You don’t need to be an essential oils company rep or affiliate to set up a fun EO party. That said, there is no question that this would be a neat way to get some direct sales commissions.
A BYO essential oils blending party can be a fun and economical way to make your own essential oils blends without having to spend a lot on all of the supplies.
What you need:
Small group of friends who love essential oils
Stash of essential oils in a variety of scents
Clean, sterile eye droppers
Tiny plastic funnels
Empty, dark-colored essential oil bottles
Carrier oils such as jojoba, coconut, olive and sweet almond
Essential oils resource to help those who may need more knowledge about which oils are useful for specific remedies or purposes.
4-oz. stainless steel squirt bottles
8-oz. dark colored glass spray bottles
A few gallons of distilled water
(To make this easier, you can either have each person bring their own supplies, or you can plan to collect money from everyone and place a bulk order for these supplies in advance).
Here’s how to set it all up:
Everybody brings their essential oil collection to share. If you’re concerned about losing track of whose oils are whose, use write your name on small round sticker labels and adhere to the bottoms of your own bottles of oil. If your labels slip off, you can try wrapping them around some gold twine and tying around the neck of each bottle.
If most of the party guests are new to essential oils, you can open the event 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 together calming oils, citrus oils, herbal oils, oils from conifers, spice oils, and florals together.
So your groupings could look like this:
If your group seems to need guidance, start everyone off by handing out simple recipes that don’t require a lot of ingredients. Massage oils, hair tonics, and basic blends are the easiest.
So each guest might receive a recipe to make the following:
Calming Massage Oil
Invigorating Hair Tonic
EO Room Freshener
EO Spring Cleaning Spritz
After guests arrive, mingle and enjoy some refreshments for a bit, you can begin the essential oil blending segment. Each person takes a few of their empty EO bottles and places a small amount of carrier oil in each, to fill about halfway. Pick and choose from the available oils to make blends. Cap tightly and label.
So if someone wants to make a calming blend, she might drop in some coconut carrier oil along with about 20 drops lavender, 20 drops rose and 20 drops chamomile.
Once the blending segment is completed, you can show your guests how to make body or massage oils using a simple recipe that includes a carrier oil added to a stainless steel bottle with squirt top, and about 60 drops of essential oil.
Next, share the simple basics of making a homemade room spray, cleaning spray or hair tonic. All that’s really needed is enough distilled water to fill an 8-oz. bottle, about 30 drops of essential oils, and a 1/4 teaspoon of witch hazel.
Guests can also add a Tablespoon or 2 of vinegar, or a few teaspoons of castile soap, if they’d like to boost the cleaning power of their spray bottle mixes once they return home.
Below, find some terrific spring essential oil blends to share at your next EO party, or to simply try on your own.