This was a fun little organization craft project to create some tidy storage for doTerra essential oils. It was fairly easy to pull together, so I thought I’d share a step-by-step how to. Enjoy!
1. Collect Tools & Materials
I started with a few packs of balsa wood from the craft store. The packs were filled with assorted shapes and sizes. You’ll need a few sharp tools like a box knife and x-acto, wood or Tacky glue, a ruler, and some paint.
2. Arrange Caddy Pieces
I decided to see how far I could get just using pre-cut pieces from the balsa wood packs. This took a couple rounds of re-arranging and shuffling using the essential oil bottles to help determine size and spacing.
3. Cut & Glue
There were a few alterations needed to the pre-cut balsa wood pieces, but trimming them into shape was quick. After that, it was just a matter of finding something good to stream on Netflix while gluing all the pieces together!
After gluing all the pieces together, I tried fitting essential oils into the caddy to make sure no spacing got out of alignment. Then, I let the caddy dry overnight.
I’ve got some green paint on hand that I’ve used to paint a few pieces of thrift store furniture, so I used that for this project. I think acrylic paints would work great too. I let the paint dry overnight, and then the caddy is done!
It was a pretty fun and simple project, and I like how it turned out! The doTerra essential oils have nice labels and this storage method makes it easy to see all the colors and select an oil to use.