex. Not only do they make the highest quality bottles but you can buy them in a wide range of styles, sizes, and quantities depending on your requirements.
Scroll through the Vivaplex Store on Amazon, check out their range of products, and choose the styles and sets you need.
How to Set Up Your Essential Oil Party
Ask all invitees to bring their own essential oil collection to share. Writing each person’s name on small round sticker labels which are adhered to the bottoms of the bottles of oil will help in identifying which bottle belongs to each one. If the labels slip off, wrap them around some gold twine and tie the twine around the neck of each bottle.
If most of the party guests are new to essential oils, start the party with a brief talk explaining how essential oils work and which ones are typically used for specific purposes.
It’s also helpful to arrange the oils categorically. You can group them together based on their aroma families.
So your groupings could look like this:
- Essential oils that belong to the Floral aroma family – Lavender, Chamomile, Geranium, Rose, Jasmine, Ylang Ylang – In this Ultimate Guide To Floral Essential Oils, you’ll find plenty of ideas of things to make specifically with floral essential oils.
- Essential oils that belong to the Citrus aroma family – Lemon, Bergamot, Orange, Grapefruit, Tangerine, Blood Orange
- Essential oils that belong to the Herbaceous aroma family – Oregano, Thyme, Clary Sage, Rosemary, Marjoram, Basil
- Essential oils that belong to the Spicy aroma family – Nutmeg, Cinnamon, Clove, Ginger, Cardamom
- Essential oils that belong to the Woody aroma family – Sandalwood, Fir, Cedarwood, Cypress, Juniper
- Essential oils that belong to the Camphoraceous aroma family – Eucalyptus, Peppermint, Tea Tree
- Essential oils that belong to the Resinous aroma family – Frankincense, Myrrh,
- Essential oils that belong to the Earthy aroma family – Patchouli, Vetiver, Valerian, Angelica Root
Read more about Essential Oils & Their Aroma Families.
Essential Oil Party Ideas: Things to Make
If your group needs guidance, kick things off by handing out simple recipes that don’t require a lot of ingredients. Bath salts, massage oils, hair tonics, and basic blends are the easiest things to make with essential oils.
So each guest might receive a recipe to make the following:
Rose-Scented Bath Salts with Rose Petals – looks absolutely gorgeous and makes a great gift!
You may need to buy a few other essential oil supplies if you’re planning on making some of the items on this list.
For example, if you’re making reed diffusers with essential oils, you’ll need narrow-necked bottles and reed sticks.
Get Your Party Going!
After guests arrive and you’ve spent some time catching up with everyone over coffee and cake, it’s time to start mixing, stirring, blending and packing!
Start by creating blends. This is the easiest and least messy project. Each person can create their own choice of blends, whether for themselves or to give away as gifts. Choose from any one of these Diffuser Blend Recipes.
Once the blending segment is completed, you can start creating your other products, depending on what you had planned. There’s no limit as to how many or how few products you should create at an Essential Oil Party. It all depends on how much time you have available and your budget. Whether you choose to make just two or three items or more, it’s a fun way to get together and get creative making aromatic self-care products for yourself or giving away as gifts.
Your turn now! Have you hosted or attended an Essential Oil Make & Take Party? What products did you’ll create? Share your experience in the comments below so we can get a few new ideas too!
Disclaimer: This information is not intended to serve as medical advice. Please consult your doctor before using any natural medication or if you experience any unusual symptoms. See Full Disclaimer here.