frugal oily supplies

Frugal Oily Supplies Every Oiler Needs

Maybe you just got your hands on your new Premium Starter Kit or you are just looking into getting oily. Maybe you’ve been oiling for years but don’t want to budget so much money supplies. You could be like me and just love DIY projects with your favorite oils. Regardless of how long you’ve been oiling, I’ve got you covered! Here is my roundup of all the frugal oily supplies you need from Amazon to get started on your oily adventures or keep going on a smaller budget!

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Carrier Oils

Oils need to be diluted prior to applying to the skin. To do that you need carrier oils. These include almond oil (my go-to), jojoba oil, coconut oil, avocado oil… lots of options for your frugal and oily DIYs!

Frugal Oily Supplies: Roller Fitments and Bottles

Roller bottles are awesome! I keep a roller bottle of diluted Thieves and one of lavender (my fave oil!) on the kitchen counter below the medicine cabinet. We try to avoid bringing glass into the house for safety reasons so I love the look of these bamboo covered bottles!

Turn empty essential bottles into perfume bottles or setting mists with these handy spray tops. Eyedropper fitments are great if you need just a drop of oil, especially with skincare regimens. Just be sure to order the right size; 5 and 15 mL bottles require different droppers.


It’s nice to have more than one diffuser in the house. Young Living diffusers are great quality, but sometimes it’s just not in the budget. This two-pack is popular with oilers Instagram and I can see why! Unlike other inexpensive options, these have two settings; continuous misting for three hours or intermittent misting for up to six hours.

Search for diffusers by room size and you’ll find there are lots of options. I will note that while I only own one YL diffuser (well my kid owns Feather the Owl) I only diffuse Young Living oils. Most oils smell good, but only pure aromatherapy grade oils come with all the therapeutic benefits you’re after. There is nothing frugal about buying cheap, impure oil.

I go more into detail on why Young Living on my dedicated oils page. Know your oils. They are not all created equally. No matter what you choose, do your due diligence and make sure to choose wisely.

Diffuser Jewelry

This stuff is pretty cool! Whether you wear a diffuser necklace or bracelet with diffuser pads or make your own bracelet with beads that absorb the oils, the possibilities are endless! You can find lots of jewelry options, as well as replacement diffuser pads (which reminds me, I lost mine in the last move) on Amazon!

Miscellaneous Oily Supplies

You’ll see a lot of stainless steel mentioned; it’s best not to use plastic as plastic absorbs the smell and doesn’t hold up well to pure essential oils.

These stainless steel spray bottles have been on my wish list for a while; they would be perfect for DIY cleaning sprays. Another must-have for making your own DIY cleaning solutions is unscented castile soap. I make my own hand soaps and use it with Thieves household cleaner to make my own dish soap.

Make DIY projects easier by using a stainless steel funnel to pour the oil needed without spills. Opening bottles and taking fitments out is much easier with these stainless steel bottle openers.

If you choose to ingest vitality oils in fillable vegetable capsules you can get those as well as capsule holders to make them easier to fill. Some find capsules easier to ingest than the oil directly.

I keep it very basic, but I am on a smaller budget. I prefer to spend more money on oils than supplies. It is very possible to be frugal and oily. It just takes a little more planning and patience, but it is oh so worth it. This nowhere near a comprehensive list of what is available, just a rundown of basic supplies that make oily life a little easier.

Interested in Getting Started?

I definitely recommend getting started with a Premium Starter Kit; I was cheap and not frugal and really wanted my Thieves household cleaner so I bought a basic starter kit instead. Frugal isn’t cheap my friends! It has taken me much longer to build up a supply of the basic oils and definitely more money! The premium starter kit has 12, yes 12 oils!

Included in the PSK are:

  • choice of two diffusers – Desert Mist or Dewdrop (at this price point – you can go higher and get a fancier humidifier)
  • Lavender 5 mL (my favorite – you may remember #irunonlavender)
  • Peppermint Vitality 5 mL – smells yummy, and tastes great in brownies
  • Lemon Vitality 5 mL – great for teas and cleaning applications!
  • Valor 5 mL – liquid courage anyone?
  • Peace & Calming 5 mL – exactly what you’d think
  • Frankincense 5 mL – grounding for meditation, great skin support
  • Thieves Vitality 5 mL – great in hot tea for immune support
  • Citrus Fresh 5 mL – featured in a previous frugal and oily DIY
  • Raven 5 mL – great to have in the medicine cabinet this time of year
  • DiGize Vitality 5 mL – digestive support
  • PanAway 5 mL – use after a workout
  • Stress Away 5 mL – I love diffusing this one!
  • 2 Roller Fitments – roll on some oily goodness
  • Thieves Waterless Hand Purifier, 1 oz – great to have in cold/flu season!
  • Thieves Spray, 1 oz – great for shopping cart handles
  • 2 NingXia Red 2 oz samples – to support overall wellness
  • “Essential Oils at a Glance” brochure
  • Product Guide
  • Essential Oil Display Tray
  • Young Living Lifestyle Booklet
  • Essential Oils Magazine
  • Essential Edge News

In short, you get over $400 worth of product for $165. Pretty frugal in my opinion. This is definitely worth saving for; if I had just waited another month or two to sign up I could’ve gotten all this goodness AND taken advantage of the PV, which I did not get with the basic starter kit. I have a good little stock now, but I still do not have quite a few of the oils on this list.

If you are interested in getting oily and can’t swing the starter kit price right away I highly recommend doing a mini sinking fund and setting the money aside a few months in a row. It is definitely worth the price you pay.

This post was proofread by Grammarly


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