Regularly I am asked, what do I need to get started? What is your favorite diffuser? What is safe for kids, etc. What are the best brands?
There are many great options and every family has their goals. Here you will find some of my favorites and most recommeneded products along with SAGE Aromatherapy referral links to read more and purchase them if interested.
Consider scheduling an aromatherapy lifestyle session with Hope for a customized plan and approach to beginning your use of essential oils and/or fine-tuning your aromatherapy based lifestyle.
My #1 recommended essential oil starter kit is from Plant Therapyfor under $30 and ships free. This collection offers six of the most frequently used essential oils in a wooden storage box. This collection can be used individually or in combination for a myriad of home and personal care uses: Eucalyptus Globulus, Lemon, Peppermint, Sweet Orange, Tea Tree and Lavender.
Plant Therapy has a huge array of collections and bundles which provides for a great savings and paired with the fact that they offer USDA Certified Organic, pure, authentic essential oils along with GC/MS batch specific reports on their website makes them a top pick for the sage and savvy consumer. They also have a remarkable KidsSafe line and a staff of Certified Aromatherapists available to answer questions regarding safety and usage which is an incredible benefit to home users.
Essential oils are beautiful and alluring. If not careful, it’s easy to find yourself with 25-50 essential oils, overwhelmed and straining the family budget believing that “there’s an oil for everything” and purchasing to have on hand “just in case.”
The great news is that all essential oils are multi-taskers and it is absolutely unnecessary to purchase large, expensive starter kits. There is no need to feel pressured to join membership programs for discounts or to feel guilty for not choosing a particular brand of essential oils. Options like Plant Therapy make pure, authentic essential oils not only accessible and affordable, but also available with the guidance of professional aromatherapy and safety experts.
Aromatherapy for Children
Aromatherapy for the Healthy Child: More Than 300 Natural, Nontoxic, and Fragrant Essential Oil Blends by Valerie Ann Worwood is idea for for families who use essential oils for natural living.This book covers every age, from prenatal to teens, and has many great references charts and over 300 recipes for family life.
KidSafe by Plant Therapyis the first-ever line of essential oils developed especially for children. Their convenient pre-diluted roll-ons, labeled for proper are a great option. KidSafe oils can be used by teens and adults also, making them truly family friendly while giving parents of younger children peace of mind. Formulated by Robert Tisserand to be safe for children ages 2–10.
Award-winnng ZAQ Sky Aroma is an all-in-one Mini-humidifier, Ionizer, Aroma Diffuser and Night Light featuring a sky show, multiple light modes, nightlight and no light mode with both intermittent and continuous mist mode.
Essential Oil Tools & Accessories
SOLIGT 3-Pack Multi-color Metal Essential Oil Key Tool Save your finger nails and your caps by using a universal essential oil keys. This is my favorite. They work all size bottles, rollerbottles and tops. Like reading glasses or hair bands…you can never have enough. Keep a few at home, at work, in your purse and car. They make fabulous gifts!
Roller Bottles & Funnels are a must-have for making quick and easy aromatherapy recipes to take on the go. Make your favorite recipes for relaxation, focus, energy, first aid or even perfume in genuine cobalt blue glass, amber bottles. Clear bottles are perfect when wanting to feature dried botanicals to the blend. Funnels are essential for no-mess formulating with both essential oils and carrier oils. Starter sets with combined supplies are a very economical way to build supplies or make gifts.
Glass bottles with euro droppers in assorted sizes (1ml, 5ml, 10ml, 15ml, etc.) are essential supplies. Whether making your own blends, sharing with a friend, making your own travel kit or decanting from larger size bottles, one can never seem to have enough of these little beauties.
Travel-Friendly small pouches and key chain storage sets for rollerballs and small bottles let you take your must-have essential oils and carrier oils wherever you go – purse, backpack, car, train, plain or bus, work, vacation, sports venue, playground, amusement park, and more while protecting glass bottles and preventing spills. Create your own first aid kit, travel kit or spa on the go with these types of pouches in a variety of colors and styles.
Essential Oil Diffusers & Nebulizers
Organic Aromas offers the most beautiful, hand blown glass, waterless essential oil nebulizers. Available with hand-carved wooden and sleek ceramic bases and the most innovative long-lasting lithium rechagable portable nebulizer. Get 2 bottles of 10 ml essential oils FREE with purchase of any diffuser. Use code: 2FREEOILS Watch an original video review by Hope here. `
ZAQ Bamboo Lite Mist Essential Oil Ultrasonic (water) Diffuser turns any room into a natural spa-like environment. It is made of real bamboo, BPA free with continuous and interval mode and 3 light settings including off. Use with or without essential oils to create a babbling brook sound and it can be used as a soft glow night light even when not running the diffuser feature. See our own video review here.
SpaRoom Aromafier, and their newest model the Simplifier, are the cutest little aroma buddies ever! Requires no water and uses no heat. Powered by 2-AA batteries or USB cable, this little guy is not only very affordable, but extremely travel and small-space friendly. See our video review here.
These are just a handful of diffuser options. We are happy to give you our opinion on others you may be considering in terms of benefits, quality and features in coordination with a lifestyle consult or follow-up sessions.