Do you know that some people on Etsy are charging 60 bucks plus for racks to hold your voodoo magic?
Ahem, I mean essential oils.
I do love Etsy but some shops are pissing me off with the prices they are charging.
125 smackaroos for a personalized family sign is NEVER EVER HAPPENING.
I am all for small businesses but seriously have you not heard of Pinterest?
DO NOT PAY 125 DOLLARS OR MORE FOR A PERSONALIZED ANYTHING UNLESS IT IS A COFFIN.
So when I went hunting for ideas to store my ever-growing essential oil collection, I headed to Pinterest for ideas to make my own.
I really liked this one.
Until I read add strips to bind boards together.
Me and building stuff is like me and a buffet restaurant. Never the twain shall meet.
Two words: sneeze guard.
For $44, you could have this really cool looking display.
Then I realized:
-I don’t want to pay 44 dollars (two bottles of VERY SMALL essential oils, by the way) for a rack to display my oils
-I don’t know that I want to display my oils. Just keep them together neatly.
-but if I need them to be out and about on my counters, I do want them to look nice.
-there is WAY too much thinking involved in this first world voodoo health word problem.
So I did what I do best when I have conundrums: I eat my feelings. Then I went to Goodwill. Or maybe it was the other way around. It wasn’t clear at that point.
Pass the clarity oil, or whatever it’s called.
Goodwill will calm me! I don’t need no stinking oils!
Except for the Thieves. I do need Thieves.
Originally I bought this because I had a vision in the aisles of a very busy Goodwill on a Sunday morning.
This would make a perfect essential oil holder!
Ignore the middle candle holder thing, which by the way is the weirdest candle holder known to man because of one thing: flammability.
WHO THE HELL PUTS A CANDLE HOLDER IN THE MIDDLE OF A WOODEN BOX?
Correct me if I am wrong but that’s called a campfire.
Then I got it home and couldn’t remove the candle holder.
So I set it on fire.
I’m saving it for a bonfire in the summer.
Ooh, look what else I got that day!
A tray!! What? You get excited about leggings with cats on them, I get excited about wooden trays.
A cool plastic medallion with no purpose!!
It isn’t orange anymore.
I know you were concerned.
I will be writing about these in another post because I know how you can appreciate follow through.
So then, as I was carrying my kindling candle holder for 99 cents, I happened to turn around and see this:
Essential Oil containment like no other.
Not the green cake stand but the wooden bowl like thing.
I think it might have been one big ass salad bowl.
Or a wooden bong.
But it was perfect for what I needed it for.
I took it off of the counter because I don’t need to be reminded of my voodoo addiction all damn day.